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CELJ is Hiring!

Two Year, Full Time, Contract Assignment (partial benefits offered) The Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. (“CELJ”) is seeking to fill an exciting new position for a Dynamic Attorney with a technological background.  Job Specifications: Development & Expansion of our Legal Risk Detection application software The Legal Risk Detector, is a web-based legal health

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive

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CELJ Attorney Lindsay Heckler Provides Testimony to NYS Assembly on Adult Facilities

On September 28, 2017, Center for Elder Law & Justice staff attorney Lindsay Heckler testified before the New York State  Assembly Committees on Health, Social Services, and Aging on the topic of adult care facilities. As the legal liaison to the New York Long Term Care Ombudsman in Region 15, Ms. Heckler sees issues with adult

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CELJ Comments on Proposed Regulatory Revision Allowing Arbitration Agreements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new nursing facility regulations in September 2016, which included consumer protections for residents, which prohibit nursing homes from forcing residents to arbitrate disputes.   CMS has now proposed to roll back these protections to permit nursing facilities to require residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements before

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From the “Declaration of Sentiments” to the “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women”: Towards Expanding Global Women’s Movement.

By Fidèle Menavanza Paralegal This article is about honoring those individuals and organizations who fought, or are still fighting, for women’s rights. It is about raising awareness of violence against women that remains an epidemic found across all cultures, religions, and ethnicities in every region of the world. On July 18, 2015, I had the

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Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. (“LSED”) is seeking a full-time attorney

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. (“LSED”) is seeking a full-time attorney with 1-7 years of experience to work on family law issues. We expect the attorney to handle a pre-existing caseload and become a local and statewide leader on this issue.  In addition to direct legal services,

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Working within your Networks

By Karen L. Nicolson, Esq. Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY, Inc. I recently spoke to the Aging Concerns Unite Us Conference presented by the Association on Aging in New York (www.agingny.org).   This is a wonderful conference and a great opportunity for aging advocates from across New York to get together

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LSED NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc. is happy to welcome two new board members.  They are Claire H. Donaghue, Esq. and Patricia R. Ruhland, CPA. Claire H. Donaghue, Esq. is an Associate Attorney at Barclay Damon LLP.  She received her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University at

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