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In a recent decision in In re Ruby Slater,[1] the Queens County Supreme Court vitiated a will drafted by an attorney whose actions were described as the “epitome of improper conduct” that “borders on criminal.” This case is remarkable not only for the outrageous conduct of the attorney at issue, but also for highlighting the important role elder law attorneys play in protecting their clients from abuse. The facts of this case, described by the court as “some of the most incredulous and disturbing testimony this court has ever heard,” were as follows:

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