Elder Law and Special Needs Section

  • Elderly Person Holding Hands
    Welcome to the Elder Law and Special Needs Section As an elder law and/or special needs attorney, you'll benefit from Section membership that keeps you up-to-date with important legislative developments, regulations and case laws impacting the elderly
  • Upcoming Events
    • Intermediate Elder Law Update - Multiple Dates and Locations

      NYSBA CLE

      Intermediate Elder Law Update

      6.0 TOTAL CREDITS
      1.0 Ethics; 2.5 Skills; 2.5 Professional Practice

      Click on the program date and location below for more information and to register, or call 1-800-582-2452:

      December 2 - Melville

      December 4 - White Plains

      Co-Sponsors:
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      This important and timely program will explore and review areas that will enable the practitioner to advise clients on many aspects of Medicaid eligibility rules and planning. The program agenda has been designed to cover topics that confront elder law practitioners and their clients on a regular basis.

      Medicaid planning is the focus of the program, highlighted by presentations on: 

      • Medicaid Eligibility
      • The Medicaid Asset Protection Trust
      • Medicaid Applications for Nursing Home and Home Care
      • Medicaid Crisis Plans
      • Medicaid And Elder Law Issues Involving Retirement Accounts
      • Ethics In Elder Law Practice

      The latest legal developments in each area will be addressed, as well as document drafting tips, unforeseen traps for the unwary, and practical guidance in counseling your clients in often challenging Medicaid planning scenarios.

      Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.

      NYSBA Members: $150
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section Members: $127.50

      Non Members: $250
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    • Elder Law and Special Needs Annual Meeting: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

      Tuesday, January 27, 2015
      Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Reception follows.

      Annual Update on Elder Law; Changes to Medicaid Long Term Care; Beyond SSI and Medicaid; How Trusts, Transfers and Other Planning Strategies Impact Means-Based Benefits; Nursing Home Issues; Annuities; Medicaid Issues and Elder Abuse.


    • Committee on Law Practice Management, Senior Lawyers Section, and the Committees on Attorney Professionalism, CLE, Electronic Communications and Lawyer Assistance

      Thursday, January 29, 2015
      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Lunch on your own.

      The Planning Ahead Guide. How to establish an advance exit plan to protect your clients’ interests in the event of your disability, retirement or death.

    • Save the Date: Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2015 Summer Meeting

      Save the Date!
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2015 Summer Meeting
      July 16-19, 2015
      Hyatt Regency
      Goat Island, Newport, RI

      Save the date and watch for additional information!

    • Save the Date: Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2015 Fall Meeting

      Save the Date!
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2015 Fall Meeting
      October 22-23, 2015
      Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa
      Saratoga Springs, NY

      Save the date and watch for additional information!

  • Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

    VIEW THE LATEST ELDER AND SPECIAL NEEDS LAW JOURNAL

    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 David I. Kronenberg, Esq., and Adrienne J. Arkontaky Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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  • Status of Pending Legislation

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section

    Status of Pending Legislation