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Lawrence Frolik on Elder Law Issues

Professor Lawrence Frolik co-chaired an ALI-ABA presented the Continuing Professional Education Program: Elder Law – Issues, Answers, and Opportunities in Boston on September 28 and 29, along with Walter Burke, Esq. of Albany, New York.  The Boston program was a reprise from February, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, owing to great demand, and will be presented again in Chicago in April of 2007. On October 16th, Professor Frolik participated in a one-day symposium in New Haven, Connecticut, organized by the Connecticut Bar Association to discuss whether and how to reform Connecticut Conservator (guardianship) Proceedings. The group of over 100 attendees featured over 40 Connecticut probate judges, practicing attorneys from Connecticut and several national experts including Professor Frolik, who made a presentation on the history and traditions of guardianship law. The hope of the symposium was to generate ideas and support for improving procedural protections for individuals for whom a conservatorship is sought. Professor Frolik made two presentations at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Advanced Elder Law  Institute held in Salt Lake City on November 2 through 5. The Institute brings together over 400 of the nation’s leading elder law practitioners for four days of intensive seminars, lectures and workshops on the practice of elder law, one of the fastest growing practice specialties. Professor Frolik organized and led a panel at a plenary session addressed the ethical issues of multi-disciplinary practice. He also was a presenter on a panel at another plenary session that addressed the future of elder law as a practice and a scholarly discipline.
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