Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

2019 Fall Conference

2019 Fall Conference

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Place at Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA

Agenda

8:30 am - 9:00 am Light Continental Breakfast; Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

9:00 am – 10:00 am The Good and Bad of Senior Housing Options Moderator - Yahne Miorini, Esq.

Panelists: Leigh Melton, Esq., Kate Caldwell, Nancy Fagan, Andrea Cocito and Joey Lynch-Flohr

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break; Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

10:15 am – 11:15 am Private Pay Options of Care Moderator - Laura Evans, Esq.

  • Long term Care Insurance Contracts – Jennifer Rossettini, Esq.

  • Reverse Mortgages – Laurie MacNaughton and James Warns

  • CCRC Contracts – Loretta Morris Williams, CELA, CAP

11:15 am - 12:15 pm What’s Next After Medicaid Waivers, Community Based Waivers for Disabled Adults - Ed Zetlin, Esq. and Ann Green, Esq.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Sponsored by Members Trust Company; Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm VAELA Update by President

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Adding Veteran’s Benefits to Your Elder Care Toolkit - Angela N. Manz, Esq. and Harold “Bart” Barton, Esq.

  • Intersection of Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits (and differences)

  • Screening and Qualifying Clients for VA Pension

  • Utilizing VA Health Care Services (extended care services, hospice, etc.)

  • Update on Recent Changes to VA Regulations & Procedures

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break; Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Ethical Issues Surrounding Medicaid Planning - Evan Farr, CELA, CAP

Agenda as of 05.30.19 and is subject to change.

Application is pending for MCLE and GAL continuing education credits.

VAELA thanks the following for their support of the 2019 Fall Conference:

Lunch Sponsor

Members Trust Company

Exhibitors

Caring Considerations

Commonwealth Community Trust

Conquer the Clutter

ElderTree Care Management

Home Care Assistance

Right at Home Northern Virginia

The McCammon Group

Veterans Information Services, Inc.


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Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

Virginia CLE Elder Law Basics Co-Sponsored with VAELA

Virginia CLE Elder Law Basics Co-Sponsored with VAELA - VAELA Members Receive Discounted Registration

Elder Law practice might entail more than you think: The attorney plays a leading role in the resolution of a myriad of interwoven problems that elderly clients face, only one or a few of which may be legal problems. As your clients get older, you can expect to encounter legal issues in any number of different practice areas, including Medicaid eligibility planning, estate planning, conservatorships/guardianships, removal of fiduciaries, nursing home litigation, drafting or correction of deeds, premarital agreements, taxation, insurance policy matters, etc. In dealing with these legal issues, an Elder Law practitioner also needs to understand, among other things, the aging process, family dynamics, and the resources that are available to the elderly. 

This program is geared to practitioners who want to expand or refresh their knowledge of the fast-growing field of advising the elderly. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Advising elderly and special needs clients

  • Planning for financial security

  • Medicaid and other government benefits

  • Planning for incapacity and special needs

  • Long-term care issues and housing options

  • Ethical issues in elder law

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Feb
21
to Feb 23

2019 UnProgram

Registration is closed!

12th Annual VAELA UnProgram!

February 21-23, 2019

Boar’s Head Resort

Charlottesville, VA

Join us for a unique educational experience featuring interactive presentations and facilitated discussion on cutting edge issues of interest to Elder Law Attorneys!

Thursday, February 21

Practice Management Seminar Join us for a NEW Practice Management Seminar presented by Cammie Hauser of Atticus.  Last year’s seminar sold out and was rated Excellent by attendees!

This year’s seminar features new content with Cammie Hauser diving deeper into specific productivity topics that were covered superficially last year. She will address the struggles attorneys face and have practical solutions to be implemented when you return to the office.  Examples include prioritization when there are competing demands, scheduling effectively, taming the e-mail beast, and developing the skill of delegation.   A completely new topic this year will include staff challenges - how to hire and when to fire staff are difficult lessons to learn.  The costs of keeping marginal staff and managing staff to build a championship team will be addressed and will help participants immediately!   Application is pending for MCLE credits for the Practice Management Seminar.

Welcome Reception (VAELA members & spouses only - RSVP required)

Friday, February 22 - Members’ Only Day

This Members’ Only Forum will feature two panel presentations: “Handling Mental Health Issues: a Road Map for Elder Law Attorneys” and “Hot Topics in Special Needs Planning” followed by Member UnProgram discussions.

Saturday, February 23 - Open to VAELA and Non-VAELA Members

Featuring UnProgram Sessions for newer and experienced practitioners.

To view the full agenda, click here.

The Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia, approved the UnProgram for 6.0 hours of GAL continuing education credit. Application is pending with the Virginia State Bar for MCLE credits.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Atlantic Coast Mortgage

FindLaw

IKOR of the Greater DC Area

Independent You

Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Buck & Associates

Cumberland Trust

EXHIBITORS

Commonwealth Community Trust

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Elder Care Consultants

ElderTree Care Management

Forensic Forgery Detection

Golden Pond Elder Care Strategies

Home Care Assistance

Interim HealthCare

Krause Financial Services

Lifematters

Merrill Lynch Elder Care Advisors

Retirement Funding Solutions

The Foundation of the Arc of Northern Virginia

West Financial Services

Zackria & Associates, P.C.

Registrants, facilitators, vendors and guests attending VAELA events agree they may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded during the event. The photographic, video and recorded materials are the sole property of VAELA and VAELA reserves the right to use attendees' names and likenesses in promotional materials or for any other legitimate purpose without providing monetary compensation.

Boar’s Head Guest Network Access Disclaimer: The Boar’s Head Guest Network is a service provided to guests as a free service and is offered on an "as is" basis with no guarantee and no warranty. This network is provided for general public access and is NOT SECURE for the transmission of any personal or financial data, including transactions involving credit card numbers or other payment information. Use of this network must comply with all federal, state and local laws. Users transmitting such data on this network assume all risks associated with potential data compromise. Information carried on the Boar’s Head Guest Network is not secured or encrypted and could be monitored, captured or altered by others for ill-intended purposes. Boar’s Head can and will monitor network traffic to maintain and ensure appropriate quality of service. It is the user's sole responsibility to protect his/her information from all risks associated with internet usage, including any damage, loss or theft that may occur as a result of use of Boar’s Head Guest Network. In using this free internet access, users agree and hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless Boar’s Head and its employees from any damage that may result in the use of this network. Boar’s Head assumes no responsibility for any loss or compromise of personal or financial data or for any damages resulting from such data loss or compromise.

Registrants, facilitators, vendors and guests agree that any network access provided by the facility is controlled by the facility’s policies, procedures, waivers, disclaimers and any other applicable rule or regulation and by attending the program they agree to be bound by the facility’s policies, procedures, waivers and disclaimers and any other rule or regulation.  Moreover, VAELA will not be held liable for any loss or compromise of personal or financial data or for any damages as a result of a participant’s use of the facility’s network.  

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