2013 Overview: Quarterly CLE Webinars

Vol. 35 Issue: 2

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 2.)

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Screening and Working with Older Clients with Diminished Capacity: Practical Tools and Strategies (10/24/13)
Lawyers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making accurate assessments of clients legal capacity to make decisions and engage in legal transactions, this program will:

  • Provide a practical approach and process for client capacity screening by attorneys
  • Describe warning signs of diminished capacity in elderly clients
  • Share clinical background on the nature, variations, and progression of cognitive impairments
  • Give strategies for maximizing clients capacity
  • Offer practical guidelines for utilizing mental health professionals effectively

Faculty: Dr. Daniel J. Marson, Charles Sabatino

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When Adult Guardianship Crosses State Lines: A Uniform Act to Address Jurisdictional Issues (7/30/13)
The faculty discuss the basics of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, including:

  • Provisions on initial jurisdiction
  • Case transfer between states
  • Out-of-state recognition and enforcement orders
  • Other practical applications
  • With our increasingly mobile society, attorneys frequently face interstate guardianship problems.

Faculty: David English, Suzanne Walsh, Erica Wood

Product Code: CET13UAGCDR

Advance Directives and Estate Planning for LGBT Adults (4/17/13)
An overview of the unique issues that arise when doing advance care and estate planning for same-sex couples, including:

  • Relationship recognition
  • Document preparation
  • Financing elder care
  • Medicaid spousal impoverishment protections
  • Transfer tax concerns
  • Employer sponsored retirement plans
  • The impact of possible changes in the legal landscape

Faculty: David Godfrey, Christy Mallory, Thomas Sciacca

Product Code: CET13ADACDR

Advising Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (1/31/13)
An overview of the different legal relationship options available to a family with a child being raised by grandparents or other relatives. According to the 2012 Census, more than 7.8 million children under the age of 18 live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives. A majority of these children are living with relatives informally, not placed through court action. These families face a myriad of legal issues ranging from how to establish a legal relationship with the child to how to access education, health care, and other benefits for the child.

Faculty: Ana Beltran, Heidi Redlich Epstein, David Godfrey

Product Code: CET13GRGCDR

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