Live CLE Seminar
Elder Law: Basics of Elder Law From A-Z
September 27, 2012 • Jackson, MS
The course covers the issues presented in representing older clients and those who are providing care for older clients. It will address ethical issues such as confidentiality and conflicts of interest, family and advisor involvement and conflict/confidentiality waivers. It will examine preventive documents such as powers of attorney and trusts and their use, along with determinations of incapacity and the attorney's duties regarding the same, an overview of elder abuse laws and elder resources, the conservatorship/guardianship process for those needing court oversight of the care of their person and/or estate, and will end with an overview of Medicaid eligibility and planning.
- Attorney/Client Relations
- Preventive Documents
- Determining Capacity
- Elder Abuse Laws and Resources
- Medicaid Planning
Attorney Vangela M. Wade
The Wade Law Firm, P.L.L.C. – Jackson, MS
Vangela M. Wade practices in the area of Family Law, Wills and Estates, Elder Law and Life Planning. As a Family Law attorney, she handles cases of divorce, child custody and visitation disputes, child support, premarital agreements, legitimation, paternity, other family law matters. In the area of Wills and Estates, Vangela counsels and represents clients in drafting wills, trusts and life planning necessities such as powers of attorney, health care directives and asset protection in the sunset years.
Her practice also includes representation in Misdemeanor and Felony Expungements. She represents clients seeking to have past criminal charges, arrests and convictions expunged from their records that may interfere with employment, school and other life endeavors.
In addition to her legal practice, Vangela also provides consulting and training diversity and cultural competency as well as fair employment practices to corporations, governmental agencies, education and health care institutions, nonprofit organizations and coaching to individuals. She has extensive education and experience in the areas of diversity management and cross-cultural communications.
Vangela began her legal career in public service. Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1996, Vangela served as judicial law clerk to Judge Leslie D. King at the Mississippi Court of Appeals. In 1997, she served as a Special Prosecutor with the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney's Office under District Attorney John T. Kitchens.
Following her term with the District Attorney's Office, Vangela practiced law with one of the largest corporate defense law firms in Mississippi and later with the third largest boutique labor and employment law firms in the United States where she represented clients in management in labor and employment law matters. She focused primarily on cases arising under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Vangela continues to conduct independent investigations for employers seeking impartialness and objectivity in employee complaints and grievances.
In 2004, Vangela completed Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Diversity Management Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Mississippi State University, in 1984.
Vangela is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; American Bar Association, Mississippi, Magnolia Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, and Madison County Bar Association. In June 2011, she completed a three-year term as the Minority-at-Large member of the Mississippi Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners. In 2011, Vangela served as Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project's (MVLP) Feinberg Grant Coordinator and Counsel assisting low-income people having losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project awarded Vangela its Pro Bono Volunteer Award in October 2011 for exceptional service in Family Law matters to low-income persons. Vangela serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Andrew's Episcopal School, in Ridgeland, MS. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Center for Ministry, at Millsaps College, in Jackson, MS. Vangela's past activities and service include Leadership Jackson Alumni Association, Class of 1999-2000; (Inaugural Member) Mississippi Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Fairness, 1998 to 2009; Top 40 Under 40, 2000; American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law's Law School Student Outreach Coordinator, 2002-2008; and Board of Directors of Operation Shoestring, Jackson, MS.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Visitation Disputes
- Child Support
- Premarital Agreements
- Wills and Estates
- Elder Law
- Life Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Directives
- Asset Protection
- Criminal Defense
- Misdemeanor and Felony Expungements
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
- University of Mississippi School of Law, University, Mississippi
- Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
- Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, New York
- Diversity Management Program - 2004
Honors and Awards
- Pro Bono Volunteer Award, awarded by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project for exceptional service in Family Law matters to low-income persons, 2011
- Top 40 Under 40, 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Mississippi Bar Association, Member
- Magnolia Bar Association, Member
- Capital Area Bar Association, Member
- Madison County Bar Association, Member
- St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Board of Trustees
- Center for Ministry, Millsaps College, Board of Directors
- Mississippi Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners, Minority-at-Large Member, 2008 - 2011
- Leadership Jackson Alumni Association, Class of 1999-2000, Past Inaugural Member
- Mississippi Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Fairness, 1998 - 2009
- American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Law School Student Outreach Coordinator, 2002 - 2008
- Operation Shoestring, Past Member, Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions
- Judge Leslie D. King, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk, 1996 - 1997
- Madison/Rankin County District Attorney's Office, Special Prosecutor
Pro Bono Activities
- Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project's (MVLP) Feinberg Grant Coordinator and Counsel assisting low-income people having losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill, 2011
Attorney Pamela L. Hancock
Hancock Law Firm, P.L.L.C. – Jackson, MS
Pamela received her J.D, cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 1997. Pamela formed Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, in 2001. She practices primarily in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Family Law and Criminal Defense. She also acts as a mediator in these and other types of cases. She is General Counsel for the Professional Building Services, Inc, Murray Mudjacking, Inc., Restoration Contractors & Builders, LLC, Repair Pro, Inc. and many other local businesses.
Pamela spends her free time with her 9 year old son, her husband and friends. She is active in the community, volunteers with the American Cancer Society, is President of The Cancer League, and enjoys networking with other professionals. She has lived in Madison since 1997, where she acted as Assistant City Prosecutor from 2003-2009. She is a member of the Madison City Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.
Pamela's business philosophy is to place her place her clients's needs foremost, as she endeavors to provide top quality legal services. She considers her relationship with her clients to be one that will endure and is Building Relationships that Last a Lifetime. Accordingly, her goal is to take care of the clients' needs as expeditiously as possible, at the lowest cost possible, while making sure that the clients' goals are met. Confidentiality, professionalism, personalized service, attention to detail and creative solutions are just a few of the reasons that her clients refer their friends and family for legal services.
Attorney Matthew A. Baldridge
Baldridge Law Firm, P.L.L.C. – Jackson, MS
Areas of Practice
Small Business Matters
Church & Non Profit Law
United States District Court, Southern & Northern Districts of Mississippi, 2007
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2007
Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 2007
Mississippi State University, 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mississippi Bar Association, 2007 – Present
American Bar Association, 2007 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, 2007 - Present
Rankin County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
Flowood Chamber of Commerce, 2011 - Present
Matt was born in Colorado, raised in Oklahoma, and has been a proud Mississippi resident for over ten years. After graduating with honors from Mississippi State University in 2004 with his Bachelor of Business Administration, Matt went on to obtain his Doctor of Jurisprudence “J.D.” at Mississippi College School of Law in May of 2007. Matt has worked in several areas of law including Personal Injury, Mass Torts, Estate Planning, Small Business Law, Church Law and criminal defense in both state and federal court. Before founding Baldridge Law Firm in 2011, Matt worked for the Edward A. Williamson Law Firm and John M. Colette & Associates.
Matt enjoys being involved in the community and volunteers annually to serve as a judge for the various mock trial and moot court competitions. He has been the drummer for his church band since 2007.
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This seminar has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
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09:15 AM – 04:45 PM
200 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
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