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Trouble in Paradise: Navigating Elder Law Ethics


Recorded: December 11, 2017
Duration: 71 minutes
By Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA, O’DonnellWeiss & Mattei, P.C.


Recorded: December 11, 2017
Duration: 71 minutes
By Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.

From the moment you pick up the phone, ethical issues come into play. Your natural instinct is to answer that legal question you are being asked. Be careful!

Ethical dilemmas are a particular concern for elder law attorneys. These concerns are heightened in an elder law practice due to the very nature of the client base. You encounter clients with diminished capacity, clients who do not want to make decisions and try to defer to other family members, and often many family members present at the consultation.

Join Rebecca A. Hobbs, certified elder law attorney and ElderCounsel member, as she discusses these and other ethical concerns that face elder law attorneys every day.

  • Everyday issues impacting elder law attorneys
  • Handling the first contact and identifying the client
  • The initial consultation
  • How to recognize undue influence
  • Hot new issues every attorney should be aware of

 CLE Ethics: 1 Hour

Pre-approved: AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, IL, MO, NH, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX. Pending: GA, WI. Attorney will self apply in states not listed.

Many states have strict restrictions on pre-recorded (also called on-demand or distance learning) courses. Please review your State Bar’s rules and ElderCounsel’s CLE guide by state to determine if you are eligible to receive CLE for this course before viewing.

Receive CLE certificate of attendance: Please be prepared to write down an attendance code that will be announced during the presentation. A form will appear on the video screen near the end of the webinar. You will be required to enter the attendance code and submit the form to receive your CLE attendance certificate. After you’ve submitted the form, your certificate will be sent to your inbox.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions.


How long is this course?
71 minutes

When can I take this course?
Once you select to take this course, it will be available to you 24/7. There is no expiration date or time limit for completion, so study at your own pace.

Are there any course materials?
Yes! Most course modules will have an accompanying set of  materials that often include PDF work sheets and handouts, audio files, Excel sheets and other materials that you can download – and this course is no different. You’ll be able to download any materials you need on the corresponding module or section page.

How much is this course?
Retail $95 but is a FREE to ElderCounsel Members!

Will my progress be saved if I have to leave?
Yes! Any progress you make on this course will be saved so you can pick up where you left off.