Former Fellow Chairs NYC Bar Association Committee

Former Borchard Fellow Peter Travitsky is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association's Legal Problems of the Aging Committee.  His term runs from fall 2020 through spring 2023.  He previously served as Committee Secretary from fall 2017 through spring 2020.  The Committee regularly comments on legislative changes of interest to older New Yorkers including New York's recent amendments to its Power of Attorney law, and proposed cutbacks and expansions of the NYS Medicaid program.  The Committee organizes CLEs on topics related to law and aging, including healthcare, long term care, retirement planning, guardianship, and end of life planning.  As Chair, Peter also invites various speakers to talk to the Committee about issues to enrich the practice of law and aging.  Recent guest speakers have included end of life doulas, mediators, geriatric care managers, home visiting doctors, ombudsman, and resources for elder abuse response.  

To see a list of the reports the committee has issued  go to the committee page and click "reports" (NOT "view all committee reports"):