Elder Law Clinic
The William & Mary Law School Elder Law Clinic was established in 2012 to assist the growing need for support and advocacy of the elderly in Hampton Roads. We recognize that the aging process can have an impact not only on the elderly, but also on their family members. Our mission is to provide the necessary services to assist all of those involved in preparing for the future, as well as handling unexpected legal and financial events that may arise along the way. We assist seniors in managing immediate legal issues, in planning for long-term care needs, in creating necessary documents to ensure their privacy and protection, and in advocating for necessary services and resources. The Clinic gives second and third year law students the opportunity to utilize and further their legal training while serving our community.
The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance for qualifying seniors. The Clinic assists clients in creating plans to deal with current legal and financial issues and prepare for the future and in drafting the necessary documents to carry out those plans. Additionally, should the need arise, the Clinic provides advocacy for clients who are unable to speak for themselves.
The Clinic assists with the following:
- Powers of Attorney & Medical Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Probate Administration
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Actions
- Competency Determinations
- Nursing Home Concerns
- Elder Abuse
- Medicare & Medicaid
- Social Security
- Veterans Benefits
Students in the Elder Law Clinic are also available to make presentations that educate seniors, as well as their families and caregivers, on important issues in the field of Elder Law.
To apply for assistance, or to schedule a presentation, please visit “Apply for Services".