Review of the legislative history and policy considerations involved in enacting the EOLOA. Counseling clients when asked about end of life options Incorporation of a client’s end of life decision making in care planning Ethical considerations for fiduciaries and attorneys Future trends in end of life decision making Counseling clients when asked about end of life options
The California End of Life Option Act – What Have We Learned In The Past Five Years And Why Is It Still Controversial Today?
Kyla J. Hale, Esq.
Kyla J. Hale is an associate attorney with Bold, Polisner, Maddow Nelson & Judson. Kyla’s practice area is focused on estate planning, ranging from drafting comprehensive estate plans to probate and trust administration. Kyla also has experience in conservatorship and elder abuse cases. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy with Honors from Santa Clara University. Kyla earned her J.D. in 2018 from UC Davis School of Law, where, among other things, she earned a Tax Law certificate and was a member of the prestigious UC Davis Law Review. Kyla also earned the Witkin Award in Marital Property. Kyla is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
Jill Judson joined CSC in January 2016 and a year later became an owner in the firm. For 22 years, Ms. Judson was a paralegal, specializing in workers’ compensation defense, primarily focusing on the medical side of this specialty. While transitioning to the fiduciary business, Ms. Judson served approximately 30 seniors in the Central Contra Costa area as Care Manager for a non-profit agency. These experiences, paired with the fact that her husband also serves the same aging population, quickly launched her success as a licensed fiduciary.
Ms. Judson attended U.C. Davis for 3 years majoring in Managerial Economics. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources, and a minor in Economics from California State University, Sacramento. She later obtained her Certificate in Paralegal Studies from California State University, Hayward, and in 2015 received her Certificate in Fiduciary Management from California State University, Fullerton.
Craig L. Judson, Esq.
Craig Judson is the Managing Shareholder with Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson, APC. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis in 1981 in political science / public service. He graduated cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the UC Davis School of Law in 1984.
His practice focuses primarily in the area of estate and trust planning, trust and probate administration, and related probate litigation. He also has a significant general civil litigation practice, involving real estate, construction defect, personal injury, and contract disputes. Through his work, Craig has significant experience representing numerous local public agencies in civil litigation matters including real estate, inverse condemnation, construction, and personal injury defense. He also participates in general business matters related to the public agency representation portion of the firm’s practice, most notably representing water agencies.