The Elder Law and Special Needs Section works to protect the rights of the elderly and individuals with disabilities, and provide advice, information and advocacy in areas relating to the legal issues that affect their lives. This includes preparing advance directives, counseling clients on long term care options, assisting clients in applying for and retaining their rights to public benefits that assist in their care, counseling clients on special needs and pooled trusts, representing elders and individuals with disabilities who are victims of abuse and exploitation, and working with veterans to obtain needs-based benefits and health care. Their mission is to develop and improve laws that affect the elderly and individuals with disabilities and to promote high standards of performance and expertise for those who practice in this area.
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers its members the opportunity to network with other lawyers who share a common interest through its 24 sections. Learn more at http://www.wisbar.org/groups.