The Alzheimer’s Association announced it is forming the Legal Industry Leadership Council (LILC) to engage law firms and lawyers across the country in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association in its ongoing work to advance care, support and research for all impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

Rechtsanwälte: Jordan W. Siev

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Lawyers, particularly those who focus on elder law, estate planning and business succession issues, play an instrumental role in helping families and businesses navigate important legal issues in the wake of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, including such matters as health care proxies, powers of attorney, living wills, guardianship and succession planning.

The LILC will provide information aimed at increasing awareness among lawyers about broader disease-related challenges facing families and businesses impacted by Alzheimer’s and the care and support resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association. Members of the LILC will also be invited to participate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which takes place in more than 600 communities across the country. The funds raised at Walk events support the Alzheimer’s Association mission of accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

"Legal professionals help families and businesses navigate a host of issues that arise when someone has Alzheimer's or other dementia,” said Rob Lucas, Director, Corporate Initiatives, Alzheimer’s Association. “The Legal Industry Leadership Council will serve as a conduit for making Alzheimer’s Association information and resources more widely available to participating firms and their employees, while providing firms an opportunity to directly support our mission through their participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”