GPSOLO July - August 2008
Ready Resources in Aging
Searching for additional resources on topics related to aging clients or an aging practice? Take a look at the ABA publications below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GP|Solo Division, the ABA, and others. To order any of the books listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at www.ababooks.org.
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
By Joan M. Burda (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150294; $59; GP|Solo member price $45)
This book provides estate planning lawyers with an introduction to the issues faced by lesbian and gay clients, as well as creative solutions to help protect these clients’ relationship, their children, and their future. Also provided are forms and documents on CD-ROM that lesbian and gay clients need to prepare as part of a complete estate plan.
Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice
Edited by Sarina A. Butler and Richard G. Paszkiet (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division and Senior Lawyers Division; 2007; PC 5150315; $99.95; GP|Solo member price $79.95)
If you are considering buying, selling, closing, or merging a law practice, this book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process.
Lawyer’s Guide to Estate Planning: Fundamentals for the Legal Practitioner, Third Edition
By Lara Rae Hunt and L. Rush Hunt (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2004; PC 5150293; $99.95; GP|Solo member price $89.95)
This book provides a helpful introduction to the basics of estate planning. It is written with an eye toward the needs of general practitioners and those who are seeking to develop a specialty in the estate-planning field.
Understanding Elder Law: Issues in Estate Planning, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Benefits
By L. Rush Hunt, Patricia Day, and Michael McCauley (ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division; 2002; PC 5150288; $119.95; GP|Solo member price $99.95)
This handbook provides a broad introduction to the legal rights of the elderly. Included in the book and on an accompanying disk are ten forms, including a living will directive, a durable power of attorney, an annuity agreement, and sample trust forms.
ABA Legal Guide for Americans Over 50, Second Edition
(ABA Division for Public Education; 2006; PC 2350226; $16.95; ABA member price $14.40)
An essential reference for baby boomers and their parents, this updated edition covers everything from choosing the best pension plan to finding affordable housing and getting appropriate elder care.
Advance Health Care Directives: A Handbook for Professionals
By Scott K. Summers and Carol Krohm (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2002; PC 5460034; $99.95)
Authored by a lawyer and a physician, this far-ranging volume deals with the difficult and sensitive issues faced by professionals in helping clients and patients plan, write, execute, and implement these utterly essential “personal contingency plans” for health care decision making.
Guardianship and Conservatorship: A Handbook for Lawyers
By Scott K. Summers (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 1996; PC 5460028; $74.95)
This comprehensive guide provides you with practical advice on conducting guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. It takes a step-by-step look at the guardianship process and examines the implications of guardianship, as well as its alternatives.
Law of Later-Life Health Care and Decision Making
By Lawrence A. Frolik (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2006; PC 5460041; $89.95)
This book provides a comprehensive description of the manner in which the law regulates and reacts to heath care and personal decision making for the elderly. It will help the reader make sense of what can be a complicated and confusing mixture of federal and state statutes and case law.
Practical Guide to Medicare Appeals
By Daniel A. Cody and Kathleen Scully-Hayes (ABA Health Law Section; 2007; PC 5630104; $79.95)
This book will walk practitioners through every step of the very confusing and sometimes self-contradictory rules so that appeals can be decided on their merits rather than barred for procedural rules violations.
Residence Options for Older and Disabled Clients
By Lawrence A. Frolik (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2008; PC 5460044; $89.95)
This book is a comprehensive guide to the many different types of housing available for aging and disabled individuals. It starts with the most independent type of living, proceeds through transitional forms of housing, and ends with an in-depth discussion of medically assisted housing.
Third-Party and Self-Created Trusts: Planning for the Elderly and Disabled Client, Third Edition
By Clifton B. Kruse Jr. (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; 2002; PC 5430436; $119.95)
This practical handbook provides expert advice on drafting the most effective trusts for elderly and disabled clients.
GP|Solo Division Links
CLE web page: www.abanet.org/genpractice/cle
Elder Law Committee: www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=GP304700
Other Links from the ABA and Beyond
ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education (ABA-CLE): www.abanet.org/cle
ABA Commission on Law and Aging: www.abanet.org/aging
ABA Senior Lawyers Division: www.abanet.org/srlawyers/home.html
Elder Law Blog: www.elderblawg.com
Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy bibliography of elder law resources: www.law.stetson.edu/centers/aarpjournal/bibliography.pdf
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: www.naela.org
National Elder Law Foundation: www.nelf.org