Elder Law Externship
This is a single semester externship that addresses the ethical and practical issues of representing the elderly. Issues include income maintenance, health care, long-term care, competency, guardianship, and probate. Students will become familiar with the medical considerations of an aging population. Students will be assigned to the Probate division of the Circuit Court and work, together with members of the Florida Bar’s Elder Law section, to learn strategies and case management skills in dealing with an aging population.
Students are required to attend the weekly class component.
Prerequisites: Wills & Trusts
Co-requisites: Elder Law
Course Credit: 4
Minimum Hourly Requirement:16 hours per week
Eligible Students: 2L’s and 3L’s
Florida Bar Notice of Registrant Clearance: No
Clinic Location: Miami-Dade and Broward counties
Faculty: Professor Jacqueline Schneider
“My opportunity to work at the probate office in Miami was the best experience I had while in law school. I was new to the area of probate, but the judges and attorneys at that office took the time to make me feel comfortable and help me understand everything that was going on. Whenever I had a question or concern I never hesitated to approach any of the staff or even any of the judges in that division because they accepted St Thomas students with open arms. I recommend anyone who would like to experience probate in a real world scenario to participate in this Clinic. You won’t regret it.”