Sections & Committees

Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Representing people with Disabilities 2018

Earn 7.0 MCLE credits by attending this full-day program.

Monday, October 15, 2018 | Buffalo | Hyatt Place Buffalo Amherst

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Binghamton | Double Tree by Hilton Binghamton

Friday, October 19, 2018 | Albany | New York State Bar Association

Friday, November 2, 2018 | NYC | CFA Society New York

Click the date above for additional details and/or to register online.

Exploring Innovative Residential Options for Persons with Alzheimer's 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Elder Law & Special Needs Section and the New York City Bar Assoiciation

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

To register: Call New York City Bar at (212) 382-6663. 

$15. for Elder Law & Special Needs Section Members, NY NAELA  and City Bar Members

$30. for Non-Members

MCLE credits are NOT available for this program. 

Featyred Speaker: Eloy van Hal, Founder and Senior Managing Consultant of De Hogeweyk, Weesp, the Netherlands. 

The Founder and Director of the Dementia Village in Weesp, Netherlands, Eloy van Hal, will provide an operational overview of the renowed facility created in 2009 as an alternative to traditional institutionalized care provided in nursing homes. 

This village, for individuals with Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments, groups residents with shared interests and backgrounds in family-like settings in carefully designed environments emphasizing open, outdoor spaces and amenities like parks, a restaurant, grocery store and auditorium. It's a new twist on assisted living, enabling residents to stay active with trained staff helping to maintain their freedom and abilities. Following the presentation, a panel discussion will focus on how to bring these innovations to senior and dementia-related facilities in New York. 

For questions, contact The City Bar at ty Bar at (212) 382-6663. 

Intermediate Elder Law 2018

Tuesday, October 30th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Albany

Friday, November 2nd | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Westchester

Monday, November 5th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Wednesday, November 7th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Buffalo

Wednesday, November 7th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Long Island

Click on the city above for additional information an/or to register online.

Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Albany

Click the city above for additional information and/or to register online.


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.  


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


1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019   




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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