Johns is a frequent speaker on Elder Law, Elder Abuse and Exploitation, Fiduciary Litigation, Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts and legal ethics, presenting on local, state and national levels, including four annual lectures at the NYU Tax Institute, and at the Duke University Estate Planning Conference. He is a well-published author, contributing a chapter in Professor Kim Dayton’s book, Comparative Perspectives in Adult Guardianship (to be published in 2013), contributing to Armond Budish’s book Why Wills Won’t Work (Avery/Penguin Group 2007), and co-authoring the second edition of Counseling Older Clients (ALI/ABA 2005). He has also written numerous law review articles, articles for national legal publications, including Trial Magazine and Trust & Estates Journal; he is past editor-in-chief of the NAELA Journal (2008-2010). He serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations throughout North Carolina.
Mr. Johns is Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Masters of Gerontology/MBA Dual Degree Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he is a visiting associate professor; he is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, on the faculty of the LLM program in elder law, on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Institute of Government College of Probate and Guardian Ad Litem Training, and visiting lecturer at numerous law schools, including the University of Virginia School of Law and Elon Law School.