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									Chicago Elder Law Attorneys Donate Legal Services To Low-
Income Seniors
 Katie McClanahan of Peck Bloom, LLC, elder law attorneys in Chicago, joined the
 Women's Bar Association and other elder law lawyers in Chicago to provide pro-bono
 legal services to low-income seniors needing estate-planning services.
Online PR News – 24-May-2011 CHICAGO, IL -- On March 30, 2011, Katie McClanahan of Peck
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Bloom, LLC participated in a Women's Bar Association community outreach event. The event was
entitled "Senior Center Workshop" and was sponsored by the Women's Bar Association and the
Center for Disability and Elder Care. The workshop provided low-income seniors with free access to
elder law attorneys in Chicago who assisted them with various aspects of estate planning.

This was the first time the Association has planned such an event and McClanahan was
instrumental in helping it come to fruition. She was also on hand to provide her legal expertise on
the day of the event as well. Low-income seniors who wouldn't otherwise have had the chance to
create estate plan documents received in-person assistance from elder law lawyers in Chicago .
Attorneys were on hand to advise the seniors on issues ranging from power of attorney or health
care directives to living wills. The pro-bono legal services that were provided by Chicago elder law
attorneys allowed seniors who were interested to leave with powers of attorney for health care and
for property as well as living wills. A letter fully explaining each document, its intent and how it
should be used was included with each document.

 Katie did a tremendous job helping to organize this event. The event took very little time
  to organize but it had a huge impact on these senior citizens. Elder law attorneys were
able to meet with and talk to each senior and develop a comprehensive, personalized plan
for each person. This is especially noteworthy because without this outreach event, most
    of the people served would not have otherwise had access to these legal services.

"Katie did a tremendous job helping to organize this event. The event took very little time to
organize but it had a huge impact on these senior citizens. Elder law attorneys were able to meet
with and talk to each senior and develop a comprehensive, personalized plan for each person. This
is especially noteworthy because without this outreach event, most of the people served would not
have otherwise had access to these legal services," explained Kate Konieczny, Marketing
Coordinator for Peck Bloom LLC ( http://www.peckbloom.com ).

Although, many forms can be found online to create your own power of attorney, the added benefit
for seniors attending this event was access to free legal advice from highly experienced elder law
lawyers in Chicago. Attorneys were available to fully explain each document and sort out any
confusion the attendees may have had.
"These seniors can now rest a little easier knowing that their wishes will be fulfilled and their
healthcare and financial decisions taken care of by people they trust. With estate plan documents
such as those provided at the outreach event, these seniors have ensured they won't have a
guardian appointed for them. At the end of the day, this is what elder care lawyers do: help seniors
plan their future the way they envision it," noted Konieczny.

About Peck Bloom, LLC:
Peck Bloom, LLC is a unique, boutique Chicago law firm that provides excellent representation in a
variety of areas including probate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust litigation, administration of
estates and trusts, elder law, estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, tax law, litigation
attorney services, and special needs planning.

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 Katie McClanahan of Peck Bloom, LLC, elder law attorneys in Chicago, joined the Women's Bar
 Association and other elder law lawyers in Chicago to provide pro-bono legal services to low-
 income seniors needing estate-planning services.




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Media Information
Name     : Kate Konieczny
Email    : kkonieczny@peckbloom.com
Url      : http://www.peckbloom.com/
PO Box : 105 W. Adams Street, 31st Floor
City     : Chicago
State    : Illinois
Zip Code : 60603
Country : United States

								
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