By Laurie Rogers As the days get longer and the summer season beckons, many employers are preparing their summer internship programs. An internship is a great opportunity for a college student or budding professional to gain hands-on experience, and at the same time...read more
by: Shaina Case “POLST” stands for “Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Program.” (Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-22-501 et seq.). POLST is not an acronym commonly known among households, attorneys, or medical providers, even though it became effective three years ago...read more
By Shaina Case As you recall, charitable trusts allow a donor to set aside assets for one or more charities. Two different types of charitable “split interest” or “mixed” trusts exist: (1) charitable remainder trusts (“CRTs”); and (2) charitable lead trusts (“CLTs”)....read more
DID YOU KNOW? – TAKE CONTROL AND CHOOSE A GUARDIAN FOR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN THROUGH YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
By Shaina Case No one likes to envision the scenario in which they have children and then do not have the joy, pride, and pleasure of raising them. No one cares for your own children like you do. Planning and preparing, for what is hopefully a very remote and unlikely...read more
Everyone has an estate plan—Did you design it, or are you leaving it up to the legislature’s statutory scheme?
by Shaina Case The answer to the question of whether you have an estate plan may not be that easy. Approximately 65% of the United States’ population has not sat down with their estate planning attorney, financial advisor, and/or accountant to discuss implementing an...read more
By Laurie Rogers For the past few months, allegations of sexual harassment seem to be levied almost daily against politicians, celebrities, corporate officers, and others in positions of power. While the news coverage focuses on the famous, the issue can rear its...read more
On July 1, 2017, Wyoming adopted significant changes to the Wyoming Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA). The UTMA was enacted in 1987 as a replacement of Wyoming’s previously adopted Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, and remained virtually untouched prior to the...read more
Richard Mincer was recently appointed to the Civil Division of the Wyoming Permanent Rules Advisory Committee. Members are appointed to two-year terms by the Wyoming Supreme Court. The purpose of this committee is to propose and enact rules pertaining to trial...read more
Wyoming Supreme Court Issues Decision Upholding Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreement Entered Into by Nursing Home Resident.
On October 12, 2017, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued its decision in Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc. v. Boyd, 2017 WY 122 (Wyo. 2017). The court held that an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) agreement signed by the decedent’s representative was valid and...read more
Hirst Applegate congratulates Rob Jarosh on his election as President of the Wyoming State Bar. Rob has been a member of the firm since 2003 and served as Managing Partner from 2008-2016. We are excited that Rob will put his leadership, vision, and skills to work...read more