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Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Strategic Initiatives for Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys AFELA, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, held its annual strategic planning retreat in St. Petersburg in May 2018.  The non-profit organization is the pre-eminent organization of Florida elder law attorneys providing advocacy, education, and action on behalf of seniors and adults with disabilities.     Shannon Miller was selected to participate in the 2-day event that reviewed successes in 2017 and set goals for the upcoming year to address the most...

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized

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Elder Law Attorneys: How To Pick The Right One

Tips from The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA.ORG) The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys would like to offer some guidance to make sure that senior citizens and their loved ones hire an effective, ethical elder law attorney. Examine the qualifications of the attorney before contacting them. It may be helpful to review the law firm’s website and ask others you trust to provide a recommendation to a trusted attorney, if possible. Contact the attorney’s firm and request their qualifications in...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016

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Educating The Nation’s Elder Law Attorneys on Exploitation

Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, presents at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference on Florida’s new exploitation statute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Co-presenting with fellow Elder Law attorney Twyla Sketchley of Tallahassee, the pair outlined ways for Elder Law attorneys to stamp out exploitation of the elderly in the state of Florida and the nation. Here is the session description: Breakout 7: Florida Chapter Showcase Session:...

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Uncategorized

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Older Americans: Maximizing Their Physical, Financial, and Legal Health

Recognizing Older Americans Month May 2015: “GET INTO THE ACT” As Elder Law Attorneys, we are committed to helping older Americans in every aspect of their lives. It is our mission to proactively advocate for the rights of these valuable members of our community. Although they are the same people they were when they were younger, some adjustments are needed based on aging changes not only physically, but mentally, socially, and legally-to protect and help them live satisfying lives. At Miller Elder Law Firm we recognize and...

Posted by on May 6, 2015

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Medicaid, Uncategorized, Wills

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A New Guardianship Law in Florida

Shannon Miller, ESQ, of Miller Elder Law Firm presented at the Florida House of Representatives Civil Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee on Jan 7, 2015. As the President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, she participated in the subcommittee’s workshop to improve Florida’s guardianship law. Click here to view the video (Shannon’s presentation runs from 32:55 to 41:35). Chairwoman Kathleen Passidomo called the meeting to order with a review of Florida’s current law stating that although our...

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Guardianship FAQ, In The News

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