The 5 Legal Docs Every Social Worker Should Know, Understand, and Love: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Disposition of Remains Directives, and Living Wills (06/11/22 Replay!)
This 2.5 General Hour Approved CEU provides Louisiana Social Workers with an overview of the ins-and-outs of the five most important legal documents that they should know, understand, and love.
Presented by Sheila M. Wilkinson, LMSW, Esq., of SMWPLC and Law and Social Work, this 2.5 Hour General (and Approved) CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with an overview of the ins-and-outs of the five most important legal documents that they should know, understand, and love.
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The purpose of this CEU will be to provide Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with an overview of the ins-and-outs of the five most important legal documents that they should know, understand, and love. Those documents, in particular, are Wills, the different types and kinds of Powers of Attorney, the main differences between Advance Directives and Living Wills, and the importance of Disposition of Remains Directives. This CEU aims to provide practical information about each of these documents, allowing Social Workers to put this knowledge into practice immediately, and for them to understand how these documents interact together to protect individuals in Louisiana.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Know and understand the different types of legal systems in the world, so you can better understand your own legal history
- Know and have a basic understanding of each of the top 5 legal protective measures available under Louisiana law
- Be able to explain the main characteristics of each of these legal measures
- Have a solid starting point so they can make informed decisions - personally, professionally, and to assist their own clients with information as to each of these legal measures
- Learn about two additional (and bonus) unique and rarely talked about legal docs
We highly suggest you print and take notes directly on the slides and in the Workbook provided, rather than on separate paper. The Board historically has preferred integrated notes as proof of engagement during CEUs.
At the end of the video, you'll hear us say "okay, activity time!". Because you are watching a replay, you won't be sent to a Breakout Room, but you are still required to complete the activity. Once you get to that point in the video, go to the next step (ACTIVITY) and complete the activity. You'll submit a form and receive a copy of your responses (which you should save for your records with the CEU Materials). If you have issues accessing the activity, please email us.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.
Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.
Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.
Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.
In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.
A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.