EAST ALTON — Attorney Leonard Berg recently made a presentation to fellow attorneys in continuing legal education courses.
Berg joined with Alton attorney John Hopkins in a presentation sponsored by United States Arbitration and Mediation on the topic of Medicare, Medicaid and special needs trusts. The Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys sponsored Berg’s presentation on maintaining eligibility for Medicaid and other benefits while living in the community.
Berg joined with Oak Brook attorney Oana Militaru in a presentation involving guardianship and alternatives as part of the Special Needs Institute sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Using special needs trusts as part of Medicaid eligibility is an upcoming continuing legal education topic Berg will present with the National Business Institute. Attorneys attending these classes receive credit toward the continuing legal education credits they are required to maintain.
Although the Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications and states certifications are not necessary for the practice of law in Illinois, Berg is proud to be among the few Illinois attorneys designated as a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Berg is also proud to be a member of the Special Needs Alliance.
Berg’s law practice in East Alton focuses on providing services to senior citizens, people with special needs and their families. He can be reached at (618) 258-4800 or lbergelderlaw.com.