Posted: March 12th, 2014 | By: Stacy Jones
Alumni from the Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest Law participated in the 2014 Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium and VA Accreditation Course, presented by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, which was held in Pinehurst, N.C., on Feb. 27-28. There were 125 people who attended the conference. The Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic has helped train attorneys who now practice across this state.
The annual symposium of the NCBA Elder Law Section, which has more than 500 members, is a good way to network and continue learning, said Kate Mewhinney, Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Attorney, Elder Law Clinic.
“They enjoy meeting other alumni, to discuss the work they do to serve older people and their families,” she said.
WFU Law alumni from across N.C. involved in the symposium include: Kim Gossage (’98), Mark Edwards (’97), Aimee Smith (’02), Jonathan Williams (’11), Kathleen Rose Rodberg (’12), Lyndsey Marchman (’10), Angela Kreinbrink (’06), Sue Alcorn (’01), David Inabinett (‘96), and Nora Ryan (’11).
The symposium brought practitioners from across the country to present on the diverse and ever-changing landscape of Elder Law and Special Needs Law. Also included was a VA Accreditation Course which is a must for attorneys needing VA Accreditation for veteran’s benefits planning.
Special Needs Law topics covered included retirement plan distributions to SNTs, an update on pending national legislation, ethics in special needs planning, and Medicare set asides.
Key topics covered in Elder Law included how to advise clients with resident’s rights matters in long term care facilities, income taxation for the elder law attorney, shifting legislation, court cases and regulations impacting the Elder Law client.
See more at about the conference from the NC Bar Association Foundation website.