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Elder Law: Books & Other Materials

Last Updated: May 22, 2018 11:40 AM


Lay Guides

Clifford, Nolo's Simple Will Book, 7th ed. KF 755 C54 2007 (Also Koren)

Clifford, The Quick & Legal Will Book, 6th ed. KF 755 C55 2011 (Ref, Koren AV)

Matthews, Social Security, Medicare & Pensions, 6th ed. KF 390 A4 M3 1996 (Ref)

Schurkman & Beane, Elder Law Q & A KFN 5111 A33 S38 (Ref)

New York

Coyle & Haman, New York Power of Attorney Handbook: With Forms KFN 5336 C69 1997 (NY Alcove)

Goldfarb, New York Guide to Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly KFN 5111 A33 G65 1999
Also via Lexis (law students only)

Kassoff, Elder Law and Guardianship in New York KFN 5111 A33 K37 (NY Alcove, Koren AV)
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

NYSBA, Guardianship Practice in New York State KFN 5134 G84 1997 (NY Alcove)

PLI, New York Elder Law KFN 5111 A33 N488 1995 (NY Alcove)
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

Russo & Rachlin, New York Elder Law and Special Needs Practice KFN 5111 A33 N485 (Also NY Alcove, Koren AV)
Also via Westlaw (law students only) 

Practitioners' Handbooks

ABA, The Lawyer's Guide to Elder Injury and Accident Compensation KF 1257 O73 2004
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

ABA, Legal Guide for Americans Over 50, 2d ed. KF 390 A4 A43 2006

ABA, A Practical Guide to Medicare Appeals KF 3608 A4 C57 2007

ALI-ABA, Counseling Older Clients, 2d ed. KF 390 A4 B37 2005

Begley, Representing the Elderly Client: Law & Practice KF 390 A4 B44 1999 (Also Koren AV)
Also via Westlaw (law students only)
Jordan, Durable Powers of Attorney & Health Care Directives, 4th ed. KF 1347 D7 2004 (Ref, Koren AV)
Also via Westlaw (law students only)
Doukas, Planning for Uncertainty, 2d ed. KF 3827 E87 D68 2007 (Ref)

Edelstein, Attorney's Guide to Home Equity Conversion, 1992 KF 1035 Z9 E34 1992

Frolik, Residence Options for Older and Disabled Clients KF 390.A4 F755 2008 (Also Koren AV)

Frolik, The Law of Later-Life Health Care and Decision Making KF 3608 A4 F76 2006

Hunt, Understanding Elder Law KF 390 A4 H86 2002

Hunt, A Lawyer's Guide to Estate Planning KF 750 H85 2004 (Also Koren AV)

Helewitz, Elder Law KF 390 A4 H45 2001

Jasper, Guardianship, Conservatorship and the Law KF 553 J37 2008

Krauskopf, Elderlaw: Advocacy for the Aging 2d ed. KF 390 A4 K7 1993
Also via Westlaw (law students only) 

Rozovsky, Consent to Treatment KF 3827 I5 R69 2000

Weisman, A Guide to Elder Planning KF 390 A4 W45 2004

Zimny & Grossberg, Guardianship of the Elderly: Psychiatric & Judicial Aspects KF 553 G83 1998


CCH, Medicare and Medicaid Guide KF 3608 A4 M43 (Also Looseleaf Coll)

Margolis, The ElderLaw Portfolio Series KF 390 A4 E429 1993
1. Practical Aspects of Managing an Elder Law Practice
2. Medicaid Eligibility
3. Medicaid Trusts: Self-Settled and Spousal-Settled Trusts
4. Tax Implications of Transfers of Assets
5. Housing Options
6. Medicare
7. Guardianship: Its Nature and Basic Processes
8. Long-Term Care Insurance: Its Role in the Elder law Practice
9. Medicaid: Strategies for Resource Planning
10. Planning for Retirement Benefit Distributions
11. Medicaid Trusts: Estate Planning Using Non-Medicaid Disqualifying Self-Settled Trusts
12. Rights of Long-Term Care Facility Residents
13. Nursing Home Litigation


Margolis, Elder Law Forms Manual KF 390 A4 M37 1992 (Ref, Koren AV)

Nutshells & study Guides

Frolik, Elder Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed. KF 390 A4 F752 2006 (Study Aids)

Lynn, Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell, 5th ed. KF 750 L9 2004 (Study Aids)

Mennell, Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell, 3rd ed. KF 755 Z9 M38 2007 (Study Aids)

Selected Law Journals - Elder Law

Voice of Experience, a publication of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division KF 297 A1 S46; also online

The Elder Law Journal K 5 L34; also online

New York Elder Law Newsletter KFN 5111 A33 A17

Elder law weekly online

Elderlaw report online


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