It stands to reason that elder law will provide new opportunities for lawyers. Yet elder law covers a wide range of practice specialties, which makes this emerging discipline hard to pin down.
In a recent ABA Journal story, Marc Davis notes how the legal practice has followed the demographic shift toward an aging population.
The National Elder Law Foundation identifies 12 elder law subject areas that encompass pension and insurance matters, financial and consumer fraud, fiduciary representation, health care planning, and trusts and estates. Five hundred lawyers hold the foundation’s Certified Elder Law Attorney credential, which involves meeting experience, CLE and peer review requirements, then passing a daylong exam.