In an effort to address the unique legal needs of a growing segment of the population, Wright Lindsey Jennings attorney Vicki S. Vasser-Jenkins recently completed the intensive three-day Elder Law College Training. The U.S. senior population, which currently numbers more than 40 million, is estimated to grow to 72 million by 2030 and 83.7 million by 2050. Elder Law College is designed for attorneys who wish to provide specialized and proficient legal guidance to the nation’s aging population.
Elder Law College is a comprehensive, accelerated three-day training program that covers a full range of elder and special needs law issues, including:
- Elder Law Estate and Incapacity Planning
- Guardianship Law
- Social Security
- Affordable Care Act
- Special Needs Trusts
- Long-Term Care Planning
- Probate, Estate & Trust Administration
Vasser-Jenkins, who practices in the firm’s Rogers office, assists clients across the states of Arkansas and Missouri in the areas of estate planning, business and non-profit formation, corporate governance, banking, family law and special education law. She frequently presents continuing legal education programs, lectures at the University of Arkansas School of Law, and participates as a regular panelist for the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders Board Certification Training.
Prior to having a successful legal career, Vasser-Jenkins worked as an accountant and financial analyst for ConocoPhillips (formerly Phillips Petroleum) and is an Inactive Certified Public Accountant (Oklahoma).
Vasser-Jenkins is actively involved in the Arkansas Bar Association’s Audit Committee, as Chairperson, and Law-Related Education Committee. She is also a representative in the Association’s House of Delegates, a Fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation and past Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Section.
Since 2009, Vasser-Jenkins has served on the Board of Directors for the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of the Rogers Noon Rotary Club. In 2013, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal recognized Vasser-Jenkins in its annual “Forty Under 40” selection. She is a graduate of the 2009-10 Leadership Benton County (Class 8), and received the 2013-14 Judith Ryan Gray Young Lawyer Service Award and the 2012-13 Frank C. Elcan II Leadership Award, given annually by the Arkansas Bar Association. Mid-South Super Lawyers has acknowledged Vasser-Jenkins since 2009 as a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law.