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Senior Citizens’ Free Law Day Conference

NEW JERSEY – The public is invited to a free Senior Citizens’ Law Day Conference on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center. Three dynamic experts will speak about a variety of issues affecting older Americans including estate and long-term care planning, taxes and other financial aspects of retirement and smart strategies that avoid mistakes to better protect you and your family. The program is sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section. A complimentary continental breakfast will be offered. Admission is free but registration is required. The Law Center is located off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick near the East Brunswick border.

The speakers are attorneys with extensive experience in elder law: Lawrence A. Friedman, Esq., of Bridgewater; Cynthia Sharp, Esq., of The Sharper Lawyer, Philadelphia; and Gary B. Garland, Esq., of Manalapan. Mr. Friedman also serves as chair of the Senior Citizens’ Law Day Conference.

The current economic picture is cloudy at best, but you can take steps now to help meet retirement goals and ensure better days ahead. Mr. Friedman outlines essential tactics to protect yourself and your loved ones in “Estate and Long-Term Care Planning.” He will speak about how estate and elder planning can save substantial tax and help fund long-term care without impoverishing your family.

Ms. Sharp will speak about “Taxes and Financial Aspects of Retirement Planning.” Her talk will address such topics as demystifying tax-qualified plans, considerations in converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, how much to withdraw after retirement, deferring tax by stretching out distributions and estate planning essentials.

Mr. Garland’s presentation is entitled “Protect Yourself and Your Family by Avoiding Common Mistakes.” In this session, he will discuss mistakes that families and seniors often make when planning elder care.

A question-and-answer period follows each presentation. To register, visit the New Jersey State Bar Foundation online at, For the Public, Events; or call 1-800-FREE LAW.