Pages Menu

SDG&E Warns Customers About SDG&E Imposter

Below is a notice from SDG&E about a very active scam with people posing as SDG&E workers and luring people out of their homes so that a partner in crime can go in the house and steal items.  A letter from SDG&E: We have seen a surge recently in scams where individuals are posing as SDG&E. Please help us share the messages about how customers can recognize the signs of these scams and protect themselves. Here are some tips to help customers identify a SDG&E employee: • Make sure that everyone in question is wearing a SDG&E-marked uniform. • Ask any SDG&E employee to display a company identification card. • Ensure that they have arrived in a SDG&E-marked company vehicle. • Never leave the house if asked; SDG&E does not ask customers to leave your house unattended. • Note: SDG&E often hires contractors to complete smart meter work or provide information on energy efficiency programs; however contractors will never ask customers to leave their home for any reason and also...

Read More

Conservatorships – What they are and how to avoid them

Conservatorships – What they are and how to avoid them No one really knows if they will ever be in a position to need someone else to handle their medical and financial choices.  We tend to deny that it could happen to us.  Here is an overview of what a conservatorship is and what you can do now to avoid it. A conservatorship can be a months-long legal process, with well over $1000 in court fees for filing, investigating, and court-appointed representation of the person who is the subject of the conservatorship.  Most of this can be avoided with two simple planning documents that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. What is a conservator? Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a “conservator of the estate.” One who takes care of personal matters, such as health care and living arrangements, is known as a “conservator of the person.” Sometimes, one conservator is...

Read More

Seeking Attorney for Imperial County

STAFF ATTORNEY-IMPERIAL COUNTY ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY Elder Law & Advocacy (EL&A) was incorporated in California in 1978 as an IRS 501(c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit legal services provider.  The organization was created and designed over thirty five (35) years ago specifically to meet the needs of both rural and urban seniors and their family caregivers by providing expert legal and Medicare counseling to those who are in greatest need of services. During its distinguished career, EL&A has grown to serve over eight thousand (8,000) clients per year. EL&A seeks a staff attorney for its Imperial County programs @ 32 hours per week (full benefits). Responsibilities Provide legal services to older individuals, their family caregivers and proposed conservators and guardians. Conduct community education presentations on various legal topics. Manage and operate the legal services programs for EL&A’s Imperial County programs, including supervision of one employee. Establish and maintain relationships with outside entities such as those in the local aging service network. Some travel within Imperial County to serve clients...

Read More

The Thursday Club Rummage Sale

The 88th annual Thursday Club Rummage Sale – San Diego’s largest thrift, estate and garage sale – will be held Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large Balboa Park Activity Center. All proceeds will benefit Elder Law & Advocacy and 25 other Balboa Park and local community charities and organizations from children to the elderly, health, veterans, arts, life skills, animals, nature and education. There will be thousands of items and bargains galore. Free admission and lots of parking. For more information or to make a donation call (619) 224-5264; or www.thethursdayclub.org   The Thursday Club Rummage Sale Saturday and Sunday March 14 and 15  Balboa Park Activity Center (east side of Park Blvd. near Veterans Memorial)  ...

Read More