Press Release September 21, 2006

Jennifer Locke Presents a Legal Seminar Focused on Estate Planning for the Elderly

On September 8, 2006, as part of the Mayor Menino 's Monthly Seniors Advisory Council meeting, Jennifer Locke of the Trusts and Estate Planning group at Goodwin Procter and Steven M. Cohen of Cohen & Oalican, LLP, presented a legal seminar focused on estate planning for the elderly. The program was designed to address such issues as planning and paying for long-term care, preservation of assets, who needs a will and why, estate planning to avoid probate, and planning for incapacity. Over fifty seniors attended this free legal seminar. Eliza Greenberg, Commissioner of the City of Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, stated, "Many of the city's elders cannot afford quality legal help and are having difficulty hanging on to what they have worked hard for. So, we have partnered with these law firms to help respond to this need."