Basics of Elder Law and Special Needs Practice


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Melville
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Syracuse
Friday, November 15, 2019 | Buffalo
Friday, November 15, 2019 | NYC
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Tarrytown
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Albany (Webcast) 

NYSBA Members: $175 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members: $150
Non Members: $275

7.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5  Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics 

Overall Program Co-Chairs
Greg S. Catarella, Esq., Levine Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, Vestal
Lauren Enea, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP, White Plains

Local Program Chairs
| Jessica Botelho, Esq., Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, Saratoga
Buffalo | Elizabeth A. Ingold, Esq., Ingold Law PLLC, Buffalo
Long Island | Deanna M. Eble, Esq., Russo Law Group, P.C., Garden City
NYC | Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Schiff Hardin, NYC 
Syracuse | Aaron D. Frishman, Esq., Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, Syracuse 
Westchester | Sara Meyers, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP, White Plains

Elder Law & Special Needs Section - Learn more about the Section HERE
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Elder Law & Special Needs Section Chair | Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. | Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC, Clifton Park 

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Video Replay option is available.
If you cannot watch the program at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the video replay.


The New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law & Special Needs Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice. 

Program Description
Experienced practitioners will provide a foundational understanding of the major issues confronted in an elder law and special needs practice.  Designed as a basics course, the program will cover the fundamentals of document drafting, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and special needs issues.  Attendees will gain a basic foundation in elder law and special needs practice preparing them for intermediate and advanced-level programs and sustaining their growth as elder law and special needs practitioners.

Program Agenda

Program Agenda Topics 

  • Advanced Directives
  • Medicare, Medigap and Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Medicaid
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly and Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families
  • Ethical Considerations for Representing an Elderly Population  

Program Faculty

NYSBA Members: $175
Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members: $150
Non-Members: $ 275

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early.  Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.