University of Texas School of Law
2018
Texas NAELA Summer Conference
Galveston Aug 8, 2018 Moody Gardens
$195 Individual  |  $220 after Aug 1
Conference is open to TX NAELA Members ONLY.

If you are not a member of NAELA and would like to become one, please visit texasnaela.com for more information.
 
Stay on and attend The University of Texas’ 20th Annual Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference on August 9-10, 2018.  Members can SAVE BIG!  Register for BOTH programs and attend the TX NAELA Summer Conference for free!

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Program Features
The Texas Chapter of NAELA will have its annual meeting and conference in conjunction with the UT Law’s Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Wednesday, August 8. In addition to the annual meeting and award presentations, the conference presents topics and issues regarding various aspects in the area of Elder Law.

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

6/21/18
Schedule

Wednesday Afternoon, Aug. 8, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Elisa Dillard Rainey, Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law LP - Waco, TX

10:30 am
Registration Opens

11:00 am
Board Meeting

12:00 pm
Meet the Board: Wednesday's New Members' Lunch

New to TX NAELA? Meet current members at this informal luncheon mixer.

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor
Moody Bank

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Advising on Medicare, Social Security and Other Issues (Which We Should Know but for Which We Don’t Get Paid)

When does SSI stop and social security retirement begin? What’s a “spell of illness” and how does it affect Medicaid nursing home coverage? Is everyone who turns 65 eligible for Medicare? Stay tuned for answers to these and other questions that gild the lily of the Elder Law Attorney’s expertise.    

Mary Alice Jackson, Mary Alice Jackson, P.C. - Austin, TX

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Show Me The Money: Expanding The SPRA and the MMMNA For The CS With Higher Needs

Review the circumstances under which a Spousal Protected Resource Allowance (SPRA) can be expanded and the best practices for ensuring correct analysis and proper submission of expanded SPRA cases. Also discuss the various uses of the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) in couple cases.

Jennifer L. Coulter, Stephanie Townsend Allala, PLLC - El Paso, TX

2:45 pm
Break

Sponsored by Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

Evaluating Clients for Medical Necessity for Nursing Home Care and Preparing Clients for a Star+Plus Waiver Assessment

Advocating for clients to establish medical necessity for Medicaid services in the nursing home or in the community.

Christina Lesher, The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC - Houston, TX
Robert Pierce, The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC - Houston, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Changes to Health Care Planning

Review changes to the Advance Directives Act, including the addition of new Subchapter E, discuss the Designation of Aftercare Caregiver, and hear suggestions for making Medical Powers of Attorney more useful to our clients.

Paul Premack, CELA, The Premack Law Office - San Antonio, TX

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Employment Issues for Clients

An exploration of employment topics relevant to clients and their families in employing in-home caregivers, including employee versus independent contractor status, workers compensation issues, tax reporting and liability.

A. Robert Fischer, Jackson Lewis P.C. - Austin, TX

Wednesday Evening, Aug. 8, 2018

5:00 pm
Break

Join your colleagues for drinks before the Annual Meeting begins.

5:15 pm
Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Wednesday Evening Dinner (included in registration)

Wednesday Evening Dinner Additional Non-Registrant Guest $75

5:45 pm
Texas NAELA Dinner

‚ÄčThank You to Our Dinner Sponsor Cadence Bank

6:00 pm
Member Recognition

6:15 pm

1.00 hr

Technology Updates and Trends

Cyber Security and the protection of your data has become the biggest threat most companies face today. The estimated average cost of a breach in 2017 was $3.5 million. No company is immune to a breach, but you can be prepared to limit the damage with the proper prevention, detection and response processes in place.

Craig McMichael, ScoNet, Inc. - Houston, TX
Scott West, Pathfinder LL&D Insurance Group - Houston, TX

7:15 pm

0.75 hr ethics

"Signing" Without Signing: What Estate Planners Should Know About the Federal E-Sign Act and the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act 

Keith Morris, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
Materials By:
William D. Pargaman, Saunders Norval Pargaman & Atkins, LLP - Austin, TX

8:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Jennifer L. Coulter
Stephanie Townsend Allala, PLLC
El Paso, TX
A. Robert Fischer
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Austin, TX
Mary Alice Jackson
Mary Alice Jackson, P.C.
Austin, TX
Christina Lesher
The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC
Houston, TX
Craig McMichael
ScoNet, Inc.
Houston, TX
Keith Morris
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
William D. Pargaman
Saunders Norval Pargaman & Atkins, LLP
Austin, TX
Robert Pierce
The Law Office of Christina Lesher, PC
Houston, TX
Paul Premack, CELA
The Premack Law Office
San Antonio, TX
Scott West
Pathfinder LL&D Insurance Group
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Elisa Dillard Rainey—Chair
Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law LP
Waco, TX
Bliss Burdett
Farrell, Burdett & Johnson PLLC
Austin, TX
Andrea M. Gray
Fargason, Booth, St. Clair, Richards & Wilkins, LLP
Lubbock, TX
Mary Alice Jackson
Mary Alice Jackson, P.C.
Austin, TX
John R. McNair
Underwood Perkins, P.C.
Dallas, TX
R. Hal Moorman
Moorman Tate Haley Upchurch & Yates, LLP
Brenham, TX
S. Clinton Nix
Bradbury & Nix
Abilene, TX
Bryn A. Poland
Mayo & Poland PLLC
Baytown, TX
Paul Premack, CELA
The Premack Law Office
San Antonio, TX
Wesley E. Wright
Wright Abshire, Attorneys
Bellaire, TX
Nathan D. Ziegler
Nathan Ziegler & Associates
Lubbock, TX

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
5.25 hrs  |  0.75 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Key Dates

Galveston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Aug 1, 2018
    Add $25 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 3, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 6, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2018 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Hotel / Venue

Galveston

Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX
888.388.8484 (reservations)

Accommodations

$199 room rate through July 15, 2018 (subject to availability). 

Parking Information

Complimentary self-parking ‚Äč