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On January 15, 2019, Tara Anne Pleat was elected as Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Elder Law and Special Needs Section provides services and opportunities for involvement on issues relating to Elder Law and Special Needs Law, for members of the New York State Bar Association.  Among its activities, the Section presents educational  programs and publishes materials on practice, procedure and developments to enhance the competence and skill of lawyers who practice in this field and improve their ability to deliver the most efficient and highest quality of services to their clients; prepare studies, analyses and recommendations to seek improvement in the law and procedure relating to elder law; and participates in legislative advocacy on issues affecting seniors and the disability community. Tara’s tenure as chair begins on June 1, 2019 and will run through May 31, 2020.