News & Events

The Law Offices of Sharon L. Pope News and Events section includes press releases and announcements about professional achievements, awards, events and community activities.


Settlement Attorneys: About Medicare Set-Asides

A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is a fund set aside from the proceeds paid from the settlement of a Workers` Compensation or Personal Injury liability case. A portion of the settlement is set-aside to pay for future medical expenses related to the injury that would otherwise be paid by Medicare. Previously, MSA were only required in Workers’ Compensation Cases. New rules will require MSA for most Personal Injury liability cases where the plaintiff may receive Medicare benefits in the future.

Local Attorney Attends Special Needs Meeting in Charleston
Attorney Sharon L. Pope was among the 100 attendees of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, which took place March 19-20th in Charleston, SC. Special needs planning is one of the fastest-growing areas of estate planning. Attorneys in the field focus on helping individuals with special needs and their families plan for a more secure future. The attorneys must combine compassion with skilled estate planning and a knowledge of the public benefit programs on which many individuals with special needs must rely. The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), of which [attorney name] is a member, was established in 2006 to provide attorneys in this growing field of law with access to a collegial community and practice tools to assist them in fulfilling their clients` needs. ASNP`s 4th Annual Meeting featured presentations by nationally recognized leaders in special needs planning and related disciplines who shared insights on the latest developments and legal strategies in the field. Session topics included “Deconstructing that Special Needs Trust”, “SSI and SSDI Annual Updates”, “Special Needs Planning with Military or Veterans Benefits”, “Special Education Advocacy and Litigation” and “The Practical Applications of Qualified Settlement Funds.” To learn more about ASNP, visit and its companion consumer site, SpecialNeedsAnswers, at

Attorney Pope named Board Member of the Month by BIACT
Sharon Pope joined the BIAC Board of Directors in 2005. A gifted attorney and founding partner of her own firm, the Law Offices of Sharon Pope , Sharon is an integral part of the BIAC team. An organizational powerhouse, Sharon always jumps right in and lends a hand. Whether planning special events, sponsoring our annual picnic or sharing her expertise in the areas of elder and disability law with BIAC staff, Sharon’s contributions to BIAC are immeasurable, while truly adhering to our mission. Thank you Sharon!

Attorney Sharon L. Pope attended the bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 370: An Act Concerning Medicaid Long-Term Care Coverage for Married Couples
Attorney Sharon L. Pope attended the bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 370: An Act Concerning Medicaid Long-Term Care Coverage for Married Couples.

Do you still buy green bananas?

Do you have your Estate Plan in order? Which legal documents do you need? Do you need an attorney to help you with an Estate Plan? All of these questions will be addressed during the presentation followed by a question and answer session.

September 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

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