Sections & Committees

Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Summer Meeting | July 12-14, 2018

Queen’s Landing Hotel, Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario, Canada

Register Online or Download Meeting Registration Form
View Program Agenda

Book Your Hotel Accommodations at The Queen's Landing Hotel, 155 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Go to: to book your hotel room online by Monday, June 11th. 
Use Group ID code: 1911660 to receive the group rate of $295 per night or call 1.888.669.5566 to reserve your room.
Book early because we will sell out and availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date. 

Join us at our summer meeting this year in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.  This is a world-class destination with year round events and attractions 
everyone can enjoy. Your options for things to do range from seeing wonderful plays during the Shaw Festival 2018, enjoy a trolley wine country tour 
and participate in the fast and exciting whirlpool jet boat tour.

You can earn up to 12.0 MCLE credits consisting of 7.0 in Areas of Professional Practice, 2.5 in Ethics, 4.5 in Skills and 1 in Diversity, Inclusion and 
Elimination of Bias for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.  Attorneys admitted 2 years or less are not eligible to receive credit in
the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category. Breakdown of credit hours per individual is dependent on choice of sessions that are attended.

There will be a plenary session each day along with several breakout sessions.  Each breakout session will offer a basic course for newly-admitted attorneys 
and one for experienced attorneys. 
Some of the topics that will be covered are:
Overview of Tax Planning for the Elder Law Practitioner
Using the CPLR: Advanced Practice in Article 81 Guardianship
Planning and Skills for Chronic Care Medicaid 
Advanced Tax: Understanding the New Tax Laws
These are just some of the many topics that will be covered over the weekend. To see all the sessions offered View Program Agenda.

Registration Fees
Elder Law and Special Needs Section (ELSN) Member: $475.00
Loyalty Discount, ELSN Section Member*: $375
First Time Attendee, ELSN Section Member*: $275.00
NYSBA Newly-Admitted Attorney (5 years or less): $350.00
NYSBA Non-ELSN Section Member Attorney: $675.00
Non-NYSBA Member Attorney: $750.00
Spouse/Guest: $275.00
Children 13 to 18: $125.00
Children 7 to 12: $50.00
Children 6 and under: $25.00 
* LOYALTY Discount Rate: Elder Law and Special Needs Section members who have attended 3 of the last 5 years of summer meetings. 
*First Time Attendee Rate: Elder Law and Special Needs Section members who have not attended a Summer or Fall Section meeting since 2006.

 Already an NYSBA Member? Join the Elder Law and Special Needs Section for $30 and save $200 on the registration fees. Call 1.800.582.2452 to join the Section!

For any questions, please contact Lori Nicoll at



OCTOBER 4 & 5, 2018


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Join nearly 5,000 members of the New York State Bar Association from around the state and beyond at the Annual Meeting, sharing insights and experiences. Take advantage of the excellent schedule of events presented by the Association’s sections and committees, network at the member receptions and make connections with the exciting array of exhibitors.  


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Ends: January 19, 2019 


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The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long-term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., and Judith Nolfo McKenna, Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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