State Bar of Montana

State Bar of Montana's

Elder Assistance Committee

Objectives

  • Serve as a liaison between the American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly and members of the State Bar in order to support the delivery of legal services to Montana's senior citizens.
  • Supervise the development of elder law related publications and CLE.

Meeting Information 

The next meeting is April 21 at noon.

The Committee met via conferene call on March 17, 2014. Click here for the agenda and here for the minutes.

The Committee met via conference call on February 18, 2014. Click here for the meeting agenda and here for the meeting minutes.

The Committee met via conference call on November 18, 2013. Click here for the meeting agenda and here for the meeting minutes.

The Committee met via conference call on October 21, 2013. Click here for the meeting agenda and here for the meeting minutes.

Check out the: State by State Snapshot of Senior Poverty by the Kaiser Foundation

Projects

 Legal Developer Program Grant

The Agency On Aging Advisory Committee met in person on October 18th. Click here for the agenda and here for the minutes.

The next meeting will be January 16, 2014.

Articles 

Look for articles in the Montana Lawyer from experts in this field!

The first article was: Making a Law Office Elder Friendly

Montana Lawyer Articles 

December 2013

Estate Planning: What do we do with Lassie?

November 2013

Medicaid Estate Recovery

October 2013

ABCs of Body Disposal

September 2013

Medicare 101: The Basics in 2013

June/July 2013

Exploitation: The sometimes invisible abuse of our elderly

By Cynthia H. Shott, pages 12-13

May 2013

Appropriate debt collection practices for the elderly 

By Gail K. Bourguignon, pages 8-10

 

April 2013

When you become your parents' caregiver

By Twyla Scketchley, pages 8-9


March 2013

Medicaid for long-term care: The basics

By Sol Lovas, CELA, , pages 38-40 

 

February 2013

Retiring baby boomers highlight need for legal document clinics

By John McCrea, pages18-20 

 

December 2012/January 2013

"Be patient, be flexible, and let go of what you cannot control."

By Anne Yates, pages 34-36 

Previous Meetings

The Committee met in person on September 19, 2013 at the annual meeting of the State Bar in Helena. Click here for the meeting agenda and here for the meeting minutes.

Resources

Compare Cost of Care Across the U.S.

The True Impact of Longterm Care

ABA BiFocal Newsletter

ABA Commission on Law & Aging

Administration on Aging

Center for Medicare Advocacy

 Fair Debt Collection Practices Act- Q & A

Family Caregive Alliance

Hospital Safety

Medicare

Medicare Rights Center

National Center on Elder Abuse

Social Security Administration

Today's Caregiver

Uniform Trust Code

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

 

 

Chair

Twyla Sketchley
twyla@sketchleylaw.com

Members

Gail Bourguignon, Missoula
Craig Charlton, Helena
Richard E. Gilleran, Spokane, WA
Bruce Larsen, Sequim, WA
Sol Lovas, Billings                                    

John McCrae, Helena
Garrett Norcott, Helena
Dave Patterson, Missoula
James Screnar, Bozeman
Cynthia Shott, Missoula  

Grant Snell, Kalispell
Amy Webbink, Bozeman
Anne Yates, Helena

Julie Sirrs, Missoula

Board of Trustees Liaision

Jason T. Holden                    
(406) 452-6500

Contact Information

Janice Doggett, State Bar of Montana
(406) 447-2201
jdoggett@montanabar.org

 

Meetings

The third Monday of each month at noon Mountain Time

 

 

 

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