1. The Soldier’s Story: An Ongoing Sacrifice

    In his Veteran's Day speech, Zell Miller, a former governor and US senator from the state of Georgia, gets to the essence of what the soldier gives to us as Americans: "It has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.  It is the sol…Read More


    Carney, Sugai &Sudweeks is one of only a few law firms in Northern California to offer Elder Care Services to our clients.   We first learned the value of employing care coordinators in our law firm about four years ago when Janis Carney took a course offered by the Life Care Planning Law Firm…Read More


    ANNOUNCING: The EASE Plan Emergency Advocacy Support & Education  We all know what an awful experience it is to be sick or injured and need to go to a hospital emergency room, especially when we have no one there with us to make sure we get the attention and care we need.   Our own experience…Read More

  4. National Elder Law Month

    As proud and dedicated members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), we are helping to recognize and celebrate May as National Elder Law Month.  Along with hundreds of elder law attorneys across the country, our entire firm focuses our practice on the issues of older individuals a…Read More

  5. Information on Elder Abuse

    A recent story in the Los Gatos Patch illustrates that elder abuse can occur anywhere, even here in our beautiful little town of Los Gatos in the heart of the highly educated Silicon Valley.  It is a growing problem everywhere.  Certainly, we don't know why the abuse happened in the particular cas…Read More

  6. The DRA is coming to California Medi-Cal, we think!

    Medi-Cal is California's version of the federal Medicaid program that pays for medical and long-term care for patients who meet the eligibility criteria.  In order to get the federal Medicaid funds, a state must set up and operate the program and contribute about half of the funds for it.   Becau…Read More

  7. No More EVR?

    What is the effect on Veterans and their widows of the VA's discontinuance of the EVR procedure? The VA has just announced that it is no longer going to send out the forms and require the annual Eligibility Verification Report (EVR) to reconfirm benefits that are based on financial need, such as the…Read More

  8. Thoughts on Veterans’ Day

    As I considered the meaning Veteran’s Day for an inspirational moment I gave at my Rotary Club meeting this morning, l realized that I wanted to share my feelings about all of the veterans in our country whom we will honor this Friday, Veterans Day.  I searched online for words I could use to ins…Read More