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SUBSTANTIAL INVOLVEMENT IN ELDER LAW

During the five years preceding application:

Average of at least 700 hours a year.

Minimum of 400 hours for any one year.

Practice equivalent may be accepted for the following:

  • service as a law professor for one year.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

During the five years preceding application:

At least 75 hours of CLE in elder law and related fields.

No less than 10 credits earned in any of the calendar years.

Related fields shall include the following: estate planning and administration, trust law, health and long-term care planning, public benefits, veterans’ benefits, surrogate decision-making, older persons’ legal capacity, social security disability, Medicaid/Medicare claims, special needs planning, and taxation.

No more than 40 credits may be earned in the related fields of estate taxation or estate administration.

PEER REVIEW

Must provide the names of ten lawyers or judges who are familiar with the competence and qualification of the applicant in elder law.

All references must be licensed and in good standing to practice law and must have significant legal or judicial experience in elder law.

A reference may not be related by blood or marriage to the applicant nor may the reference be a colleague at the applicant’s place of employment at the time of the application.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

Additional provisions may apply, so please review the recertification standards set forth in 27 NCAC Subchapter D, Sections .2900.