The Pennsylvania Bar Institute has announced the July 2019 publication of the 5th Edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania. The book is widely recognized as the most comprehensive treatise on elder law in Pennsylvania.

Elder Law focuses on the laws, regulations and legal planning that are of critical importance to the elderly and people with special needs. It encompasses a number of legal concerns that face not only older adults but younger ones as well. These subjects contain issues such as estate planning, estate administration and probate, wills, trusts, taxes, long-term care planning, protecting assets from creditors and care costs, guardianship, powers of attorney, health care decisions, and veteran’s benefits.

Elder Law in Pennsylvania 5th Edition provides lawyers with the updated information, resources, and tools needed to effectively represent their older clients and those with special needs, as well as younger clients facing similar issues. The new edition contains updates on:

  • VA Aid & Attendance benefit rules
  • Medicare Advantage plan changes
  • Estate Recovery claims
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medicaid planning techniques
  • Community Health Choices
  • new orphans’ court rules and forms
  • Medical Assistance applications
  • using annuities and notes
  • Social Security regulations

The 1st edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania was written by Marshall, Parker and Weber founder, Jeff Marshall. It was published in 2005. In 2006, the book received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Publications from The Association for Continuing Legal Education. Later editions have been updated by elder law experts from across Pennsylvania under the editorial guidance of Jeff Marshall (editions 2 and 3) and Marshall, Parker and Weber principal  Matthew Parker (editions 4 and 5).

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the statewide lawyer’s organization with approximately 27,000 members.

Marshall, Parker & Weber concentrates on elder law, estate planning and administration and special needs planning. Established in 1980, the law firm has offices in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.  More information about the firm can be found at or by contacting them at 1-800-401-4552.

Elder Law in Pennsylvania 5th Edition is available in hard copy and digital forms. For more information about purchasing the book, contact

Pennsylvania Bar Institute
5080 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: 800-932-4637 | Fax: 717-796-2348 | Email: |


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