Archive for December, 2012

Delegation to Cuba

On December 14, 2012, Ellen Makofsky and Judy Raskin returned from a fascinating trip as members of a delegation to Cuba on behalf of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. to analyze the long term care system in that country. We met with Cuban officials and attorneys regarding how Cuba delivers and finances services to its elderly and disabled population. Particularly interesting was the cultural perspective and how that affects the way care is provided. We will be writing about our trip and what we learned in the near future.

Super Lawyers

Ellen Makofsky was named one of the Top 50 Women in the New York metropolitan area of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County for the third consecutive year.  She is the only attorney concentrating in Elder Law included in the list of Top Woman Attorneys.


Additionally, both Judy Raskin and Ellen Makofsky were named as Super Lawyers in the Elder Law category.

The Super Lawyers designation begins with nomination by one’s peers and factors in credentials, experience and awards.  The designation represents the top 5% of lawyers in New York State.