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2019 UnProgram

  • Boar's Head Resort Charlottesville, VA (map)

Join us for the

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 (Optional - Additional Registration Fee Required)

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 24 - Open to VAELA and Non-VAELA Members

Featuring UnProgram Sessions for newer and experienced practitioners including:

  • New Changes in VA Land

  • Medicaid Estate Recovery & the New Augmented Estate Act: Real Life Examples

  • Tips for Drafting 1) Designations of Beneficiary for and 2) a Trust that will be the Beneficiary of an IRA or Retirement Account.

  • Trust Protectors and the Uniform Directed Trust Act

  • Medicaid Basic Planning

  • Basics of Estate Administration

  • Medicaid Real Estate Potpourri

  • Ethics of Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity

  • Mediation in Elder Law

  • Creditor/Bankruptcy Issues with Senior Clients

  • Family Law Issues in Elder Law

  • Medicaid Expansion

  • Special Needs Trusts

  • What Clients Should Expect When a Case Goes to Litigation

  • Practice Management

    To view the full agenda, click here.

Lodging Reservations: There are a limited number of rooms available at the Boar’s Head Resort for the discounted rate of $170/night plus taxes/fees. For reservation information, please visit 2019 UnProgram Boar’s Head Reservations. Once the room block is filled, reservations will be charged the normal rate IF rooms are available.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Atlantic Coast Mortgage


Independent You

Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Buck & Associates

Cumberland Trust


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

Legacy Navigator


Merrill Lynch Elder Care Advisors

Retirement Funding Solutions

The Foundation of the Arc of Northern Virginia

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.  

Earlier Event: February 11
VAELA Board of Directors Meeting
Later Event: March 6
VAELA Program Committee Meeting