Vast numbers of estate planning attorneys and allied professionals are finally taking steps to become educated about (and perhaps proficient in addressing) the myriad issues implicated by the special needs of their clients with disabling conditions. Each year hundreds of articles, treatises and conferences are made available to help practitioners keep abreast of developments in this ever-changing area of the law. See, e.g., Katherine N. Barr, Richard E. Davis and Kristen M. Lewis, Top 15 Tips for Estate Planners When Planning for Special Needs, 24 Prob. & Prop. 38 (March/April 2010), available at here (last visited August 13, 2012). Advising clients with special needs is fraught with challenges, but the personal and professional rewards for successful planning are unparalleled.
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