Law in the Library: Elder Law, November 10 at Headquarters

October 31, 2014

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Elder Law: Protecting Yourself and Your Assets on Monday, November 10, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Sam W. Boone, Esq., the immediate past president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA), and Shannon Miller, Esq. and AFELA’s current president, will be speaking about the importance of a proper estate for the elderly to provide for an orderly transition of assets at death, the prevention of guardianship and to minimize possible exploitation. A brief overview of the Veterans Administration’s Enhanced Pension (Aid and Attendance), Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBA) and Medicaid Eligibility will be included. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Law in the Library series also includes:

Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop - Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the University of Florida Levin College will provide one-on-one assistance to persons who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office.

Thursday, November 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cone Park Branch, 2841A E. University Avenue

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street

Estate Planning - Parker Lawrence, Esq. will discuss estate planning basics. His presentation will address titling assets, protections given to homestead property, elective share for a disinherited spouse, wills versus trusts, consequences of not having a will and probate.

May 11, 6 p.m., Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street

During these free presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Also, free legal resources are available in the John A.H. Murphree Law Library located at Headquarters Library. Resources include the Florida Bar Journal (2009 to present), Florida Cases, Florida Law Weekly, the Florida Statutes plus the Nolo’s small business essentials series and the WestLawNext (only available at Headquarters) and Gale Legal Forms databases. 

For additional information, please visit or contact Nickie Kortus,, or (352) 334-3909 or Jan Bendik, Esq., at or (352) 372-0519.


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 

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