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
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    Summer Meeting Join the Section for its Summer Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, July 21-23, 2016.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Summer Meeting - July 21-23

      Elder Law & Special Needs Section Summer Meeting
      Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23, 2016
      The Logan, 1 Logan Square, Philadelphia

      Plan to join your Elder Law & Special Needs Colleagues for a fun and educational time in Philadelphia! 


      BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BY CALLING:  (215) 963-1500;
      Ask for reservations and mention you are with the New York State Bar Association group looking for their best available rate.

      A sample of program topics include:
      Elder Law Update:  Medicaid and Guardianship
      Advance Directives Ethics
      Funding SNTs With Special Education Settlements
      Ethics of Social Media
      Return of Gift, Planning After the Weiss Case

      Optional events:

      Visit to the Barnes Museum:  LAST DAY TO RESERVE TICKETS IS THURSDAY, JUNE 30
      Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early-modern art. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modigli­anis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.

      The Franklin Institute:
      PA's most visited museum, the Institute has plenty to make Franklin proud including a 3-D theatre, indoor SkyBike, giant walk-through heart and four floors of interactive exhibits. Our visit includes entrance to the special exhibit:  The Science Behind Pixar, allowing visitors to experience the film making process with hands-on-activities inspired by Pixar character's like Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley.

      Independence Hall:  BOTH THE 2 PM AND 3 PM TOURS ARE SOLD-OUT
      Independence Hall is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

      Philadelphia Phillies vs the Miami Marlins:  Limited tickets will be available for those who may want to take in a ball game!!

      Moshulu on Friday night:
      The legendary Moshulu is indeed the world’s oldest and largest square rigged sailing vessel still afloat.  She is in fact the one and only AAA Four Diamond restaurant venue on a Tall Ship today in the World.  Dine with unsurpassed views and a special unique experience on board this beautiful “state-of-the-art” tall ship built in 1904.

      The Logan, 1 Logan Square, Philadelphia

      Call (215) 963-1500; ask for reservations and mention you are with the New York State Bar Association group looking for their best available rate.  Rooms will not be available on Saturday night due to the Democratic National Convention.


      Questions?  Contact Catheryn Teeter, NYSBA Meetings Dept., 518-487-5573; cteeter@nysba.org

    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Fall Meeting - October 20-21

      Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Fall Meeting
      October 20-21, 2016
      The Grand Cascades Lodge at The Crystal Springs Resort
      Hamburg, NJ

      Registration and Hotel information to follow.

  • 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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