By Professor Jeffrey N. Pennell
The following article originated as a presentation at the 2009 Special Needs Trusts Annual Conference organized by Professor Rebecca Morgan at Stetson University College of Law. Offered as part of the “basics” curriculum of that program, the focus is
By Sharon B. Gardner, Esq.; Catharine Coble Armstrong, Esq., and Denise Rashti, MD
Doctors and lawyers view dementia from different perspectives. Doctors are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Lawyers are focused on how a dementia diagnosis may influence an individual’s capacity to function intellectually or th
By Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
The Office of the Cook County Public Guardian (Public Guardian’s Office) in Chicago is one of the largest guardianship offices in the country. It serves as guardian of the person and/or estate for more than 800 persons with disabilities.
By Caroline Klosko, Esq. and William J. Brisk, CELA
Courts in the United States decide whether to terminate treatment for incompetent patients on the basis of either a subjective test or an objective test.
By Benjamin W. Wright
Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Veterans’ Judicial Review Act (VJRA), due in large part to the efforts of Vietnam Era veterans frustrated by the perceived inability of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to process claims for disability co
By Barbara J. Gilchrist, JD, PhD
Remember “Ask Francine” in Time magazine? Beginning in April 2004, and continuing for almost 10 years, Francine Russo shared stories from baby boomers and responded to their dilemmas with wit and wisdom. Now she has written a book using the same tech
By Claire DeMarco, Esq.
Rarely in our country’s history has a single legislative issue spawned over half a century of debate; those that have are among the most intimate to our delicate balance of federalism and individualism — judicial review, slavery, women’s suffrage, th