Sandra D. Glazier, a Shareholder of the Lipson Neilson law firm, has been appointed to a one-year term as a Special Advisor to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. The Commission’s mission is to serve as a leader of the ABA’s work to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of aging persons. Its work results in policy and practice research and development, coordination and collaboration, and professional and public education. The 15-member Commission is composed of lawyers, judges, academics, and physicians from across the country that provide an expert perspective to a wide range of legal issues, including:
- Capacity, guardianship and supported decision-making.
- Elder abuse and exploitation.
- Health and long-term care.
- The delivery of legal services.
- Elder law ethical issues.
- Income security and aging.
- Health care decision-making and end-of-life issues.
- Disability and individual rights.
The Commission’s programs can be divided into four impact areas:
- Improving access to justice through its work with lawyers and the justice system.
- Developing public policy and practice solutions that make a difference to all individuals as they age.
- Raising public understanding of elder rights and legal processes.
- Combatting age, disability, and economic discrimination in the justice system, law practice, and in public policy.
You can learn more about this Commission at www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/.
An attorney for more than 39 years, Sandra D. Glazier is known for her expertise and successful track-record in probate litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and family law matters. The cases Ms. Glazier works on tend to be very complex and require technical as well as legal expertise. She has represented contestants and proponents of estate planning documents, as well as fiduciaries, in significant trust litigation proceedings and parties in complex divorce proceedings and has acted as a testifying or consulting expert in probate and family law cases.
An AV Preeminent® rated attorney, Ms. Glazier is routinely requested to speak at some of the leading legal industry conferences across the country. She was selected by the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law to co-author the book Undue Influence and Vulnerable Adults. Described as required reading by industry professionals this book addresses both the role and the importance of the attorney when representing a vulnerable adult.
Ms. Glazier has had numerous articles published by some of the legal industry’s leading publications. Ms. Glazier also acts as an advisor to the Notre Dame Tax Institute, an advisor to the editorial board for Trust & Estates Magazine, and has been designated an AEP by the National Association of Estate Planners & Counsels.
Founded in 1985, Lipson Neilson has grown from three founding members to 39 attorneys located in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. Lipson Neilson attorneys represent and provide counsel to clients throughout the USA and around the world. To learn more about the firm, please visit www.lipsonneilson.com.
Contact: Sandra D. Glazier