About This Section

The Elder Law section is comprised of Delaware attorneys who are interested in the impact of the law on the elderly, including but not limited to, issues relating to elder abuse and financial exploitation, adult guardianships, durable powers of attorney, advance health-care directives, long-term care and health insurance, government assistance programs, the use of trusts for special needs and long-term care planning. This website is intended to further this goal by providing useful information to the bench, bar and our community.



Robert M. Kleiner

Vice Chair

Deirdre McCartney


Jennifer Ellsworth-Aults

Section Events, Meetings & Information

Schedule of meetings

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the months of September, October and December through June at the at the law offices of Kleiner & Kleiner LLC, 501 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19809 at 4:00 PM. The November meeting will be held at Street & Ellis, P.A., 426 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Members may attend by telephone conference call by calling the number printed at the top of the agenda distributed to section members in advance of each meeting.


Attorney Ad Litem Training for Guardianships in the Court of Chancery Date: Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Renaissance Center, 405 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Links & Resources

Legal Handbook for Older Delawareans
(Attorneys wishing to disseminate copies of the Handbook to their clients may pick up multiple copies at the offices of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. at 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 603. Spanish-language editions now available in print.)

For Information Regarding Sections
Janice Myrick – DSBA Office