Jefferson County Senior Law Day is Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Wyoming Cowgirls circa 1943

Wyoming Cowgirls circa 1943

The 4th  Annual Jefferson County Senior Law Day will be held at Faith Bible Chapel, located at 63rd and Ward Road, Arvada, Colorado, beginning in the Worship Center at 8:00 a.m.  The opening session is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and will feature First Judicial District Attorney Peter Weir, Channel 9 investigative reporter Chris Vanderveen, and Jefferson County Commissioner Faye Griffin.

This public service announcement does have a bit of self-promotion as I am presenting on financial powers of attorney and conservatorships . . . !

Session 1 workshops will be held from 9:00 to 9:45, Session 2 workshops will be held from 10:00 to 10:45, and Session 3 workshops will be held from 11:00 to 11:45.  Session four has three different presentations from 1:00 – 1:45.

Here’s a sneak peek at the presentations for the first session:


 Probate: Perspective from the Bench The Honorable Chief Judge Stephen M. Munsinger

Jefferson County District Court


 Estate Planning Basics: Wills and Trusts Lisa Eastin, Esq.



 Maintaining Your Independence at Home Michele M. Lawonn, Esq.



 Prevention and Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse Candace K. Werth, Esq.

Jennifer Clark

Joan Stein

District Attorney’s Office

Elder Abuse Unit


 When Someone Dies: Medical and Legal Issues Carl A. Blesch, M.M.S., P.A.,

District Attorney’s Office


And the second session features:


 Planning Ahead for Serious Illness and Beyond: Conversations, Decisions, and Advanced Directives Susan Fox, Esq. and

Jennifer Ballentine, MA



 Role of Public Administrator and Probate Administration Virginia Frazer-Abel, Esq.

Jefferson County Public Administrator


 A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Esq.

Ayo Labode, Esq.



 Fighting Back Against Identity Theft Cary S. Johnson

Director: Crime Prevention

District Attorney’s Office



 Later Life Relationships Christine J. Law, Esq.

Julia Griffith McVey, Esq


And the third session:


 Medicare Update William B. Kistler, EMBA


 Financial Power-of-Attorney & Conservatorship Barbara Cashman, Esq.



 Prevention of Fraud and Scams Jessica Beren


Westminster Police Department


 Social Security Dawn R. Hewitt, Esq.


Lunch is from 12:00 to 12:45 in the gymnasium on the lower level.  Finally, there are a few sessions after lunch:


 Lifelong Learning and the Aging Brain Zane Robertson


 End of Life Planning Catherine A. Silburn, Esq.


 Medicaid Update Claire E. Dineen, Esq.

Kathleen A. Negri, Esq


But wait . . . . there’s more!  There will be two sessions of “Ask-an-Attorney” – the first from 9:00 -10:30 and the second from 10:30 – 12:00 where around eight attorneys will be available for short consultations.  Ask –an-Elder Law Attorney is a regular feature at the Jefferson County courthouse in Golden.  Several colleagues and I take turns with making ourselves available for these sessions in Golden.  Friendly and helpful court staff are also available to answer questions about guardianships and conservatorships as an extension of the self-help center in the courthouse for probate matters.  Please attend this informative event if you can!




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