Thursday, August 7, 2014
It was just about a year ago that Rebecca Morgan and I joined Kim Dayton on the Elder Law Prof Blog. Thank you, Kim, for this invitation! I'm not sure how many postings each of us has written over the last year -- but I suspect we've each averaged close to five items per week.
I know I've learned a lot from this "joint and several" effort, both in reading my colleagues' thoughtful items and in thinking more deeply as I try to craft my own. I know the Blog has opened new and interesting doors for me, including conversations with law faculty across the country -- and, indeed the world -- as well as many late night consulations with hard-working attorneys who are on the frontlines of topics we write about in the Blog. Our pieces sometimes have "second" lives, as when the editor for the Illinois Bar Association's Trust & Estate section asked for an expanded discussion of liability for family members under nursing home contracts, based on a blog post. Older adults sometimes email me to correct, question or clarify some point I've tried to make. Readers call or write to suggest new directions, new cases, and new articles for us to pursue. Thank you all!
Keep your cards and letters coming, folks. Let us know what we should be covering, Tell us what you like (or don't) about what we have included on the Elder Law Prof Blog to date. Happy Anniversary to our readers!