With its 1,700 members, the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar focuses on issues germane to to their area of emphasis. Defined by the people they serve rather than the type of law, this practice area touches on and overlaps with the Tax Code, Social Security Code, Probate Code, guardianship, and other areas of law.
In this Special Report, David Hook, the outgoing chair for the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar, joins host Laurence Colletti to talk about who Elder Law serves, including the elderly, disabled, and individuals with special needs. In addition, they discuss common issues of concern for the section including VA Planning, Medicaid, probate, and guardianship. In particular, they address certain updates in guardianship statutes with new licensing for professional guardians. The conversation concludes with ways attorneys can get involved in the practice of elder law as well as the Elder Law Section. Among the reasons to join, David cites the following:
- It’s free for law students to sign up
- They give a lot of substantive info and it’s not in books in one place
- Camaraderie to practice with people who are experts in different areas.
David A. Hook is the outgoing chair for the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2005 and joined the Hook Law Group, a law firm founded by his mother and fellow attorney, Joan Nelson Hook. He practices in the areas of guardianship, estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and VA planning, in the Pasco, Hernando, and Pinellas areas.