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Elder Law Resources: General Overview

A guide to online resources, including federal and state law, specific issues, journals and newsletters, and more.


Elder Law is defined as the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons and their representatives about health care and long-term planning, eligibility and receipt of public benefits (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid), planning for incapacity and mental incompetence, estate planning and applicable tax expertise, and employment discrimination.

Evaluating Internet Resources

Internet Archive and Other Web Archives

Examples of Key Topics in Elder Law

Guide Author

This guide was originally developed by Margaret Moreland, reference librarian. It was updated and reorganized by Lorraine Chun, reference librarian. Currently it is maintained by Rebecca Pressman.