Martha Mannix Updates the Elder Law Clinic
Professor Martha Mannix highlights the activities of Pitt Law's Elder Law Clinic, in Clinic Matters, the newsletter for the law school's clinical programs: Students in the Elder Law Clinic this past year enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with Metowers, an affiliate of Presbyterian Senior Care. Metowers operates two section 202/8 Federally subsidized apartment building for senior citizens and the mobility-impaired, one in Munhall and the other in Avalon. In the Fall of 2008, three clinic students (Christina Freeman, Michael Finn and Lauren Hoye) made a presentation to the residents of the Avalon building on Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives and Simple Wills. Residents who were interested could then sign up to receive legal services from the Clinic. During the Spring 2009 semester, clinic students assisted nineteen residents of Metowers with their estate planning, crafting individualized documents for their clients.