(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) — One of only two attorneys representing the state of Alabama, Doug Martinson, II of Martinson & Beason, P.C. recently attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys annual conference – The Elder and Special Needs Law National Conference. This year, the conference took place at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas from May 19th through May 21st.
The conference focused on guardianship, protection of assets, and the ethics of Medicaid planning. However, speakers covered a range of other topics including: capacity, veterans’ benefits, federal estate tax law, heath care reform for persons with disabilities, tax primer for elder law attorneys, sexuality and aging, and practice management tips, amongst others.
Through his participation, Martinson received thirty hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit. CLE credit helps ensure attorneys stay current with changing laws and procedures. In the state of Alabama, attorneys are required to obtain twelve hours of CLE credit every year.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA), consists of over 4,200 attorneys representing elderly and special needs clients. It is a state-focused professional organization that seeks to “Establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.”
In addition to his active membership with NAELA, Martinson has received an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. He also serves as the county Conservator for Madison County, Ala.