April 1, 2015 – Finding the right medical decision maker and ensuring that they know you and your values is the key to successful end-of-life planning,” according to attorney Ben Adams, an advisor to the State Bar Elder Law Section.
Aug. 20, 2014 – The laws pertaining to issues that specifically affect older people are complex and dynamic, Whether you are just starting an elder law practice and need an introduction or you’re experienced in elder law and want a quick reference tool, you need State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Advising Older Clients and Their Families by your side.
The State Bar of Wisconsin National Mock Trial planning team is calling on attorneys, judges and experienced teachers and coaches from around the state to step up to the bench and volunteer to serve on a judging panel during the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship on May 9 and 10 in Madison.
April 2, 2014 – Studies suggest that roughly 70 percent of us will be unable to make decisions for ourselves at some point in our lives, but no more than a third of all American adults have an advance care plan in writing. In this video, Elder Law Section members Ben Adams and Michael Kujawski remind us of the importance of advance directives.
Want to refine your courtroom skills and delivery? Looking at procedure and performance from a different perspective, like that of a judge, can be very helpful, and the State Bar of Wisconsin has a perfect opportunity to do just that. You can take the bench while volunteering as a judge at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Madison from May 8 to 10.
April 17, 2013 – Most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their health care in the event that they cannot speak for themselves. Elder law attorney Ben Adams points viewers to the State Bar’s consumer guide, A Gift to Your Family, as a great tool to start the conversation. The State Bar is offering free electronic access to and special discounts on this resource through April.
March 6, 2013 – Investor abuse is at an all-time high, and the elderly are most at risk. In this video, attorney Jeff Salas discusses how financial abuse occurs, reveals the tell-tale signs of investment harm, and explains how investors can bring claims for harm caused by inappropriate investment sales.
Plan ahead, know yourself, and retire with your eyes wide open, advised presenters at the State Bar PINNACLE™ and Senior Lawyers Division seminar “Transition to Retirement from Law Practice.” In this video, available online with the May 2011 Wisconsin Lawyer, presenters Lane Ware, Harvey Wendel, and Harry Holtz stress transitioning clients to other lawyers and preretirement planning for finances and activities.
April 20, 2011 — This month the State Bar reminds lawyers about the importance of promoting advance care planning with their families, friends, and clients. In this video, William Colby, attorney for the controversial Nancy Cruzan right-to-die case, talks about the legal and medical impact of these issues.
April 6, 2011 – The State Bar Elder and Health Law sections are participating in National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16. Free electronic copies of the State Bar consumer guide, A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs, will be available from April 8 to April 25 on WisBar.org. Print copies, both English and Spanish, are available to members for a discounted price for the month of April.