Jane Skelton presented at the annual National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 19 and 20, 2017. This is the 19th year that the Stetson University College of Law has provided this nationally recognized, in-depth review of major issues in special needs planning and in the creation, administration, and monitoring of special needs trusts.
Jane Skelton and Rachel Trafton attended the conference including sessions on tax issues in special needs planning, ethical concerns in special needs planning, and a video conference with the Social Security Administration's Central Office.
On October 21st, Jane and Rachel also attended the semiannual meeting of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not-profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena. The SNA is an invitation-only organization. SNA membership is based on a combination of relevant legal experience in the disability and elder law fields, active participation with national, state and local disability advocacy organizations, and professional reputation.