Conference Resource Recommendations 

Public Resources

As a service to the public, the Senior Lawyers Conference provides access to the following publications and videos:

  • Senior Law Day

    The 2019 Senior Law Day videos cover a wide range of topics from scams on seniors to grandparents' rights to estate planning.
  • Virginia Advance Directives and Health Care Decision Making

    The Health Care Decision Day webpage includes forms and information about advance medical directives, health care power-of-attorney, living wills and other topical issues. .
  • Senior Virginian's Handbook and Manual para Adultos Mayores de Virginia (Spanish version)

    A resource for seniors, their families, and their caregivers to provide an overview of and contact information for opportunities and choices facing seniors today, with a summary of how specific laws affect Virginia's elderly and practical advice on issues such as Medicaid, Alzheimer’s Disease, landlord-tenant relations, and much more. There is also an extensive list of community-service organizations that detail the various services available to senior Virginians. Ordering information
  • Wills in Virginia

    Offering straightforward and basic answers to questions about wills under Virginia law, this pamphlet explains the necessity of having a will, how a will is created, and how to make it legally binding.
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings Regarding Incapacitated Adults

    This handbook, originally prepared by the Senior Lawyers Conference in 2006, and updated in 2020, is available as a pdf document at no charge through the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court.

Attorney Resources — Publications

Planning Ahead: Protecting Your Client's Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death

A lawyer should plan for client protection in the event of the lawyer's death, disability, impairment, or incapacity. This information is designed to assist in fulfilling these ethical responsibilities.