Elder Law Committee Documents
The Elder Law Committee was created by then South Dakota State Bar President Richard D.
Casey in September of 2010. The founding committee members were Professor Michael J.
Myers, Marc S. Feinstein, Robert A. Martin, Kristi M. Vetri, Thomas E. Simmons, and the
Honorable Janine M. Kern, Circuit Court Judge. The purpose of the committee was articulated
as follows: "to examine issues relating to elderly clients including estate planning, trusts,
incapacity, guardianships, powers of attorney, nursing home rights, Medicaid eligibility and long
term care issues."