At this event, Shalloway hosted a seminar titled “Powers of Appointment in Special Needs Planning: Mystical Authority Made Magical.” This portion of the conference was designed to educate others on the role and use of powers of appointment in regards to public benefits, tax, and dispositive wishes. Shalloway’s talk enlightened audience members on topic that can be difficult for some to understand.
“We could not have produced a program of such high quality as this one without your significant contributes of time and expertise on our behalf,” Assistant Dean Gregory J. Smith had to say.
Educating the masses on a variety of topics surrounding elder law is something that Mark Shalloway has always been passionate about. When he isn’t attending conferences, he’s hosting monthly seminars via Zoom. At these seminars, clients can learn about Medicaid planning, asset protection, and a variety of other topics that influence the world of elder law. Audience members leave the seminars feeling more confident about their ability to make a decision for a loved one’s financial future.
When clients need an elder law attorney who will speak in “plain English” and lay everything out for them, Shalloway & Shalloway is the place to turn. For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call 561-686-6200 or fill out this contact form.
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In the uncertain world we live in, even legal work has turned remote. Many legal events– be it a court date or a deposition– require legal teams that would be too dangerous to meet in at this time. Though it may not be something anyone would like to do, it is a crucial step that all professionals must take in order to keep themselves, their clients, and their families safe during a global pandemic.
In the year 2020, we have a variety of great technology that keeps us connected to our jobs without having to leave the safety of our homes. This allows attorneys and other legal professionals to continue the course of law without having to gather in large groups. Across the country, court reporting companies are stepping up to offer remote deposition services– an extension of legal video services that so many already offered.
Remote depositions have similarities with videoconferencing services. Videoconferences save attorneys the struggle from expensive, time consuming travel that often comes with legal services. For example, Anderson Reporting of Columbus, Ohio allows Columbus (and other nearby) attorneys to connect with teams from the comfort of their office. A video conference at Anderson’s office grants clients the comfort of knowing they have high-speed WiFi, top-tier technology, multi-site coordination, and other office services. For Ohio attorneys, meeting with a legal team has never been easier.
When government restrictions began popping up, Anderson Reporting decided to focus more on remote depositions.
“…We understand that many attorneys, paralegals, and their clients may not want to leave their homes to avoid possible infection,” President Gayle Anderson says. “Our staff at Anderson Reporting is proud of offer remote deposition services. Our utilized technology allows to continue the progress of your case from the comfort of your own home.
In the surface, remote depositions aren’t too different from videoconferencing services. The major change between the two is the fact that it is entirely online. When a client books a remote deposition service through Anderson Reporting, they can expect crisp audio and visuals, video and text options, and Anderson’s top-tier court reporting professionals all from the comfort of their home. The staff works closely with their clients to ensure that the videoconferencing service runs smoothly for all participants of the remote deposition.
For attorneys, these remote services are a life-saver. Without them, their cases would come to a screeching halt– something the world of law can’t afford. Those who hire the services of attorneys need results for their legal needs, which is especially crucial when one’s finances and/or livelihood is at stake. Remote depositions allow attorneys to keep their work moving.
But legal needs aren’t stopping simply because of a virus. People everywhere still need legal services, some even more than before. As a result, many attorneys offer remote consultations to get their clients in the figurative door.
Fields such as elder law are more important than one may consider during these times. Though topics such as asset protection, living trust, and last will and testament are scary ones, they are important during a global pandemic. In a place where over 20 percent of the population is comprised of elders, these areas of practice are particularly important. It is crucial that elder law attorneys still be able to provide their services to the elder community and their families.
Remote consultations help lift the uncertainty from clients’ shoulders. Many firms, such as Shalloway & Shalloway, for example, allow new clients to connect with the attorneys at this elder law firm via phone or video call. These remote depositions allow clients the satisfaction of getting the information they need for an attorney they can trust, all from the comfort of their home/
These remote services give clients something that is increasingly hard to come by these days: peace of mind. Clients can get the legal support they need without having to worry about risk of infection. Attorneys, court reporters, and other legal professionals can provide their expertise without having to worry about their families’, or their own, welfare.
Even past the virus, this resource is great for those whose disabilities make it difficult to go to a physical office location. Once the world returns to some semblance of normal, remote resources will likely continue to be a valuable resource for those who need them.
Individuals and businesses alike across the United States are being forced to adapt to the sudden changes in our world. Some full businesses have been forced to close and furlough their clients. Others are open at a limited capacity– be it only letting a certain number of customers in or only operating via delivery or pick-up.
Some are still open “business as usual,” only it’s not quite “as usual.” Instead of operating from an office with a number of employees who see clients, many businesses are instead open remotely. They do their spreadsheets at their dining room tables. Their pet is now their partner at work. Instead of meeting with clients in person, they meet “face-to-face” via video-conferencing. While the change may seem odd to some, it was a necessary change across industries.
The the world of court reporting, litigation support professionals are turning to videoconferencing to help depositions still take place. In Miami, Florida, Laws Reporting offers remote deposition services to their clients to keep up with the promise that they would always be there to fulfill their clients’ needs. With their high-tech videoconferecing technology, clients can connect with their legal teams and court reporters with the same clarity as being there in person.
“We promised our clients we would keep our services going 100% during the Coronavirus lockdown, and we have,” Laws Reporting President, Marti Vindal, says. “Our team works around the country and across South Florida remotely with the same commitment to meeting our deadlines and the high level of quality our attorneys demand.”
Videoconferencing services are key in this day and age. In West Palm Beach, Florida, top elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway continues to offer client consultations via video or phone call. With the topics surrounding elder law being vastly important during this time, these conference calls are crucial to many.
To help make sure clients are educated on the areas of practice surrounding elder law– such as special needs trusts, probate law, estate planning, and so much more– President Mark Shalloway offers monthly seminars on all things elder law. By utilizing Facebook Live, no one has to go anywhere. Past, present, and future clients can listen to the advice given in the comfort and safety of their homes.
Even wedding officiants are finding ways to serve the couples they will be marrying. In Boca Raton, Rabbi Robert Silverman is still doing all he can to prepare for his client’s special day. Be it email or phone call, whatever format the couple prefers, Rabbi Silverman is available for consultation. By working closely with the couples and truly getting to know they, Rabbi Silverman is able to craft an inviting and memorable ceremony that the couple will always treasure. In times such as these, crafting this sort of bone has never been easier.
While our global crisis is terrifying, it happened in a time where we can function with some sense of normalcy. We haven’t lost our connection to others. The technology we have at our fingertips allows many businesses to continue to work in some capacity or another. The people who work to serve others can continue doing what their work was built to do.
Mark Shalloway, President of elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce his latest newsletter. To Mark Shalloway, education is key to choosing the best legal options for oneself, or a family member in need. To help promote education about the changes in elder law and its adjacent fields, Shalloway and his staff post regular newsletters about policies and other updates. His latest newsletter covers the “Funeral Rule,” which was put in place by the Federal Trade Commission to regulate how funeral providers provide their services.
The Rule states that funeral providers must give customers an itemized list of funeral goods and services, so that no surprise expenses pop up and negatively impact the customer. Funeral providers who violate the rule may experience hefty fines and court orders. Learn more about the rule, its enforcement, and potential criticisms people may have of the rule.
Shalloway’s concise rundown of the Funeral Rule allows customers to better understand if a funeral provider is attempting to take advantage of them, and how to correct it. Half of the battle is preparation. Part of Shalloway’s mission is to ensure everyone is well educated.
But Shalloway’s mission for educating the masses doesn’t stop at newsletters and blog posts. These supplemental materials allow readers to inform themselves in the comfort of their own home, but auditory aids can be more beneficial to some. Mark Shalloway understands this need. It’s why he offers free seminars in Palm Beach County every month. These seminars encompass a variety of topics surrounding elder law– from passing assets, to planning for long term care, to avoiding the cost of probate, and so much more. These seminars are invaluable resources to anyone who chooses to attend them.
For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, fill out this contact form, or visit their office.