End-of-Life Planning for the Low-Income Client

  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Source: New York
  • Seniors
New Pro Bono Program!

Why You Should Attend

PLI is pleased to announce this exciting new pro bono program focusing on end-of-life planning for low-income clients. End-of-life planning is, like death and taxes, one of those things that if ignored can go from an easy, informative and straightforward conversation to a drawn-out nightmare. Low-income clients often have little resources or time to devote to end-of-life planning and therefore they frequently resort to "no planning" or improvised planning. This program will teach you appropriate planning techniques for medical, financial and personal issues that will benefit low-income clients and will also provide an understanding of the medical framework in which medical advance planning operates. The seasoned faculty, including legal services attorneys and a medical provider, will share their wealth of experience dealing with end-of-life issues so that you can competently volunteer to help low-income clients prepare a plan for the future. We encourage you to attend this program and then volunteer with your local legal services provider!

What You Will Learn
• How to interview and prepare a plan for the low-income client
• How to prepare and advise on Advance Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Wills and other end-of-life planning techniques
• The medical view of advance planning for end-of-life, including the differences between palliative and hospice care and the intersection of the two approaches

Who Should Attend
Attorneys assisting pro bono clients with end-of-life planning matters through representation or in a variety of clinical settings, including medical-legal partnerships, senior services collaboratives, family-focused legal services opportunities, and other pro bono programs. In addition, the presentation will be of interest to firm pro bono coordinators and partners, corporate law department pro bono managers, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff.

Cost: Free

Register HERE.