November 01, 2015

Ready Resources: Ready Resources in Elder Law

Searching for additional resources in elder law? Take a look at the ABA publications and CLE programs below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GPSolo Division and the ABA. To order any of the products listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at shopaba.org.

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition

By Joan M. Burda (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150485; $139.95; ABA member price $125.95; GPSolo member price $111.95)

Recent changes to the law have created more complications for LGBT individuals, couples, and their families. This book examines some of these issues and provides proven strategies to equip lawyers to address the ever-changing needs of their clientele.

How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers, Second Edition

Edited by jennifer j. rose (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2015; 5150482; $79.95; GPSolo member price $67.95)

In this new second edition, the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers offer their secrets, approaches, and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning

By Cynthia Sharp (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150471; $69.95; ABA member price $62.95; GPSolo member price $55.95)

This book is an essential resource for any lawyer committed to building and maintaining a strong and secure financial future. It outlines “need-to-know” information in clear and concise terms and presents an actionable plan that leads to financial success.

Screening and Working with Older Clients with Diminished Capacity: Practical Tools and Strategies (Audio Download)

(ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; CET13SWOAUD; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; 1.5 credit hours)

This program provides a practical tool and process for capacity screening by attorneys; clinical background on the nature, variations, and progression of cognitive impairments; warning signs of diminished capacity; strategies for maximizing clients’ capacity; and practical guidelines for utilizing mental health professionals effectively.

So It’s Time: Responsible Planning for Closing the Law Office (Online Course)

(ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; CE1410CLOUMB; $129; ABA member price $109; GPSolo member price $89; 1.0 credit hours; also available on CD-ROM and as an audio download)

Lawyers who don’t have a succession plan in the event of death or incapacity leave their client matters and firms in jeopardy. Learn how to protect your clients and yourself.

Technology Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

By Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; 5150463; $89.95; GPSolo member price $75.95)

Technology poses numerous challenges and opportunities for attorneys. This book provides detailed information in basic terms to help navigate the challenges lawyers face in keeping abreast of technology and using it as a strategic tool within their practice.

ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors

By Sally Balch Hurme (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2014; 5460211; $19.95; ABA member price $15.95)

This award-winning workbook is designed to help clients understand what they need to do following a loved one’s death, guided by simple yet thorough forms.

Advance Directives and Estate Planning for LGBT Adults (Online Course)

(ABA Center for Professional Development; 2013; CET13ADAOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; 1.5 credit hours; also available on CD-ROM and as an audio download)

This program gives 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, and the impact of possible changes in the legal landscape.

Advising Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Online Course)

(ABA Center for Professional Development; 2013; CET13GRGOLC; $129; ABA member price $109; 1.5 credit hours; also available on CD-ROM and as an audio download)

This program provides an overview of the different legal relationship options available to a family with a child being raised by grandparents or other relatives.

The Advisor’s Guide to Long-Term Care

By R. David Watros and Erik T. Reynolds (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; 2013; 5430625; $79.95)

This approachable guide covers all aspects of long-term care insurance, from the fundamentals to self-funding options, and illustrates important data with concise tables and graphs.

Aging in America and the Rise of Elder Abuse (Online Course)

(ABA Center for Professional Development; 2014; CET14REAUMB ; $129; ABA member price $109; 1.5 credit hours; also available on CD-ROM and as an audio download)

This program introduces the connection between elder abuse and our aging population, aging clients, and fellow aging practitioners.

Checklist for an Elder-Friendly Law Office

(ABA Commission on Law and Aging; 2013; 4280031PDF; $19.95)

By complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines and making the other practical design decisions highlighted in this publication, you can improve an older client’s experience in your office.

Divorce in the Golden Years: Estate Planning, Spousal Support, and Retirement Issues for Clients at Midlife and Beyond

By Leslie Ann Shaner (ABA Section of Family Law; 2010; 5130171; $139.95)

This book addresses how a divorce case is affected by estate planning established during the marriage, explaining how to review existing estate plans to avoid complications.

The Law of Later-Life Health Care and Decision Making

By Lawrence A. Frolik (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2006; 5460041; $33.75)

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.

Litigating the Nursing Home Case, Second Edition

By James T. O’Reilly (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2014; 5190499; $159.95; ABA member price $146)

This book provides step-by-step guidance on dealing with the medical-legal issues involved in litigating a nursing home case for both plaintiff’s and defense lawyers. It also provides guidance to nursing home administrators on avoiding liability.

Residence Options for Older and Disabled Clients

By Lawrence A. Frolik (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2008; 5460044; $44.98)

Whether you are a lawyer, a financial planner, a geriatric case manager, or a caregiver, this book will expand your knowledge of the various types of housing and will offer assistance in selecting the most appropriate place for a specific individual.

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; 5430436; $119.95)

This practical handbook provides expert advice on drafting the most effective trusts for elderly and disabled clients. It includes sample forms and language reflecting current rulings, dozens of real-world examples, and detailed endnotes.

Working with Aging Clients: A Guide for Legal, Business, and Financial Professionals

By Carolyn L. Rosenblatt (ABA Senior Lawyers Division; 2015; 5460217; $59.95; ABA member price $49.95)

Learn best practices for working with aging clients to distinguish yourself among your peers, take leadership in addressing seniors’ capacity issues, and protect vulnerable clients from abuse.

GPSolo Division Links

“Old,” GPSolo magazine, July/August 2008: tinyurl.com/qy9upth

Resource page for starting and running a law firm: tinyurl.com/clwojlp

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms

Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p

“Your Spouse’s Terminal Illness: What to Prepare, How to Cope,” GPSolo magazine, March/April 2015: tinyurl.com/py2nsk6

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law: americanbar.org/rpte

ABA Senior Lawers Division: americanbar.org/groups/senior_lawyers

ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms

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