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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.

Jana McConnaughhay named a 2020 Super Lawyer

Thomson Reuters has named Jana McConnaughhay to its list of 2020 Florida Super Lawyers, 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.

Kandace Rudd to speak at TMH Memory Clinic event

The TMH Memory Disorder Clinic, 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 June 16 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. During this conversation, Ms. Rudd will discuss what elder law is and answer attendee questions. Contact Vicky Rose at the TMH Memory Clinic for log-in information.

Availability of Attorneys and Staff

Please note that our physical office is closed until further notice for meetings other than signings scheduled and approved by the handling attorney. Our attorneys and staff are still working for our clients, and are available by video and phone during this crisis. If you need assistance please call 850-385-1246.

Kandace Rudd to speak at 35th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

Kandace E. Rudd, JD, MSW, will speak on February 8th at the 35th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference. Her topic is “What is Elder Law.” The goal of her presentation is for attendees to develop a basic understanding of the practice of elder law. She will discuss basic estate planning and incapacity documents. She will also discuss guardianship proceedings when estate and incapacity planning fails. Finally, she will discuss long-term planning for in-home, assisted living and skilled nursing care. Attendance at the conference is free, and registration information can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZL5N8TC?fbclid=IwAR38kYTaMOTkeRdBh9jyXGr0tAC2rMohYiQTJKNLrR865VvjAU6wwnx99Cg.