Monday, July 21, 2014

What Should You Look For In An Elder Law Attorney?

ElderLawGuy (and good friend) Jeff Marshall has a great blog post on "How to Find A Good Attorney for Older Adult Issues"  He knows whereof he speaks and starts off by explaining the important reasons for asking the right questions:

"Planning for senior issues like incapacity and long term care is an important aspect of the services provided by what have become known as “elder law attorneys.”  Unfortunately, in most states any lawyer can say he or she practices elder law or hold themselves out as being an “elder law attorney” even if the lawyer has little or no experience with the issues that are especially important to older adults. This means seniors must be particularly cautious in choosing a lawyer and carefully investigate the lawyer before hiring." 

Jeff explains the significance of "certification" as a specialist and how to assess "ratings" or particular approaches to planning, such as "life care planning."  The post is useful both for consumers and young attorneys thinking about how to build a respected career.  

July 21, 2014 in Consumer Information, Ethical Issues, Legal Practice/Practice Management, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wolters-Kluwer soliciting student-authored blog posts for competition

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading global provider of intelligent solutions for legal and business professionals.  Hospitals, lawyers, government healthcare agencies and medical organizations require robust and transparent processes to operate with optimal efficiency and manage risk effectively. Our editors provide intelligent workflow tools and content to ensure that your resources are employed in the most productive way, saving time and cost for true bottom line impact. The Wolters Kluwer Health Law editorial team is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Winning posts from the Law School Legal Scholar Program can be found here.

The Wolters Kluwer Health Law Legal Scholar program is beginning its second contest allowing current law students to compete for the chance to have their work published. Wolters Kluwer will accept blog post submissions through Friday, April 18, 2014.

One post per category may be submitted by any student currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Categories for submission are:

  1. Medicare;
  2. Medicaid;
  3. Health care reform;
  4. Food, drugs, devices, or biologics; and
  5. Tricare or Veterans health programs.

Depending on the number of entries, one to two winners per category will be selected and published by Wolters Kluwer on their Wolters Kluwer Law and Health blog and website. The website, which averages over 9,000 monthly views, is read by leading law firms, health care systems and government agencies including individuals at the Department of Health and Human Services, the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.

More info here.

March 24, 2014 in Weblogs | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tips for Elder Law Prof Blog Readers: Comments and Subscriptions

Readers sometimes send emails to us, rather than adding comments to an individual post.  That's great, of course.  We welcome all forms of communication about the contents of the blog, especially ideas, topics, links to new academic articles or presentations, or news items. 

Also, for those readers who may be new to this website, when Kim, Becky or I write a "post" we can (and usually do) open the post for "Comments." Readers can add a Comment to the individual post.  We review Comments before releasing them for publication.  Thus, there will often be a small delay before a comment is made public.  A couple of readers have mentioned to me problems with the "Comment" function.  I know it can be frustrating to type something twice.  One option is to type the comment first in Word, and then cut and paste that into the "Comment window."  Thus, if something goes awry the first time, you at least don't have to retype.

Also, we welcome "subscribers" to the Elder Law Prof Blog.  No cost, of course! Subscribers receive an email periodically (no more than once per day and less often if there are no new posts) that provides  summaries of new posts and direct links to individual items.  You can unsubscribe at any time (directions for unsuscribing are at the bottom of the email).  The link for subscriptions appears at the top of the Elder Law Prof Blog. 

October 28, 2013 in Consumer Information, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)