A lawyer's powers of observation and note-taking, record-keeping, and organizational skills can go far to identify and help older clients who are vulnerable to abuse. Learn appropriate techniques to screen older clients for fraud and abuse.
The recent conviction of the physicians, investors, and staff of a Dallas hospital on fraud and other charges is an opportunity for lawyers to review their clients’ contractual relationships and internal compliance programs. David Edquist, Stacy Gerber Ward, and Daniel Balk III discuss the case and the state and federal statutes that prosecutors used to obtain convictions.
The CMS Preclusion List – a list of providers who are prohibited from being paid for services provided to Medicare Parts C and D beneficiaries – is now in effect. Scott Taebel, James Junger, and Julie Lappas discuss this list and offer tips for attorneys who advise health care providers.
Often, old age is accompanied by declines in cognition that can negatively affect an older person’s ability to engage in estate planning. But even when they don’t, beneficiaries might use a testator’s age and normal age-related behavior as reasons to challenge a will or other testamentary document. The growing number of older people with cognitive challenges will bring with it an increase in estate litigation.
Nursing-home residents and their families may, by signing on the dotted line, lose their ability to take care and treatment disputes to court. The authors discuss characteristics of the typical nursing-home admission process and the enforceability of arbitration provisions in nursing-home admission agreements.
Dec. 2, 2015 – In this article, attorney Tyler Wilkinson explains how legal developments, including “right-to-try” and “right-to-die” laws, could accelerate the healthcare industry’s move towards greater patient empowerment and engagement in their own care.
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.