The VA offers a variety of benefits to veterans and their survivors. However, navigating the processes to obtain those benefits and incorporate them into an Estate, or Elder Law plan can be a lot to the average person. That’s where attorneys come in, to help those who served get the benefits they’re entitled to. But first you’ll need some education and training to provide that level of service to your clients.
Elder Law College’s members have come together to build a comprehensive 3 hour live webinar to educate you on VA Benefits. Our webinar is approved for continuing legal education (CLE) credit by the Florida State bar. When applying for CLE credits outside of Florida, you should submit the Certificate of Completion you will receive, the agenda provided, the FL Bar Certificate of Accreditation.
Our experience is that states will accept these in awarding reciprocal credits. Some states have required other information or forms to be completed, and we will certainly provide whatever is requested to comply with your state’s requirements.
Patrick Clifford is one of our faculty at Elder Law College. He was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. Mr. Clifford worked for five years as a paralegal before attending law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He graduated law school with highest honors in December of 1997 and was admitted to practice law in California in 1998. Mr. Clifford practiced as a civil litigator for 18 years in California and was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 2013. He is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada and is admitted to all State and Federal Courts in both states. Mr. Clifford developed an interest in elder law while experiencing firsthand the issues faced by his own elderly parents in the last years of their lives. Following the death of his 90-year old father in 2016, Mr. Clifford devoted his practice to elder law.
Brandon Arkin is an Elder Law attorney with Solkoff Legal, P.A. representing the elderly, the disabled and their caregivers in all facets of Elder Law including Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Public Benefits, Incapacity Planning, Veteran Benefits, and Special Needs Planning. Brandon gained a passion for helping the elderly after watching his own family struggle to afford the care his grandparents needed. He operates as an Ambassador and Faculty member for Elder Law College. He witnessed how his family was harmed by misinformation regarding Public Benefits and the difficulties they had in navigating the governmental bureaucracy involved with obtaining Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.