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Estate Planning In A Virtual World

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: May 25, 2022
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  • Capacity Assessment in a Virtual World 
  • Assessing Legal Capacity: Strategies for an Elder Rights-Centered Approach
  • Dementia-Informed Advocacy
  • Respecting Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law
  • Estate planning interview
  • Living Wills - What to advise clients
  • Estate planning for Alzheimer patients
  • Preparation of Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Will
  • Post Signing to do, Trusts and other Estate Planning
  • How to Prepare Letters of Instruction To Family and Executor
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Trusts

Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Recorded: May 25, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


The last two years have brought a revolution in virtual and remote estate planning. While only a few states are exploring e-Wills, virtual estate planning has become very common. Clients may be unwilling or unable to travel to your office, but still need, sometimes desperately need to complete wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or advance health care directives. Increasingly lawyers are using email, phone, and videoconferencing to interview client, gather in the information needed to draft documents, review draft documents, and set the stage for signing.

This program was recorded on May 25th, 2022 

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Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.

Founding Attorney
Kenneth Vercammen & Assocs

Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney. Mr. Vercammen has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, traffic, DWI, probate, estate planning, and litigation topics.

He often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association.

Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association. He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section and is the Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division.

He is a nationally lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, ICLE, New Jersey.

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David Godfrey

Senior Attorney
ABA Commission on Law & Aging

David M. Godfrey, J.D., is a senior attorney to the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging in Washington DC. He is responsible for the ABA’s role in the Administration on Community Living funded National Center on Law and Elder Rights and for producing the ABA National Aging and Law Conference. David’s expertise includes supported decision making, advance care planning, health care decision making, legal service delivery, legal ethics, and LGBT aging. Prior to joining the Commission he was responsible for elder law programming at Access to Justice Foundation in Kentucky.

Mr. Godfrey earned his B.A. with honors at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and his J.D. cum laude from the University Of Louisville School Of Law in Kentucky.

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