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Editorial: Elder-law clinic fills critical need

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:16 pm

We’re grateful that a local legal resource continues to step up to the plate the assist moderate-income seniors. The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law, which has operated since 1991, recently shifted its operations to the Worrell Professional Center at the law school, where it provides free legal assistance to qualified elderly people who are over 60.

Every day in America, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, creating a greater demand for elder law, the clinic’s overseer, law professor Kate Mewhinney, recently told the Journal’s Mi-chael Hewlett. Our legal system can be a confusing thicket of information for the sharpest among us; the issues confronting those approaching the later stages of life can be baffling.

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