Littman Krooks LLP Newsletter
Pleased to Announce
Ellyn S. Kravitz and Bernard A. Krooks have both been named "2009 Super Lawyers." This honor, received by only five percent of all New York attorneys, involves peer nominations and review, as well as an evaluation by Law & Politics Magazine.
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Bernard A. Krooks

has been elected Westchester Arc's second vice president. The agency is the largest organization in the county serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Community Outreach
Adrienne Arkontaky served as chairperson for the  John A. Coleman School Annual Walkathon and
"A Matter of Taste,"
benefiting Westchester Arc.

Amy O'Hara, Ellyn Kravitz and Vincent Mancino organized teams in New York City, Westchester and Dutchess counties to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Melissa Hayn participated in the
Miles of Hope
Breast Cancer Walk
, James Baird State Park,  Pleasant Valley,
New York.

As a service to our clients and the many community organizations that serve them, we publicize local events on our website calendar. For details,
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Special Needs Alliance
Each Thursday, from 6:05 to 6:35 p.m., tune in to radio station WFAS 1230 AM to hear Bernie discuss issues of note with authorities on elder law, special needs, special education advocacy, and estate planning.
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Special Needs Alliance
Check out our blog, which addresses timely topics in the areas of elder law, special needs, special education advocacy, and estate planning. We want to hear your opinions! Post questions and comments and join the conversation. If you have ideas for blog topics, email us at
Special Needs Alliance
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for The Voice, published by The Special Needs Alliance, a nonprofit organization that assists families with special needs planning.
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October 2009
Health Care: Everyone's Issue
Bernard KrooksWhatever your personal stance on health care reform, the very public conversation now dominating headlines is momentous. For all citizens, but especially for seniors and individuals with special needs, access to quality medical services is essential.
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Deepa Gopal: An Independent Spirit
Deepa Gopal Deepa Gopal, who has been an office assistant with Littman Krooks for the past four years, has the productive, independent lifestyle for which so many individuals with special needs strive.
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Tips for Reviewing Your Child's IEP
Parental involvement, always important to a child's educational experience, is even more critical when that child has special needs. And the critical road map is the IEP, or Individualized Education Plan.
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Don't Forget to Pass On Your Passwords
login screen What happens to all your passwords when you pass away? Failure to make plans for online accounts, or to leave behind a comprehensive list of passwords, can cause hassles.
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New Power of Attorney Law
A new law, effective September 1, 2009, makes significant changes to New York State's power of attorney process. Although powers of attorney executed prior to September 1 continue to be valid, provided they were executed in accordance with then-current law, this is a good time to review your personal situation to ensure that your documents continue to meet your needs.
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In the News 
Littman Krooks is regularly featured in the media. Here are a few examples of recent coverage:

"Elder Law Abuse Cases on the Rise," Wall Street Journal

"Transition Planning for Children with Disabilities," NYSBA Elder Law Attorney

"The Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney," New York Times

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Seen and Heard 
Littman Krooks attorneys are in the community every week, addressing issues of interest in the areas of elder law, special needs, special education advocacy, and estate planning. For instance:

Adrienne Arkontaky and Matthew Faulker of the Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health spoke on transition planning at the Mt. Pleasant SEPTA.

Bernard Krooks spoke on Special Needs Trusts at NAMI-FAMILYA of Rockland County.

Ellyn Kravitz spoke to the White Plains Hospital Huntington's Disease Support Group for Caregivers on advance directives and Medicaid.

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