ABA GP Solo ELDER LAW COMMITTEE update May 2010 ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Chairs Kenneth Vercammen, Edison, NJ and Jay Foonberg, Beverly Hills, CA In this issue: We share with members recent report to General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s Council
Elder Law Committee Spring Report American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Council Agenda Book Report Form
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Division Director Name: Elio Martinez email@example.com Reporting Entity, Board or Committee: Elder Law Committee Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen CoChair 1Please list your entity's activities and programs since last report. (I.e. conference calls, meetings, publications, use of list serves, etc.) Additional Email communications with Charlie Sabatino, Director ABA Commission on Law and Aging and committee members 1.
Charlie Sabatino, Director ABA Commission on Law and Aging is suggesting an Elder Law list serve for the ABA. I have shared our emails with members of the Elder Law committee. The suggestion by Charles Sabatino is a great idea. i have worked with Charles on GP programs on Elder law in Hawaii and New York. This would help the GP solo's Elder Law committee. One of the ideas that arose in recent discussions of our Commission on Law and Aging is to find a way to link together the elder law related committees of the sections and divisions, so that the disparate members who have an interest in elder law at least know a little about what others are doing in the ABA related to the subject. One way to do this could be to set up an email list among the
members, staff, and/or chairs of those committees to share information, resources, and announcements. Our Commission would be willing to set up and manage such an email list, if there is support for the idea. We are aware of elder law or elder rights related committees in Criminal Justice, Family Law, General Practice/Solo, Health Law, Individual Rights, RPTE, and Senior Lawyers, and as a result, this email is going to the staff of those sections. Because Section and Division functioning is fluid, there may be more that we haven’t caught up with yet. If you will let me hear your and your committee chair's thoughts on this strategy, we'll make a decision on whether and how to move ahead
2. Please describe the substance of the activities set forth in number 1 above. Sending emails and research Elder issues 3. 1 Please describe future activities. Program: Solicited articles for Law Trends We will have a program on Elder Law and Estate Administration at the 2011 ABA meeting 5 Please state how your entity’s activities conform to the Goals of the Division’s Long Range Plan The enewsletter provides timely and meaningful information to members relative to Elder Law.
____________________________________ THE GP LAW TRENDS CAN PUBLISH YOUR ARTICLES The GP Solo Division is now using Law Trends Newsletter as the primary Newsletter for GP Solo members. You can become a published ABA author. Send in your articles & ideas General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division: Elder Law Committee Who We Are This committee focuses on improving estate planning skills, substantive law knowledge and office procedures for the attorney
who practices estate planning, probate and trust law. This committee also serves as a network resource in educating attorneys regarding Elder Law situations. To help your practice, we feature in our email edition a few articles and tips on marketing and improving service to clients. But your Editor and chairs can't do it all. Please send articles, suggestions or ideas you wish to share with others. Let us know if you are finding any useful information or anything you can share with the other members. You will receive written credit as the source and thus you can advise your clients and friends you were published in an ABA publication. We will try to meet you needs. We also seek articles on Elder Law, Probate, Wills, Medicaid and Marketing. Please send your marketing ideas and articles to us. ________________________________________ The Elder Law Committee of the ABA General Practice Division is directed towards general practitioners and more experienced elder law attorneys. The committee consistently sponsors programs at the Annual Meeting, the focus of which is shifting to advanced topics for the more experienced elder lawyer. This committee also focuses on improving estate planning skills, substantive law knowledge and office procedures for the attorney who practices estate planning, probate and trust law. This committee also serves as a network resource in educating attorneys regarding Elder Law situations. Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., CoChair Jay Foonberg, Beverly Hills, Cochair, Author of Best Sellers "How to Start and Build a Law Practice" and "How to get and keep good clients', Beverly Hills, CA JayFoonberg@aol.com KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC ATTORNEY AT LAW 2053 Woodbridge Ave. Edison, NJ 08817
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