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Elevate your elder law practice

Navigating the intricacies of elder law can be a complex task for any legal professional. Whether you're confronting new legislation or addressing the evolving needs of your elderly clients, the "Elder Law Deskbook" from The Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education and the Legal Education Committee offers a comprehensive and reliable resource to guide your practice. Now in its third edition, the Elder Law Deskbook continues to be a staple for lawyers.

In addition to the core knowledge that practitioners have come to trust from previous editions, this update integrates critical changes, designed to keep you informed and even better serve your clients.

Several updated areas of law include:

·         The Federal SECURE Act (§1.29): Understand the ramifications of significant changes to rules for defined contribution retirement plans and IRAs.

·         Medicaid Expansion in Missouri (§6.32): Adapt your practice to the new realities of Medicaid coverage in the state.

·         The Missouri Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (§8.15): Gain insights into why this act is vital when drafting powers of attorney.

·         Updates to Missouri Guardianship Statutes (Chapter 9): Stay abreast of the 2018 and 2021 legislative changes affecting guardianships.

·         Residential Monitoring Legislation (§11.27): Learn about the 2020 Missouri legislation allowing the installation of electronic monitoring devices in long-term care facilities.

·         The Federal Senior Safe Act (§11.54): Leverage this act to better safeguard your clients against financial exploitation.

From 'Retirement Benefits' to 'Home and Community-Based Services,' each chapter is authored by elder law practitioners with extensive experience in the field. The deskbook kicks off with Timothy F. McCurdy's insights into retirement benefits and concludes with Anneliese Stoever and Taylor Thomas's detailed exploration of home and community-based services.

Chapters on Medicare, MO HealthNet, and guardianship can quickly inform your decisions, while detailed discussions on family rights, elder abuse, and housing alternatives offer lawyers an in-depth look at specific areas of elder law.

Purchase a copy online at  The Elder Law Deskbook will also be available at the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute Oct. 19-20 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis.