Members of the Elder Law Clinic connect with alumni at NCBA Elder Law Symposium

Group photo of members of the elder law clinic and alumni at NCBA elder law symposium

Members of  Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic attended the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) 20th Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Symposium on Feb. 25-26 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Members had the chance to meet with several Elder Law Clinic alumni who now practice as elder law attorneys.

This year’s symposium brought together skilled practitioners and experts from all over the country to present the most pressing issues facing seniors and special needs clients. Advanced issues associated with Special Needs Planning, Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation, Fair Housing, Long Term Care Insurance and Medicaid Benefits Planning and Estate Recovery were discussed in depth. Important legislative updates and case law developments, the use of geriatric care managers in the practice of Elder and Special Needs Law, healthcare advance directive planning and recent changes affecting Social Security Benefits Planning were also discussed according to the NCBA website.

The Elder Law Clinic is a program of Wake Forest Law. Law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney. During the school year, the Clinic provides free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties. To be a client of the Elder Law Clinic, a person must be at least age 60. Also, they must have an income of less than $1,800 per month for a household of one, and less than $2,400 per month for a household of two.