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Jana McConnaughhay named 2022 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer

Thomson Reuters has listed Jana McConnaughhay as one of its 2022 Florida Super Lawyers. in the Estate Planning and Probate category. In-state members of the Florida Bar were asked to name attorneys whom they highly regard or would recommend to others. Votes were tabulated and the nominees receiving the highest weighted votes were reviewed by a third party entity and a panel of highly credentialed attorneys. Fewer than 5% of Florida attorneys ultimately were chosen for inclusion.

Celebrating Life, Understanding Death

Starting the Conversation: Advance Directives and Wills is the third installment of the six part series Celebrating Life, Understanding Death. Paul Malley, President of Aging with Dignity, and Kandace Rudd, elder law attorney, will discuss Five Wishes, advance directives, incapacity planning, and estate planning.  Attend on May 5 in person at the Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 South Adams Street, or via Zoom.  Lean more at www.leoncountylibrary.org.

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Kandace Rudd Named Emerging Leaders United Chair

Kandace Rudd is the 2022 – 2023 Chair for the United Way of the Big Bend Emerging Leaders United (formerly Young Leaders Society). Emerging Leaders United is a group of young professionals with a passion for building community partnerships and outreach. The mission of Emerging Leaders is to connect young professionals with volunteering, networking, and fundraising opportunities in the community.  To learn more about Emerging Leaders please visit the United Way of the Big Bend’s website. https://uwbb.org/emergingleaders/

FSU College of Medicine – Geriatrics Interest Group

Kandace E. Rudd, JD, MSW, will speak on April 19 at the FSU College of Medicine Geriatrics Interest Group monthly meeting. Her topic is “What is Elder Law.” The goal of her presentation is for first and second year medical students to develop a basic understanding of the practice of elder law and how the law and medicine work together to protect individuals with disabilities and the elderly. She will discuss basic estate planning, incapacity documents, guardianship proceedings when estate and incapacity planning fails, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Kandace Rudd named Emerging Leaders United Chair Elect

Kandace Rudd is the 2021 – 2022 for the United Way of the Big Bend Emerging Leaders United (formerly Young Leaders Society). Emerging Leaders United is a group of young professionals with a passion for building community partnerships and outreach. Our members support UWBB’s annual campaign with a minimum gift of $365. UWBB addresses poverty 365 days a year. We felt it fitting to cultivate a group of emerging leaders with that same level commitment. Please join us by donating a dollar a day, either independently or through your workplace campaign.  The mission of Emerging Leaders is to connect young professionals with volunteering, networking, and fundraising opportunities in the community.  To learn more about Emerging Leaders please visit the United Way of the Big Bend’s website. https://uwbb.org/emergingleaders/

Jana McConnaughhay named 2021 Florida Legal Elite

Florida Trend Magazine has listed Jana McConnaughhay as one of its 2021 Florida Legal Elite. The list includes just 1.3% of the attorneys who are members of the Florida Bar. In-state members of the Florida Bar were asked to name attorneys whom they highly regard or would recommend to others. Votes were tabulated and the nominees receiving the highest weighted votes were reviewed by a third party entity and a panel of former Legal Elite honorees before being chosen.

Lauchlin Waldoch and Jana McConnaughhay Named Florida Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters has named Lauchlin Waldoch and Jana McConnaughhay to its list of 2021 Florida Super Lawyers. Ms. Waldoch was named in its Elder Law category and Ms. McConnaughhay in its Estate Planning & Probate category. The list is compiled from nominations by colleagues which are then vetted by an independent third-party and peer reviewed by a panel of highly credentialed attorneys. Fewer than 5% of the attorneys practicing in Florida receive this designation.

TMH Parkinson’s Support Group

Parkinson’s Outreach Alliance in partnership with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Memory Disorder Clinic and Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Program will welcome Kandace Rudd, JD, MSW of Waldoch and McConnaughhay, P.A., to their 2nd Thursday Parkinson’s Support Group on March 11 at 4:30 PM via Zoom. This Support Group for individual’s living with Parkinson’s and Care Partners takes place every second Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Ms. Rudd will discuss the basics of estate planning and long-term care planning including: Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogate Designations, and Last Will and Testaments. Contact Sonnie Mayewski, Clinical Social Worker at TMH Memory Disorder Clinic for log-in information (850-431-5002).

Institute for Successful Longevity Spring Brown Bag

Lauchlin Waldoch is presenting at the ISL Spring Brown Bag on Monday, March 15th at 12:00 pm via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link please email ISL@fsu.edu. Ms. Waldoch will address Incapacity Planning including Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Trusts. The recording of the presentation will be posted to the Institute for Successful Longevity’s various social media platforms as well as the ISL website.

Virtual Estate Planning Seminar

Tapestry Senior Living Lakeshore, in partnership with Waldoch and McConnaughhay, P.A., are offering a Zoom session with elder law attorney, Kandace Rudd, JD, MSW. This session will take place on February 24th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm via Zoom. During this conversation, Ms. Rudd will discuss the basics of estate planning including: Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Surrogate Designations, and Last Will and Testaments. Contact Yolanda Hue with Tapestry Senior Living at (850) 756-1628 or Yolanda.Hue@TapestrySenior.com for log-in information.