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Firm & News Events
Since Kelly is in the proverbial “driver’s seat” of Four Pillars Law Firm, it only makes sense that she serves on a Steering Committee.  (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!)  
Last week, Kelly and Matt drove down the highway to Pawley’s Island, South Carolina where they attended the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ “UnProgram”.  Although the event only lasts a few days (September 6-8), she spent months preparing for the event with fellow elder law attorneys who served on the NAELA Steering Committee. 
In this photo (above left), Kelly stands with B. Bailey Liipfert, III, the Vice President and President elect of NC NAELA. As such, he was in charge of this year's UnProgram event, and he did a wonderful job bringing the national UnProgram format to our local chapter.
You’ve never heard of NAELA?   Click here to learn all about the organization and why Kelly and Matt are proud to be active members of the group.
Legal Tip
"Number Ones" in Their Field Made the Number One Legal Mistake 
What do Sonny Bono, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, an Olympic athlete and actor Heath Ledger have in common?  It sounds like it could be the opener to a bad joke, but what links these people together is no laughing matter.  

As reported,  more than 50% of Americans do not have any of the most basic estate planning documents.  Click here to read more about the link between the famous people listed above and how YOU can avoid the number one legal mistake when it comes to estate planning.
Our Community's Future
Andrew Zeldin Creates a New Community Resource for Those with Early Stage Dementia
As a teenager, Andrew Zeldin watched his parents care for his grandmother and great aunt, both of whom suffered from dementia.  This firsthand experience, with the challenges and complexities of caring for a loved one suffering from Early Stage Dementia, formed Andrew’s career path.  Click here to learn more about Andrew and his role as a Geriatric Care Manager.
During a visit with his mentor in Southern Pines, Andrew was inspired to create the newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  The group is called Forget-Me-Nots.  
The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the same location to share and learn from each other and from professionals in the field.
Forget-Me-Nots of Wilmington meets at the Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road) in Wilmington, NC the third Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12pm.  Click here to learn more about the program.
A lawyer is driving down the street with his arm out the window. Another car swerves too close and sideswipes him, totaling his car, and dismembering his arm. 
The lawyer pulls over to the side and jumps out of his car, immediately lamenting the damage to the other driver.  "My car!  It was a brand new Porsche!  How are you going to make this up to me?!  You better have insurance." 
The other driver looks disgusted and says "You lawyers are all the same.  You care so much about money you didn't even notice your arm is gone!" 
The lawyer looks down at his arm and exclaims "Oh Rolex!" 
If you think you have a good lawyer joke, please share it with us and we may publish it in our next newsletter.  We invite you to submit jokes, cartoons, questions, and comments to:
For months, a local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 885, has been fundraising to send Wilmington area veterans to the nation’s capital for a “Healing Wall Tour.”
The tour is scheduled for October 4-5, and although members of Chapter 885 have already raised about $8,000 to fund the bus trip for up to 55 veterans, they are still about $1,000 away from reaching their goal.  Here's how you can help!
In This Issue:
Just Four Paws
Four Paws,
Four Wheels

The American writer and editor Jon Winokur got it right.  He said:  "To a dog, motoring isn't just a way of getting from here to there, it's also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy."
Like most dogs, I love riding in the car.  I have my own "seat" so I can rest my head while laying down and still look out the window.  (What can I say?  Kelly loves to spoil me and I don't mind being a pampered pooch!)
I'm far too civilized for such behavior, but I know lots of other canine friends who just love to stick their heads out of car windows while they are riding down the road.  It's not the wind in our fur that gives us a rush, rather it's like "pigging out at a hi-definition all-you-can-smell scent buffet".  No matter the reason, you have to admit that we dogs really know how to enjoy a car ride to its fullest. 
To share the good feelings, I've included this link to some great photos of dogs riding in cars.  I guarantee they'll bring a smile to your face.  As for me, I've gotta run.  I hear the jingle of Kelly's car keys...
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