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Local elder law attorney to hold public seminar

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 8:00 p.m. CST
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Diane Yohnka Jorstad, partner in the firm Hynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill in Morris, will participate in National Elder Law Month this May by presenting a public seminar on elder law issues tomorrow.

MORRIS – Diane Yohnka Jorstad, partner in Hynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill law firm in Morris, will participate in National Elder Law Month this May by presenting a public seminar on elder law issues tomorrow.

The elder law seminar will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room of the Morris Area Public Library, 604 N. Liberty St., Morris. The seminar is free and open to the public and will cover several topics, including property powers of attorney, health care directives, estate planning, medicaid regulations and elder care options.

Jorstad has practiced elder law for several years and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She also is a member of the Illinois chapter of NAELA, and has served as Grundy County Public Guardian and Administrator since 1985.

With a growing population of Americans age 65 or older, the importance of planning for legal needs has become essential. Elder law attorneys throughout the country have commemorated National Elder Law Month by providing public seminars, elder law clinics and other activities that will educate the public. Members of NAELA are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging people. Established in 1987, it is a nonprofit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. Their mission is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people as they age. It has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

For information, visit www.NAELA.org.

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