30TH ANNUAL MINNESOTA ELDER LAW INSTITUTE
Institute
ITEM #:  1030932101   |   EVENT CODE:  339718    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$425.00
STANDARD PRICE
$495.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - Friday, January 29, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:20 PM   |   Check-In:  8:25 AM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

30th Annual Minnesota Elder Law Institute

Important Education to Help You Meet the Needs of an Aging Population

Join elder law practitioners, section members, and professionals from around the state January 28 & 29 for the 30th Annual Minnesota Elder Law Institute. The Institute features new law and developments as well as helpful and practical sessions on a variety of topics and processes you need to know to practice elder law in Minnesota.

  • Get the Latest COVID-19 Related Elder Law Information
  • Update your Office Practice with our Ethics Session: Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • Be Prepared for Tough Scenarios, including Adult Foster Care and Elder Abuse
  • Satisfy Your Elimination of Bias Credit Requirement
Day 1 – Thursday, January 28


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE 


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Practicing Elder Law in a COVID World: What We’ve Learned, What We’ll Keep, and What We’re Going to Toss in the 2020 Dumpster
A panel of experienced elder law attorneys will share the on-the-fly tricks and traps of practicing law in a global pandemic, and will talk about the impact of shutdowns and quarantines on day-to-day practice, what has worked to bridge isolation, how technology played a productive (or not) role and speculate about what might change permanently for the future.
– Brenna M. Galvin, Jeffrey W. Schmidt & Jill M. Sauber 


10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
BREAK


10:05 – 11:20 a.m.
2021 Legislative Update
Your can’t miss session for legislative updates surrounding COVID-19 and the impact on your practice, plus proposed statutory repeals and annual case law update.
– Suzanne M. Scheller


11:20 – 11:30 a.m.
BREAK


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Legislative Agenda Discussion
The MN NAELA Public Policy Committee is focused on three key issues: (1) Repeal 501C.126; (2) Fixing the Schmalz statutory language; and (3) 256B.15 2009 regarding recovery against estate of surviving spouse of MA recipient. This session will give an update on these matters and predictions for 2021.
– Margaret M. “Pook” Grathwol & Mary Frances Price


12:00 – 1:10 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK & AWARDS CEREMONY


1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
Nursing Home Abuse 101
This session will discuss strategies to successfully hold nursing home operators liable for systematic neglect of their patients, infection prevention and control, and strategies to uncover facts to bolster your case.
– Joel E. Smith 


2:10 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
What to Do If You Feel a Family Member Is Exploiting or Abusing an Elder
This session focuses on equipping attorneys in private practice with tools necessary to recognize and respond to situations where a family member is abusing or exploiting an elder. 
– Christine B. Courtney 


3:15 – 3:20 p.m.
BREAK


3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
Ethics – Clients With Diminished Capacity
1.0 ethics credit applied for
This session will address professional responsibility issues that can arise when representing a client with diminished capacity. Topics will include communication, allocation of authority, decision making, conflicts of interest and Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.7 and 1.14.
– Timothy M. Burke


Day 2 – Friday, January 29


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Eliminating Racial Bias in Client Intake: Learning from the Clients We Don’t Serve
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
This session will provide insight on client intake through the eyes of an important person: the client. A person of color with Medical Assistance needs was referred to the private bar from legal aid for assistance. She and her spouse ultimately did not access legal services at a juncture that would have allowed them to preserve hard-earned assets within their family. The client, a legal aid attorney, and a private attorney share their subsequent conversation about the role of elder law attorneys in advancing racial equity.
– Maya Missaghi & Laura Orr


10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
BREAK


10:05 – 10:50 a.m.
The Rebirth of Alternative Care:  What Law Change May Make It More Appealing Than Elderly Waivers?
An experienced elder law attorney will guide attorneys through financial eligibility and service benefits of Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care, and how a recent law change may make the latter program the preferred option for your clients.
– Cathryn D. Reher


10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Building Capacity to Serve: The Aging HIV and LGBTQ+ Communities
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Jill Moody & Bill Tiedemann


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101 – Foundations Track
Elder Law for the Non-Specialist 

  • What is Elder Law?  
  • Restrictions on calling yourself an “Elder Law Specialist.” 
  • How to become a Non-Specialist Elder Law Lawyer.

– Amber Hildebrandt & Julian J. Zweber

102 – Advanced Track
Medical Assistance Compliant Annuities
Attendees will learn:

  • What makes an annuity medical assistance compliant?
  • What are the rules for using annuities in medical assistance planning? 
  • Strategies for using annuities in medical assistance planning.

– David A. Rephan


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201 – Fundamentals Track
10 Things You Need to Know About Practicing Elder Law in Greater Minnesota

– Callyn T. Bedker, Aaron Bransky, Lisa Chesley & Ryan J. Long
– Jack J. Austin (moderator)

202 – Advanced Track
Pooled Trusts for Over 65

This session will answer the timely question as to whether individuals 65 and older may place funds in a pooled trust sub-account and retain their eligibility for Medicaid without suffering a penalty.
– Laurie Hanson


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
– Jack J. Austin, MSBA Elder Law Section Chair

LIVE WEBCAST
The webcast will include plenary sessions, plus your choice of breakout sessions.
Thursday & Friday, January 28 & 29, 2021
Attend online


REPLAYS

There are no replays.

$425 MSBA members / $425 paralegals / $495 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 10.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for the Day 1 closing plenary, and 1.0 elimination of bias credit each for the Day 2 plenary sessions at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 10.5 credits.

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$425.00
STANDARD PRICE
$495.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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