We all deserve a lighter end to our week, and that’s why we have “Change of Venue.”

Today, we point you toward a website that aims to provide legal information. Though there may be many of those out there, two things caught my eye about this one.

First, it is authored by Kenney Hegland, a law professor at the University of Arizona Law School. He is a respected legal scholar. Even better than that, he can write well. As an example, read his story “Rethinking Living Wills,” which Arizona Attorney published in 2004. (The complete issue is here.)

That may be worth the price of admission right there.

Even more than that, his press release caught my eye. I get a lot of these, but few come with accolades by Dr. Andrew Weil, or feature encomia such as “the down-home philosophy and wit of Will Rogers.”

Kind of gets ya, doesn’t it?

Click here to go to his site.

(We should probably point out that we do not endorse any particular lawyer or information-providing site. Consult your lawyer before seeking legal advice. Or something.)

Here is the release:

U of A Law Professor Introduces Website Offering Video

Law and Advice for Savvy Seniors and Families

Should you get a Living Trust? A Reverse mortgage? Will your Living Will be followed? How can you leave money to a disabled relative? What if a parent is beginning to lose it? What about their driving; what about home care? How can you be sure they aren’t being abused? And, if death comes, what about the first few weeks?

Short video segments, found at www.heglandlaw.com, offer law and advice on specific problems likely to be encountered as we grow older. There is even occasional poetry and humor and several are free.

The videos are hosted by Kenney F. Hegland, the James E. Rogers Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. His three decades teaching law have included stints at the University of San Diego’s London Program and at UCLA and Harvard. Two of his books are popular in the nation’s law schools, and, on a quest to make law accessible to the public, he has written nine law-related videos which are distributed to high schools by The Discovery Channel.

Realizing that we are all likely make serious, expensive, and heart-breaking mistakes unless we anticipate problems, he teamed up with a nationally known elder lawyer to write New Times, New Challenges: Law and Advice for Savvy Seniors and their Families.” Dr. Andrew Weil calls the book “engaging, even entertaining and uplifting” and recommends it to patients, friends and loved ones. The Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging writes that the book has the “down-home philosophy and wit of Will Rogers, wryly enriched by poetry, humor, and existential musings.”

Professor Hegland brings this down-home philosophy and wit to the videos. Several are free: on important family discussion; on raising grandchildren; on volunteering; and on identifying and coping with elder abuse. There is even one on sex.

Other segments include: Avoiding Probate; Wills; Trusts; Home Care for the Elderly; Identity Theft and Scams; Driving; Essential Documents: Advance Health Care Directives; Dealing with Doctors and Finding Lawyers; Disability in the Family; Legal Capacity; Deciding for Those who Can’t; Death in the Family; Disgruntled Heirs; Remarriage. They are available at $2.67 each.

“When I started teaching Elder Law, eight years ago, I was shocked on how many of life’s problems can be avoided or dealt with successfully. Everyday I hear stories of families torn apart, trying to cope with a tangle of heart-retching problems. Like so many of us, they assumed that tomorrow would be like today. It won’t be. I’m not modest in my goals. With the information provided in the book or on the website, seniors and their families will, quite simply, lead happier, less stressful, lives.”

Professor Hegland is happy to give interviews. He can be reached at heglandlaw.com or heglandlaw@hotmail.com.