In an article published in ABA Journal on March 27, Bill Browning is quoted discussing the growing demand for elder law attorneys and the certification process to become one. There has recently been a trend of attorneys entering the elder law field as the U.S. population continues to get older.
The certification process to become an elder law practitioner is extensive. However, many attorneys that are perfectly knowledgeable choose not to become certified.
As for the growing number of lawyers entering this practice category, Browning says, “Changing demographics and [changes] in the estate tax laws are also factors driving the increase of elder law attorneys.” He notes that the need for complex estate tax planning has decreased since the increase to $11.4 million this year in the estate and gift tax exemption.
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