Kate Mewhinney

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Professors host live webinars on mediation programs addressing legal needs of indigent, aging populations

Two Wake Forest School of Law professors are participating in live webinars co-sponsored by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts and the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission  on Oct. 18-19, 2017,  as part of Conflict Resolution Week Webinar Series. Another webinar, “Advances in Online Dispute Resolution and its Role in the Future,” is planned for Oct. 17.

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Alumni Profile: Marcus Fields (BA ’10, JD ’16) finds career in elder law very rewarding

As a student working in Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, Marcus Fields (BA ’10, JD ’16) watched a client struggle to balance his full-time job with overseeing his mother’s care in a local nursing home, while also selling her home in another part of the state. The man made a common error that could have put his mother in danger of being dropped from the Medicaid rolls.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney to participate in ‘Being Mortal’ event on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Highland Presbyterian

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney, managing attorney of the Elder Law Clinic, will be featured as a guest panelist at the “Being Mortal” documentary film screening event on Sunday, Oct. 30.  The free event begins at 4 p.m. in Highland Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall in Winston-Salem.

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Two generations of Elder Law Clinic students work to protect investors

During summer 2016, Jenna Coogle (JD ’15)who was an Elder Law Clinic student in Spring 2015, worked in Washington, D.C., at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  She spent part of that time assisting  Investor Advocate Rick Fleming (JD ’94).  In 1993, Fleming was also a student in the clinic.  He was appointed in 2014 as the first Investor Advocate for the SEC.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney tells Winston-Salem Journal limiting access to free Medicare option counseling is senseless

Professor Kate Mewhinney, the managing attorney of The Elder Law Clinic, was quoted in the following story, “U.S. Senate plan to strip Medicare assistance funding riles local advocates,” by Richard Craver originally published here in the Winston-Salem Journal on July 3, 2016. Continue reading »

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Professor Kate Mewhinney and Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Professor Kate Mewhinney and Elder Law Clinic student Rebecca Daddino (JD ’17) recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in the Piedmont Triad’s 5th Annual Elder Abuse Walk, Stroll and Roll on  June 18, 2016, in Triad Park, Kernersville, North Carolina.

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Elder Law Clinic celebrates 25 years of community service

Since 1991, the Elder Law Clinic has provided free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties.  Each semester, a new group of students joins the Elder Law Clinic to provide free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.  Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined’ symposium on March 17-18

Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic, led by Professor Kate Mewhinney, is co-sponsoring the “Aging Re-Imagined,” symposium on March 17-18 in different locations around the Wake Forest University campus.

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Professor Kate Mewhinney, OUTLaw members featured in Winston-Salem Journal for volunteer efforts at Adam Foundation’s festival

Professor Kate Mewhinney and OUTLaw program members are featured in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal titled, “Cindy Hodnett: Events underscore solidarity in community,” on Nov. 16. The story focuses on the Adam Foundation’s annual festival, which was held on Nov. 7 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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Elder Law Clinic to co-host cultural competency training for dealing with older LGBT clients on Aug. 4

The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will co-host, “A Caring Response for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients,” program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive. Continue reading »