Dear members of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and other interested persons:

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new blog for our section!

Blogs are designed to deliver the latest news, practical advice, and valuable resources that focus on the issues that we encounter in our practice.

We chose to create a blog because they offer more flexibility in providing timely and more frequent communication to our members. Also, posts can be shared on social media and can link to additional information and other related blogs.

The Elder Law and Special Needs Journal will continue with its in-depth articles and news and information about section events. Some blog posts will serve as an introduction to a longer journal article.

You will receive an email when each blog post is published, and you will also be able to view the posts in two locations on the State Bar website:

  • the Elder Law and Special Needs webpage on; and

  • the State Bar sections and divisions blog page, which is linked in the drop-down menu under the News and Publications heading on The blog page includes all blog posts published by State Bar sections. You will be able to filter to find a particular section’s posts.

We Need Bloggers

Do you have an idea for a blog post or know information that would be helpful to section members? Send us a post! You’ll be able to share your experience with others and link your post to your personal or corporate blog. Contact Greg Banchy or Ryan Long for our blog post template and guidelines, as well as tips for creating an attention-getting post.

Check out the blog regularly to see the latest posts. If you have suggestions for how we can make the blog even better, we want to hear your ideas. Just contact one of the section board members with your thoughts.

Happy Blogging!

Elder Law and Special Needs Section Board

Registration is now open for Sept. 18, 2020, webcast Legal Issues of the Aging, from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®. The Elder Law and Special Needs is offering scholarships for section members who are within 5 years of their graduation date and a discount to all other members to attend the live webcast. For full details, visit Legal Issues of the Aging on’s Marketplace.