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Advanced Paralegal Seminar Series: Elder Law and Wills  —  Wednesdays, June 3-24, 2020 - CANCELED
Please complete the pre-registration questionnaire before registering. 
Course fee: $475. Discounts available: Military, UD alum, UD employee, 2 or more (group). Class meets 6-9 p.m.


Enhance your career through advanced education in various areas of the law. By studying targeted topics, you can gain the specialized knowledge that will increase your scope of practice and competencies and make you more effective in working with attorneys focused on particular legal fields and specialties. These short-term courses are designed to accommodate busy professionals.

Who should participate?
  • Anyone working in a law firm
  • Anyone working toward a legal profession
  • Anyone with legal experience wishing to enhance their knowledge in the legal field

Course Description

There are two aspects to elder law, one of the fastest growing segments in the profession: helping clients age with grace and dignity, and planning with them for the protection of their estate upon their passing. Providing paralegals with legal concepts, as well as the practical application to real-life scenarios, this course delves into both aspects. It also addresses key topics, such as powers of attorney, living wills, wills, trusts, Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (DMOST) and Medicare and military benefits, and examines recent trends, including portability and QTIP trusts, pet trusts, spendthrift trusts, and the use of Medicaid to pay for long-term care.

Course Objectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal concepts in elder law and apply them to fact scenarios that arise on a daily basis, especially in terms of the ethical context by which paralegals and attorneys must act.
  • Identify Issues that arise in estate planning, end-of-life Issues and estate administration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process and forms filed in estate administration as paralegals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of engaging with older clients.


Start: January 1, 2020
12:00 AM
End: May 6, 2020
12:00 AM
University of Delaware

Arsht Hall

2700 Pennsylvania Ave 2700
19806 Wilmington DE
United States

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