Elder Law and Special Needs Section Curriculum

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section provides services and opportunities for involvement on issues relating to Elder Law and Special Needs Law, for members of the New York State Bar Association.  Among activities, the Section presents educational  programs and publishes materials on practice, procedure and developments to enhance the competence and skill of lawyers who practice in this field and improve their ability to deliver the most efficient and highest quality of services to their clients; prepare studies, analyses and recommendations to seek improvement in the law and procedure relating to elder law; and undertake projects to increase the understanding of senior citizens, their families and the general public concerning legal issues affecting the elderly.


Upcoming Programs
A Critical Review of MHL Article 81: How Can the Legal Community Do Better?

Friday, September 27 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | NYC & Webcast

Special Education Law Update 2019
October 2 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast 
October 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Syracuse
October 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC
October 11 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Westchester

Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice Fall 2019 
November 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Long Island
November 14 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Syracuse
November 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.| NYC 
November 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Buffalo
November 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Westchester
November 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast

Basic Level CLE Programs
Structured Personal Injury Settlements (2019)
Protecting Personal Injury Settlements for Persons on Public Benefits (2019)

Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law (2018)
 
Probate & Administration of Estates (2018)
 
Special Education Law Update (2018)

Home Care in NYS: Private Hiring of Aides, Managed Long Term Care Plan Options and Immediate Need for Medicaid | April 2018 

Emerging Liability Issues for the Healthcare Industry/Nursing Home Facilities (2018)

Real Property and Tax Law Issues for the Elder Law Attorney | March 1, 2018

Starting an Elder Law Practice | February 9, 2018 | NYC 

Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice (2017) 

Drafting to Avoid Elder Abuse
 (2017)
Guardianship Practice in New York (2017)
 
Client Counseling in Elder Law: Medicare/Medicaid Apps (2016)
 
Representing the Unmarried Couple (2016)
 
Utilizing Supplemental Needs Trusts (2015)
 

Bridging the Gap Segments
Drafting 101 | Wills, Trusts and POA’s
Elder Law - Advance Directives, Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid
Will Drafting Basics for New York Practitioners
Introduction to the Practice of Elder Law
The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form
Estate Planning 101 | Drafting a Basic Will for a Client

Elder Law Update | What You Need to Know about Long Term Care, Medicare and Medicaid

Drafting a Basic Will for a Client

Client Counseling in Elder Law | Medicare and Medicaid Applications


Intermediate Level CLE Programs

Intermediate Elder Law (2018) 

Intermediate Elder Law Update (2016) 

Winning A Will Contest Using Medical Records (2015) 

Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law (2013)
 
Uniform Guardianship Act in New York and Article 81 (2014) 

Advanced Level CLE Programs
Advanced Document Drafting For the Elder Law Attorney (2013) 

Medicare Compliance Under the Secondary Payer Act (2013) 


Publications
Disability Law and Practice: Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation—Book 1 (Print)
Disability Law and Practice: Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation—Book 1 (E-Book)
Professor Bridgit M. Burke
Ronald M. Hager, Esq.
Professor Nancy M. Maurer
Tara L. Moffett, Esq.
Jennifer J. Monthie, Esq.
Karen S. Norlander, Esq.
Melinda R. Saran, Esq.
James R. Sheldon, Jr., Esq.
Jo Anne Simon, Esq.
Kathleen E. Surgalla, Esq.
Susan M. Young, Esq.


Disability Law and Practice: Financial and Health Care Benefits and Future Planning—Book 2 (Print)
Disability Law and Practice: Financial and Health Care Benefits and Future Planning—Book 2 (E-Book)
Rose Mary Bailly, Esq.
Bridgit M. Burk, Esq.
Nina M. Daratsos, Esq.
Lawrence R. Faulkner, Esq.
Geneoveffa Flagello, Esq.
Lisa Klee Friedman, Esq.
Professor Nancy M. Maurer
Tara Anne Pleat, Esq.
Sheila E. Shea, Esq.
Jo Anne Simon, Esq.
Louise M. Tarantino, Esq.
Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq.


Disability Law and Practice: Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Law, Litigation and Attorney Fees - Book 3 (Print)
Disability Law and Practice: Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Law, Litigation and Attorney Fees - Book 3 (E-Book)
Nancy Maurer, Esq.
Simeon Goldman, Esq.

Bundle - Disability Law and Practice (Bks 1, 2 & 3)

Elder Law and Special Needs Planning/Will Drafting 2018-2019
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. 
Elizabeth Valentin, Esq. 
Jessica R. Amelar, Esq. 

Social Security Law and Practice, 2018-2019
Charles E. Binder, Esq. 
Daniel S. Jones, Esq. 


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