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    Oct. 07, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    Our section is not diverse – yet. We want to do more to change that reality. Iris Christenson, past section chairperson and the new diversity and inclusion liaison for the section, talks about the section’s immediate and proactive steps toward improving the section’s diversity.

    Aug. 19, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    With Wisconsin’s adoption of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act in 2018, transferring a guardianship to or from another state can be more efficient. Amy Greske discusses important factors in navigating the statute and successfully transferring a guardianship.

    Jul. 08, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    The family cabin is often one of the family’s most cherished assets, and protecting it from devastating long-term care costs requires advance planning. Corinna Martell discusses the benefits of using a family LLC to protect family property.

    Jun. 17, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    Taking the exam to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) is a rigorous process. Greg Banchy discusses his experience becoming a CELA – and whether it is worth the time and effort.

    Apr. 12, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    Disabled individuals rely on public benefits that are often determined by a computer program rather than a person. Julia Veenendaal discusses computer-automated decision-making and a case study involving due process challenges to Medicaid benefits software.

    Feb. 17, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    Nursing homes across the country continue to violate and challenge the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. Peter Grosskopf discusses the Act and relevant case law, which serve as a reminder for clients to review admission contracts before signing.

    Feb. 02, 2021
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    The State Bar of Wisconsin Elder Law and Special Needs Section offers grants to members and nonmembers for organizations and events related to elder law and special needs law. Tiara Oates provides information about the grants and how to apply.

    Dec. 14, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    The medical profession often fails the elderly and those with terminal illness by avoiding honest talk about the choices these patients face. The same problem exists in elder law, says Benjamin Wright, who discusses one of the hardest aspects of elder law – learning to talk honestly with clients in a way that leads to good decisions.

    Nov. 18, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    What does elder law practice look like when you are the client? Paul Sturgul talks about life as a retired elder law attorney – and his firsthand experience with Medicare as a patient.

    Oct. 16, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    On behalf of members of the State Bar of Wisconsin Elder Law and Special Needs Section, the State Bar lobbying program gives a voice at the capitol on issues of concern in the practice of elder law. Cale Battles, State Bar senior government relations coordinator, discusses the lobbying program and how to stay informed.

    Sep. 14, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    The coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, and Medicaid is no different. Reg Wydeven and Jon Fischer discuss how county caseworkers are processing applications slightly different than during normal times.

    Aug. 14, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    Carol Wessels discusses areas of apparent racial inequity within the elder care system in U.S. society.

    Aug. 13, 2020
    Elder Law & Special Needs Section Blog

    The Elder Law and Special Needs Section now has a blog to provide members with the latest news, practical advice, and valuable resources that focus on the issues that we encounter in our practice.

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