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Aspirational Standard: Pro Bono Legal Representation and Public Service


Elder law and special needs law attorneys should recognize the needs and support elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities who cannot afford essential legal representation

Aspirational Standard: Non-Legal Services


In addition to the need for legal services, the elder law and special needs law attorney often is confronted with a client experiencing non-legal issues requiring medical care, long-term care services and supports, public benefits, insurance coverag

Aspirational Standard: Marketing and Advertising


While it is important to let the public know the types of services being offered by the firm, it is more important to do so in a manner that educates the public about substantive areas of law without using fear or high pressure communications to do s

Aspirational Standard: Communication and Advocacy


Elder law and special needs law attorneys must facilitate effective communication with their clients.

Aspirational Standard: Client Capacity


Attorneys have special ethical responsibilities when representing clients whose capacity for making decisions may be diminished.

Aspirational Standard: Competent and Diligent Representation


The elder law and special needs law attorney must be educated in the practice areas of elder and special needs law by attending professional education seminars, studying written materials or associating with an attorney who has established competence

Aspirational Standard: Confidentiality


Confidentiality of client information is a core, fundamental principle of the client-attorney relationship and the attorney must guard against the disclosure of the client’s protected confidential information.

Aspirational Standard: Engagement Agreements and Document Drafting


The attorney should inform their clients about confidentiality and other components of the engagement

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