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Experts Gather at Loyola University Chicago to
Discuss Crucial Tips and Trends in Long-term Care

Loyola’s Elder Law Initiative Presents the 2009 Hurley, McKenna & Mertz Lecture Series

As the baby boomer generation prepares to enter the later stages of life, it is important to address the legal obligations involving long term-care options that are often misunderstood by consumers and attorneys alike. As a part of the Loyola Elder Law Initiative 2009 Hurly, McKenna & Mertz Lecture Series, presenter Eric Carlson, J.D., director of the Long-Term Care Project of the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), will offer practical tips to common problems when advocating on residents’ behalf, including a discussion on current trends in long-term care.

In addition to his role at the NSCLC, Carlson advises attorneys, and others from across the country, on long-term care issues and co-counsels litigation on residents’ behalf. He is the author of numerous publications including Long-Term Care Advocacy (Lexis Publishing) and NSCLC’s bi-monthly Long-Term Care Law Reporter.

A reception will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the Loyola community and members of the media.

Thursday, July 16, 2009
6 p.m.

Loyola Law Center
25 E. Pearson, Room 1103
Water Tower Campus

Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C., is a partnership of trial lawyers dedicated to the representation of persons whose lives have been destroyed by the negligence of others. The firm’s practice includes representation of nursing home residents and their families in cases of abuse, neglect, and fraud. The lecture series, named in the firm’s honor by Loyola’s Elder Law Initiative, aims to shed light on complicated legal issues that guide the work of Hurley, McKenna & Mertz.




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