[Campbell, California] Esteemed Silicon Valley estate planning and elder law attorneys, Justin M. Kennedy and Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales, participated in the second online rendition of one of the nation’s premier estate planning legal conferences from October 6-11, 2020. The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys hosted their 27th annual Fall Summit online, which included attorneys from qualified estate planning law firms from around the country.
The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys continued to heed the CDC’s recommendations to avoid large gatherings during the COVID19 outbreak. The pivot to a successful virtual Summit demonstrated how business can safely be conducted while maintaining their core purpose. The 2020 Fall Summit focused on expanding Member’s understanding of and confidence in utilizing the available tools in an increasingly digital world. As always, the Academy is committed to providing cutting-edge legal education and practice management tools to transform the way their Member attorneys operate.
“In the wake of COVID19, attorneys need to not only adapt to a new landscape of how to safely operate, but they need to feel empowered to excel in their estate planning and elder law businesses, which are becoming even more crucial today. While we are physically distanced, the discussions and lessons that have been reviewed are invaluable for our Member Attorneys.” said Academy CEO and co-founder, Sanford M. Fisch.
The founders of the Academy kicked off the Fall Summit with a keynote address covering the fundamentals of owning an estate planning law firm while providing a look towards the future for Academy Members. Litherland, Kennedy & Associates team members received training in the latest updates to Federal Tax Laws and was given hands-on experience regarding moving their practices forward online during the sessions: Legal Ethics for the Estate Planning Attorney, Implementing Your Online Marketing Strategy, Reworking Your Workflow, On-Camera Expert: Presenting Over Web, Legal Hot Topics and Lawyer Cybersecurity, and Mastering Emotional Intelligence.
Justin M. Kennedy reflected, “Academy Summits provide a wealth of information about updates in the law, projections for what legal changes may be on the horizon, and advanced estate planning strategies that may be of use for our clients. In addition to those great legal resources, the Academy Summits also provide best practice tips on how to run an efficient law office to better serve our clients and our community.”
Litherland, Kennedy & Associates has has devoted its practice to estate planning and elder law matters for more than 40 years and has been a Member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys since1998. Litherland, Kennedy & Associates is one of only three firms in the Bay Area to be admitted to Academy Membership. The firm has helped thousands of clients meet their estate planning goals and pass on lasting legacies to their loved ones. To learn more about how you can achieve your estate planning goals, please call (408) 356-9200 or visit www.attorneyoffice.com. Media inquiries on estate planning topics are also welcome.