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Presenter(s): Eleanor Doermann, JD

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:46 am - 12:00 am

Room: 602

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

The Grand Finale: Aging, Elder Law, and End-of-Life Planning

Aging isn’t easy, but ignoring the inevitable sure can be. Regardless of your financial or support situations, it’s important that you be prepared for that unknown time in the future when you might not be able to take care of or make decisions for yourself. How can you ensure your identity is respected in dying and death? What happens if you haven’t changed your gender marker or name in court? What other kind of documents should you prepare? What kind of conversations do you need to have and with whom? A Washington attorney with an LGBT elder law focus will share important tips and information everyone should know about regardless of your age or income.

Eleanor Doermann, JD, is a cisgender lesbian elder law attorney in Seattle with a particular interest in addressing the legal needs of LGBTQ elders. She recently joined Northwest Elder Law Group, PLLC, in Seattle after running her solo practice for four years. Eleanor graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2012, and, prior to the practice of law, worked as a physical therapist for 25 years. She presented previously at the 2016 Gender Odyssey conference.