Law: Legal Advice And Care

It's not a lawyer joke. A growing corps of attorneys practice a kinder, gentler type of law for seniors

When Claire Michaels, a former actress and teacher, made the acquaintance of Main Street Legal Services, her life was at low ebb. "I was disabled and I was poor and I was very sick," she recalls. "There was a possibility that I might not survive the illness I had, and I wanted to have a will and a living will." Michaels, 71, had read in the paper that the City University of New York (CUNY) had an elder-law clinic. "They came here to my home to help me," she says, still amazed. "The professor was very concerned about me, that I...

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