The Florida Bar defines “Elder Law” as follows:
Elder law means legal issues involving health and personal care planning, including: advance directives; lifetime planning; family issues; fiduciary representation; capacity; guardianship; power of attorney; financial planning; public benefits and insurance; resident rights in long‑term care facilities; housing opportunities and financing; employment and retirement matters; income, estate, and gift tax matters; estate planning; probate; nursing home claims; age or disability discrimination and grandparents’ rights.
The specialization of Elder Law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. Elder law clients are predominantly seniors, and the specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting these clients.
Mr. Connors served on the Committee which drafted the definition and related rules relating to the specialization of Elder Law for the Florida Bar. The Florida Bar adopted this definition and recognized Elder Law as a specialization in 1998.