County Bar Associationís Volunteer Lawyers Project and
Legal Services of Central New York, Inc., are gearing up
for their fourth annual Decision Making Day activities.
This annual event initiated by the New York State Bar
Association in 1999, stresses the importance of health
care directives in taking control of the medical
decisions on oneís behalf, should one be unable to
physically make decisions due to injury or illness.
Teams of volunteer
attorneys will disperse to various senior centers and
senior housing complexes during the first week in May to
education senior citizens on the need for health care
proxies and living wills and then return the following
week to execute the documents for those who wish to do
so. Last year 48 volunteers met with nearly 300 senior
citizens in 22 facilities around Onondaga County.
Attorneys interested in
participating, please call (471-2667) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Barbara at the Bar Association.
the CLE on April 25, 2002, "From the Lawyers Office
to the Emergency Room: Legal and Medical Concerns
with Advanced Directives," and earn 2 CLE credits
free if you are a Decision Making Day volunteer.
There will be a small fee of $15.00 for a light supper.