Thursday, November 19, 2020
8:55 AM - 4:10 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.
This seminar is designed to be a practical seminar taught by and for solo and small firm attorneys who frequently work with small estates.
8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Introduction and Welcome
– Jody A. Cohen Press, Course Chair
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
The Initial Meeting: “Getting to Know You”
Five topics you must address in your initial client meeting: dual/multiparty representation; retainer agreements/engagement letters; probate assets vs. non-probate assets; wills vs. trusts; and incapacity planning.
– Jody A. Cohen Press & Steven M. Press
10:05 – 10:50 a.m.
The “Gotchas” and “Trap Doors” of Life Insurance
A discussion of the problems and issues surrounding life insurance in estate planning, including an analysis of how and why policies fail and the impact to a client’s estate and beneficiaries.
– Robert L. Cohen
10:50 – 11:05 a.m.
11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
No Such Thing as a Basic Will: Guiding Those Who Don’t Know What They Don’t Know
– Philip J. Ruce
12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
How to Draft Beneficial Beneficiary Designations
The importance of reviewing and updating beneficiary designations. Discussion of the Minnesota Multiparty Accounts Act; Revocation of Beneficiary Designation by Marriage Dissolution (Minn. Stat. §524.2-804 and Sveen v. Melin); and Rights of Survivorship (Minn. Stat. §524.6-204 and Estate of Patrick W. Butler).
– Carol S. Cooper
12:40 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Understanding Transfer on Death Deeds: To TODD or Not to TODD?
How to draft a TODD, when to draft a TODD and when not to draft a TODD.
– Suzanne M. Sandahl
1:50 – 2:35 p.m.
Understanding Advanced Directives for Health Care and End of Life
Comparing and contrasting Health Care Directives, DNR/DNI forms, POLST’s and the Caregiver Act, including the interplay in theory and practice between these documents. Also, practical tips on helping clients overcome barriers to completing their directives.
– Mary Frances M. Price
2:35 – 2:50 p.m.
2:50 – 3:20 p.m.
A Birds-Eye View of Medical Assistance: 5 Key Points about M.A. Eligibility
Key points to know about Medical Assistance eligibility, including statutory references, applicable law and estate recovery.
– Jill M. Sauber
3:25 – 4:10 p.m.
Understanding the Available Powers of Attorney: “A-N” and Beyond
Understanding the powers and limitations of Attorneys-in-Fact. Selecting the right people for the job and remedies when things go wrong.
– Emily Valentine-Grimm
Thursday, November 19, 2020
There are no in-person replays.
$175 MSBA members / $175 paralegals / $195 standard rate
Other discounts that may apply:
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 email@example.com.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 5.75 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 5.75 credits.
All course materials will be provided electronically.