The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Cadence Bank, NA, Trust and Assessment Management
American National Bank of Texas
Krause Financial Services
Legacy Enhancement Trust
The ABA Retirement Funds Program
C&S Healthcare Services, Inc.
Elder Law Trio Press
South Central Chapter of Aging Life Care Association®
True Link Financial
Remote work, parking lot signings, and Zoom calls, Oh My! Explore hot topics of running an elder law practice in the current environment, this session will cover creative marketing, technology, and staffing. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org.
Kelley M. Bentley,
The Bentley Law Firm - Houston, TX
Bryn A. Poland, Mayo & Poland PLLC - Baytown, TX
P. James Rainey, Rainey & Rainey LP - Waco, TX
Examine an overview of MERP, documentation requirements, and when collaboration is needed.
Jennifer Ann Lusk,
HMS - Irving, TX
0.25 hr ethics
Explore ways to pivot a practice during unprecedented business environments, as well as how to prepare documents for clients who can’t meet in person to execute, and current and potential future relief from physical execution requirements.
Monica A. Benson,
Katten & Benson - Fort Worth, TX
Eric Reis, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
StarPlus Waiver (a Texas Medicaid home care program) can provide 30-50 hours a week of home care services to clients. StarPlus Waiver can help prevent placement of the client into a nursing home. To successfully obtain benefits for clients, the StarPlus Waiver program requires pre-planning for the attorney and client. Explore the financial and medical requirement for StarPlus Waiver benefits, examine an overview of the StarPlus Waiver application process from interest list to benefits, and review common StarPlus Waiver application challenges and care provider challenges and how to work through them.
The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC - Houston, TX
Robert Pierce, The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC - Houston, TX
0.75 hr ethics
Mental health issues are taboo discussions at the workplace, yet when attorneys consider suicide, it's often a result of work-related stress. Explore real-world tips and information on how to spot a mental health crisis in someone you work with, and what to do once you are aware of a problem.
Stephanie Townsend Allala,
Townsend Allala, Coulter & Kludt PLLC - El Paso, TX
0.25 hr ethics
Explore the use of irrevocable trusts for protection of excess resources and avoidance of Medicaid estate recovery for a potential long-term care Medicaid applicant/client while maintaining some elements of control for tax purposes.
Michael B. Cohen,
Michael B. Cohen and Associates - Dallas, TX
Discuss concepts, insights, and skills for adult children of chronically unpleasant older parents. Gain insight on assessing various capacities in older adults, such as financial management, contractual, and testamentary.
Paul K. Chafetz,
Paul K. Chafetz, Phd PLLC - Dallas, TX