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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    Elder Law and Special Needs Section's Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the IP Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive


      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2

      A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT RESUMES, INTERVIEWS AND NETWORKING
      NETWORKING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018


      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception


      THIS PROGRAM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE.


      BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! BRING YOUR RESUMES! BRING YOUR "A" GAME!


      PANELISTS: 

      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.

      MODERATED BY:

      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      REGISTER TODAY!

      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      SPONSORED BY:

      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Antitrust 
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity


      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2015 Fall Meeting - October 22 & 23

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

      Register Online Now! 

      View Full Program and download the Registration Form

      Registration Fees:
      NYSBA & Elder Law and Special Needs Section Member: $375.00 
      NYSBA Member: $475.00 
      Non-NYSBA Member: $600.00 
      *Newly-Admitted Attorney (5 years or less): $250.00
      **First Time Attendee (NYSBA & Section member): $250.00

      * Newly-Admitted attorneys are not required to be a Section member to receive preferred rate.
      **Elder Law and Special Needs Section members who have not attended a Summer or Fall Section meeting since 2005.

      Special Discount: 20% off each successive section member of a single firm who attends. First attorney registration is full price, additional registrations will receive the 20% discount on
      attorney registration fee. Online registration not available, please complete Registration Form.

      Topics:
      - Thinking Outside the Box: Options for Asset Preservation with Beneficial Tax Consequences 
      - Powers of Attorney - Covering All Contingencies
      - Taxation Issues in Elder Law
      - Optimizing Medicaid Benefits to Keep Your Client in the Community
      And more!

      Earn up to 11.0 MCLE Credit
       This two-day program will provide you with a total of 10.0 credit hours in Professional Practice and 1.0 in Ethics. 
      This program is not transitional and is not suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.

      Book your own hotel accommodations!
      Please call 866-746-1077 and reference the group code 9N60TU to receive the preferred rate of $155/night (plus applicable taxes). The hotel cut-off date is September 21st.

      Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the fall meeting? Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor fees. 

      For more questions please contact Kathy Heider at (518) 487-5500 email kheider@nysba.org

    • Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Summer Meeting - July 21-23

      Elder Law and Special Needs Section 2016 Summer Meeting
      July 21-23, 2016
      The Logan Hotel
      Philadelphia, PA

      Registration and Hotel information to follow.

  • 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 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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  • Status of Pending Legislation

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section

    Status of Pending Legislation