Kelley Drye Receives Certificate for Participation in SAGE Clinic

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) presented Kelley Drye with a certificate of appreciation for the firm’s participation in the Harlem Legal Clinic that was organized by SAGE. The Harlem Legal Clinic was part of a series of life planning legal clinics, offered throughout New York City as part of National Health Care Decision Day on April 16, 2009. The volunteers included associate Damon W. Suden, and law clerk Joseph McDonnell.

Kelley Drye & Warren’s pro bono support helped more than 100 LGBT older adults access essential information and resources to ensure their aging future,” said SAGE Executive Director Michael Adams. The support of the firm allowed SAGE and community partners to offer clinics throughout the city to positively impact the quality of life of LGBT older adults.”

National Health Care Decision Day is a 50-state annual initiative that aims to provide (free of charge) essential information to older adults regarding the necessity of advanced directives as well as the opportunity for seniors across the nation to complete and file their own advanced directives. For many LGBT older adults, advanced directives are essential to ensuring that their personal healthcare choices and wishes are respected and carried out.