Elder Law and Special Needs Section

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    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 Annual Meeting Program Tuesday, January 23.
  • Upcoming Events
    • January 23, 2018: Elder Law and Special Need Annual Meeting Program

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:30 PM
      1:30 PM - 5:45 PM
      Total MCLE Credits: 4.00 (Professional Practice 3.00, Ethics 1.00)
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      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
       

      Executive Committee Meeting
      10:00–12:15 p.m.  
      Gramercy, 2nd Floor 

      Committee Meetings
      12:15–1:15 p.m.
      Sutton Center, 2nd Floor   

      MCLE Program
      1:30–5:40 p.m.
      Trianon Ballroom

      Cocktail Reception (Offsite)
      Cocktail Reception Being Sponsored by NYSARC and RDM Financial Group
      Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th Street
      6:00– 8:00 p.m.

      SECTION CHAIR
      Martin Hersh, Esq., Law Offices of Martin Hersh, Esq., Liberty, NY

      PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
      Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq., Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, White Plains, NY
      Scott B. Silverberg, Esq., Steven J. Silverberg, PC, Roslyn Heights, NY

      1:30– 2:00 p.m. 
      Business Meeting, Elections, Section Awards, Introduction of Program, Presentation by New York Bar Foundation

      2:00– 2:50 p.m.
      New York State Elder Law Update (1.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
      Latest developments, including updates on eligibility thresholds, analysis of recent New York cases, as well as administrative and legislative changes affecting the practice of elder law and special needs planning in New York State.
      Speaker: JulieAnn Calareso, Esq., The Shevy Law Firm, LLC, Albany, NY


      2:50– 3:40 p.m.
      National Update (1.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice) Michael Amoruso, former Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and President-Elect of NAELA, will provide an update on federal legislative proposals which may substantially change the underpinnings of the Medicaid statute as well as recent federal and state case law which may present challenges to the future practice of elder law and special needs planning.
      Speaker:  Michael J. Amoruso, Esq., Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, Rye Brook, NY

      3:45– 4:00 p.m. 
      Refreshment Break

      4:00– 4:50 p.m.
      Do This, Not That! (1.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
      Attorneys experienced in both estate planning and elder law will discuss common estate planning mistakes made by attorneys who mostly practice in the area of elder law and common elder law mistakes made by less experienced elder law attorneys and attorneys who mostly practice in the area of trusts and estates.
      Speakers: Jeffrey A. Asher, Esq., Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Asher, PLLC, New York City and Judith Nolfo McKenna, Esq., Nolfo McKenna Law Office, Albany, NY
      Moderator: Scott B. Silverberg, Esq., Steven J. Silverberg, PC, Roslyn Heights, NY

      4:50– 5:40 p.m.
      The Revised Aspirational Ethical Standards in Song and Show (1.0 credits in Ethics)
      The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has adopted Aspirational Standards for the practice of Elder Law and Special Needs Law which provide guidance to attorneys in navigating the difficult ethical issues that often arise when representing elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities.  These standards supplement the ethical standards adopted by each state’s rules of professional conduct.   After three years of study, NAELA issued revisions to these standards earlier this year.  Professor Rebecca Flowers, Chair of the NAELA Committee that issued these revised standards, will provide an overview of the revisions with a focus on how these standards apply in day to day practice.
      Speaker: Roberta K. Flowers, Esq., Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida 

      6:00-8:00 p.m. 
      Cocktail Reception (OFFSITE)
      Cocktail Reception Being Sponsored by NYSARC and RDM Financial Group
      Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th Street

            

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION
      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 3 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice and 1 credit in Ethics. This program will NOT qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program. 

      Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13th, 2017. For more details, please contact Lori Nicoll in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or lnicoll@nysba.org.

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563.

      For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. The rate will be based on room selection (single/double occupancy) and arrival/departure dates with additional taxes and hotel fees. The discounted rate for January 21st and January 22nd is $179 per night. The discounted rate for January 23rd through January 28th is $229 per night. A rate of $209 will be offered to those with overlapping dates. Reservations must be made before December 15, 2017 by calling the New York Hilton Midtown directly at 800-445-8667 or online at www.nysba.org/am18accomm.

      For questions about this specific program, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.

    • Elder Law & Special Needs Section Offsite Reception

      Cocktail Reception (Offsite) The Warwick New York Hotel
      (Cocktail Reception Sponsored by NYSARC and Hightower/RDM Financial Group)
      Warwick New York Hotel, 65 West 54th Street
      6:00– 8:00 p.m.



    • February 9 - Introduction to Elder Law and Starting an Elder Law Practice

      INTRODUCTION TO ELDER LAW AND STARTING AN ELDER LAW PRACTICE


      February 9, 2018 (live and webcast)
      2:00 - 3:15 PM
      The CFA Society
      1540 Broadway, NYC

      1.5 MCLE credits

      Prices: NYSBA Member: $95 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Member: $75 | Non Members: $195

      Register online

      Details will be forthcoming.

    • March 1 Real Property and Tax Issues for the Elder Law Attorney

      REAL PROPERTY AND TAX ISSUES FOR THE ELDER LAW ATTORNEY


      Thursday, March 1, 2018 - (live and webcast)
      10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

      NYSBA
      1 Elk Street
      Albany, NY

      1.5 MCLE credits

      Prices: NYSBA Member: $95 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section member: $75 | Non Member: $195

      Program details will be forthcoming.

      Register online.

    • Elder Law and Special Needs 2018 Unprogram

      Elder Law and Special Needs 2018 Unprogram

      April 19-20, 2018

      Save The Date!

      The Desmond Hotel
      Albany, New York

      Details to follow soon! 


    • April 26 The Marriage of Elder Law and Family Law - Save the Date

      THE MARRIAGE OF ELDER LAW AND FAMILY LAW


      Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Live & Webcast)
      1:00 - 2:15 PM

      CFA Society
      1540 Broadway, NYC

      1.50 MCLE credits

      Prices: NYSBA Member: $95 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Member: $75 | Non Member: $195

      Program and registration information will be forthcoming.

    • April 2018 - Home Care in NYS...

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


      4.5 MCLE credits - Program information forthcoming - Register online by clicking the date below.

      Thursday, April 12 - NYC (live and webcast)

      Monday, April 16 - Albany (Recorded)

      Prices: NYSBA Member: $150 | Elder Law & Special Needs Section Member: $115 | Non Member: $195

    • May 15 - Mitigating Bias: A Focus on Clients with Capacity Concerns

      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.

    • Summer July 12-14, 2018: Queen's Landing Hotel, Niagara-on-the Lake,Ontario CANADA

      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

  • 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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