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Elder Law and Special Needs Section


Elder Law and Special Needs 9th Unprogram
April 19-20, 2018

A unique event that features small breakouts designed to encourage open and free-flowing discussions on any subject affecting you and your practice. 

1.5 MCLE Credits in ethics for all attorneys, including those newly admitted.

The Desmond Hotel
Albany, New York
Call now to reserve your room - hotel cut-off date is Wednesday, April 4, 2018
(800) 448-3500

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Registration Rates: 
Section Members: $150. 
Other NYSBA Members: $195.
Non Members: $295. 
First Time Attendees: $100.00
Newly Admitted Attorneys: $75.00 (admitted five years or less)

What is the Unprogram and Who Should Attend:
The Unprogram is really your program. This is an opportunity to spend time with other elder law attorneys in small group discussions, brainstorming, networking, exchanging ideas, gathering and sharing substantive information. 
The Unprogram participants determine the Unprogram content, and exhchange ideas with colleagues epxerience similar challenges. Some possible Unprogram topics may include:

Medicaid Eligibility                                   Guardianship Proceedings and Issues
Community Medicaid & NHTD                 Estate Tax Planning
SSI/SSD for Beginners                               The Solo Practitioner: Hope/Office Technology, Marketing
IRA's and Annuities                                   Semi Retirement
IRA Rollovers to Beneficiaries, Estates      Practice Management/Time Management
Medicare, Buy-In's, EPIC, Medicaid           Real Property and Out-of-State Time Shares
Crisis Planning, Notes and Gifts                Planning for Animals
Navagating a Fair Hearing                         Digital Assets, How to Address in POA and Wills/Trusts
VA Benefits/VA Trusts                                Storing Wills and Other Estate Planning Documents

For further information, contact Lisa Bataille (lbataille@nysba.org). 



HOME CARE IN NYS: PRIVATE HIRING OF AIDES, MANAGED LONG TERM CARE PLAN OPTIONS, AND IMMEDIATE NEED FOR MEDICAID


Thursday, April 12 - NYC 

Monday, April 16New Link - Albany (Webcast and Recorded)

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

4.5 MCLE credits 

Prices: NYSBA Member: $150 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Member: $115 | Non Member: $250

THE MARRIAGE OF ELDER LAW AND FAMILY LAW


Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Live & Webcast)
1:00 - 2:15 PM
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The Marriage of Elder & Family Law

Program Description

This program will highlight the myriad of cross over topics that confront both family and elder law practitioners including the impact of marital status on Medicaid benefits, the use of spousal refusal and mutual consent divorce, long-term care planning for the unmarried elder couple, marital status changes, spousal obligations during divorce pendancy and effects on long term care planning, Medicaid planning challenges created by a second marriage, and discussion of planning techniques related to the right of election for Medicaid recipients when a well spouse dies. 

Sponsored by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Live CLE Program & Webcast

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | NY Society of CPAs, 14 Wall St., 19th Fl., New York, NY 10005

1.50 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $95 | Non-Member: $195
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $75

Agenda Topics

  • Impacts of marital status changes on Medicaid and planning techniques
  • Use of spousal refusal and mutual consent divorce
  • Long-term care planning for the unmarried elder couple
  • Rights of election when a spouse dies

Program Chair
Lauren E. Sharkey, Esq., Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube P.C., Schenectady

Program Faculty
Elizabeth Adinolfi, Esq., Phillips Nizer LLP, New York, NY 
Michael DiFalco, Esq., Aiello & DiFalco, LLP, Garden City


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

MITIGATING BIAS: A FOCUS ON CLIENTS WITH CAPACITY CONCERNS - SAVE THE DATE


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (Live & Webcast)
3:00 - 4:30 PM

CFA Society
1540 Broadway, NYC

4.5 MCLE Credits.

Prices: NYSBA Member: 94 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members: $75 | Non Members: $195

Program and registration information will be available soon.

Special Education Update Continuing Legal Education Program  Special Education Update 2018 Earn 7.0 MCLE credits by attending this full day program. 9 00 a.m. – 5 00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 | Albany | New York State Bar Association www.nysba.org

2018 Elder Law and Special Needs Summer Meeting

Save the Date July 12-14, 2018

Queen's Landing Hotel
Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario CANADA

SAVE THE DATE! 

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.  

WHEN 

Starts: January 14, 2019 
Ends: January 19, 2019 

WHERE

NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN 
1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019   

#nysba19 

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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 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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