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Study Guides for Law Student Success
Study resources for law students available in the Law Library.
Contents Where to go for guidance -- Who is the client? -- Who can I talk to? -- Who can I represent? -- Representing clients who may have diminished capacity -- Who can I represent : ethical issues in a guardianship practice -- Whom do I represent in complex fiduciary representation? -- To litigate or not to litigate : that is the question -- Ancillary services and marketing
Contents Part I. Establishing And Managing An Elder Law Practice. Practice considerations ; Ethical issues in client representation -- Part II. Estate And Retirement Planning. Retirement planning ; Non-tax aspects of estate planning : wills, trusts, and other transfers of property upon death ; Estate planning -- Part III. Fiduciary Administration. Disposition of property at death : postmortem administration ; Trust administration ; Special needs trusts -- Part IV. Delegation Of Decision Making And Protection Of The Elderly. Powers of attorney ; Patient autonomy and self-determination ; Guardianship and protective proceedings ; Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation -- Part V. Paying For Medical And Long-Term Care. Long-term care and residential options ; Paying privately for long-term care : long-term care insurance ; Medicare ; Medigap and other private health insurance ; Medicaid benefits -- Part VI. Income For The Disabled And Elderly And Their Families. Social security, railroad retirement, and other government pensions ; SSI and other needs-based income support programs ; Veterans and other military benefits ; Reverse mortgages and other nonbenefit sources of funding -- Part VII. Rights Of Seniors And Those With Disabilities. Age and disability discrimination ; Grandparents' rights
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Lexis Digital Library
The most update to date study guides are found here and at the West Academic Study Aids.
Available to Maine Law students and faculty the Lexis Digital Library contains treatises and study aids.
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Mastering Elder Law
Available on Lexis Digital LIbrary. Mastering Elder Law explores concerns that commonly arise when representing the elderly client. The book focuses on public benefits, retirement systems, age discrimination, wealth transfers, medical decision making (including "the right to die"), guardianships and conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, long-term care, housing, abuse, and ethical problems. The book also explores overarching themes such as the tension that results when the state simultaneously attempts to protect its vulnerable citizens and promote their autonomy. The text includes examples throughout and provides a straightforward description of complex topics such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The most update to date study guides are found here and at the Lexis Digital Library. West Academic Study Aids includes print and audio books.
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