Ms. Carlin has been practicing law for over 16 years, and restricts her practice to elder law, estate planning, disability, and probate. Over that period of time, Ms. Carlin has developed hundreds of Medicaid/MaineCare plans and submitted a multitude of Medicaid applications for long term care. She has worked with litigating attorneys throughout the State to ensure that personal injury settlements are structured so they do not unnecessarily jeopardize the public benefit eligibility of disabled clients. Ms. Carlin drafted the only two pooled disability trusts in the State of Maine, and she continues to act as counsel for those pooled trusts. Ms. Carlin speaks often about elder law, estate planning and disability issues at continuing legal education programs for attorneys and to other groups. She has published articles on planning for incapacity and supplemental needs trusts in the Maine Bar Journal. Ms. Carlin graduated from the University of Maryland, Summa Cum Laude, and from the University of Maryland School of Law, with honors, and as a member of the Order of Coif. Following graduation, she was selected to serve as a law clerk for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Ms. Carlin serves on the board of the Legal Services for the Elderly; is a former co chair of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association; and has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1995.