Designed for the attorney who is new to the field of elder law, Ethics in the Practice of Elder Law, provides an overview of the unique ethical issues that may arise when handling matters for elderly clients and for the people who are acting on their behalf. Focusing on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (rather than individual state rules), the authors examine such topics as identifying the client and the parties to whom the attorney can speak and represent, acting for the client with diminished capacity, recognizing and handling ethical issues in guardianship practice, ascertaining the true client in complex fiduciary representation cases, and dealing with ethical issues during litigation, in the provision of ancillary, non-legal services, and in marketing the elder law practice. In each chapter, you will find a practical question checklist as well as a detailed analysis of the applicable Model Rules. The book also includes the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Aspirational Standards, pertinent ABA Ethics Opinions, checklists, and sample letters and notices.
So, if you are new to the practice of elder law or simply need a refresher on your ethical obligations, come to the Harris County Law Library and have a look at Ethics in the Practice of Elder Law as well as some of our other elder law resources, including CLE materials, Texas Elder Law and Elderlaw: Advocacy for the Aging.