Elder Law & Special Needs Section Fall 2020 Meeting
Join us for this Two Day Program, October 29 & 30
Day One Topics:
- Home Care Medicaid Application from the Basics and Beyond
- Home Care Medicaid Updates and New Rules: Medicaid Planning Post October 2020
- A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust Deep Dive
Day Two Topics:
- Ethics, Escrow and Attorney Advertising
- OPWDD Program Basics and Eligibility and Key Tips for Your Clients
- Special Education: How to Assist your Clients Issue Spot during Remote Learning
- What Now? A Panel Discussion on Planning for the Next Pandemic
SPECIAL ELDER LAW & SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION MEMBER PRICING:
Full Registration (both days): $125
Full Registration, Section Members Admitted 5 years or Less: $75
Full Registration, Section Members Employed at Non-Profits: $75 (Registration by Phone Only – Call 800-582-2452.)
Section Member One Day Rate – either Oct. 29 or Oct. 30: $75
Thank You to our Program Sponsors!
- October 29, 2020
- October 30, 2020
- 1:00 PM
- 1:10 PM
- Virtual Participation
Thursday, October 29 (Day One)
1:00 – 1:10 pm
Introduction, Announcements & Chair’s Update
Elder Law & Special Needs Section Chair:
Matthew J. Nolfo, Esq., Matthew J. Nolfo & Associates, Inc., New York City
1:10 - 2:00 pm
Home Care Medicaid Application from the Basics and Beyond (1.0 credits Professional Practice)
Review of the Home Care Medicaid Application, required documentation and application process, including the CFE and MLTC Evaluation process and applying for and funding a Pooled Income Only Trust.
Samantha Lyons, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, White Plains
2:10 – 3:25 pm
Home Care Medicaid Updates and New Rules: Medicaid Planning Post October 2020
(1.5 credits Professional Practice)
Confused about the New Home Care Look-Back for Medicaid? Tune in to review the new rules and how they will be implemented. This seminar will also review the extensive changes enacted in the budget in eligibility for Personal care and consumer-directed personal assistance (CDPAP) and procedures for MLTC plans and local districts to assess individuals for authorizing these services.
Valerie Bogart, Esq., Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, New York Legal Assistance Group, New York City
3:35 pm – 4:50 pm
A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust Deep Dive (1.5 credits Professional Practice)
A thorough review of required provisions, recommended provisions and a discussion of key provisions to include in your Medicaid Asset Protection trusts, to best assist and benefit your clients.
Robert J. Kurre, Esq., Kurre Schneps LLP, Manhasset
Friday, October 30 (Day Two)
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Lauren C. Enea, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, White Plains
Deborah A. Slezak, Esq., Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C., Schenectady
9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Ethics, Escrow and Attorney Advertising (1.0 credit Ethics)
Learn key rules and best practices for handling your Attorney Escrow Accounts. This seminar will also address the ethics of Attorney Advertising, especially when so much is done on Facebook, Social Media, Linkedin, etc.
Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq., Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC, Albany
10:10 - 11:00 am
OPWDD Program Basics and Eligibility and Key Tips for Your Clients (1.0 credit Professional Practice)
The OPWDD eligibility and application process can be confusing. Learn the basics during this Seminar, along with key tips to better advocate for and advise your clients.
Lisa K. Friedman, Esq., Law Office of Lisa K. Friedman, New York City
11:10 am – 11:35 am
Special Education: How to Assist your Clients Issue Spot during Remote Learning (.5 credit Professional Practice)
Remote learning has caused additional obstacles for children and families of children with special needs. Learn how you can assist your client’s issue spot and advocate for their children’s education.
Maria C. McGinley, Esq., Mayerson & Associates, New York City
11:45 am - 1:00 p.m.
What Now? A Panel Discussion on Planning for the Next Pandemic (1.5 credits Law Practice Management)
We have learned a lot over the last 6 months. Join us for a panel discussion which will cover employment issues, technology and security, work life balance, the PPP Loan, contingency plans for the future and the best ways to set up your law office in a Post-COVID19 world.
Michael D. Dezik, Esq., Wilcenski Pleat Law, Clifton Park
Joseph A. Ruhl & Gregory Sousa, Orange Bank & Trust Company
Wendy Wollner, CEO, Balancing Life's Issues, Ossining
Pauline Yeung, Esq., Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, Brooklyn
Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq., Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube, P.C., Schenectady
Susan Corcoran, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C., White Plains
1:00 – 1:10 pm
- Elder Law & Special Needs Section