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Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials (Aug 2016)

Session 1: Understanding Public Benefits Affecting the Elderly - Paying for care, medications, and deductibles is a challenge for many older adults. Find out how Long-Term Care Medicaid (nursing home and home care), Medicare, Medicare Savings Programs (QMB, SLMB, QI-1) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can increase the quality of life for your clients. Learn about these benefits and their eligibility requirements, and gain useful practice tips. Session 2: Medicaid Update - Learn the latest developments in Medicaid law, including how "block grants" and other proposed changes may affect their practices. Estate planners who are not Medicaid specialists will acquire essential Medicaid-related forms including Qualified Income Trusts, Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, LBD/TOD Grantee Trusts and Third-Party Supplemental Needs Trusts. Session 3: In Quest of the Perfect Medicaid Application - Although it may not be possible to guarantee that every Medicaid application will be accepted upon the first filing, learn time-tested tips to improve the odds. Session 4: Powers of Attorney: Best Practices and Provisions - A discussion of suggested solutions to potential issues when drafting powers of attorney, including avoiding potential exploitation, dealing with financial institutions and title companies, attorney-client privilege when representing the agent named in a power of attorney and other timely issues. Session 5: Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys - Learn a systematic approach to capturing data and using the system to defend against attempts by your clients' family members who want to involve you in disputes they have with other family members. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$155  

Answer Bar: Dealing with Mineral Rights in Estate Planning and Probate (Jul 2017)

Session 1: The Collision Between Real Estate and Elder Law - Elder law and real estate attorneys prepare documents from different points of view and for different purposes. Explore the different perspectives and learn to solve issues that can arise when dealing with these differences. Session 2: Dealing with Mineral Rights: A Practitioners Guide to Oil and Gas - Learn the basics of oil and gas, including mineral rights, royalties, and executive rights, while dealing with Texas issues and problems in probate, trust, elder care, and other areas. Session 3: Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration - Hear a panel of corporate trustee's discuss how they administer the wills and trusts we draft and what they would like to see in our documents. Learn what to do if a beneficiary is pushing too much. Session 4: She Updated Her Forms, and You Won’t BELIEVE What Happens Next - The legislature meets, a judge writes an opinion, and — OMG! We have new laws to deal with! Find out the SEVEN things you NEED to add to your forms RIGHT NOW! Session 5: 10 Pesky Probate Problems - Hear 10 tips for new (and not so new) practitioners addressing various problems which arise during the probate process, such as dealing with collection agencies, taking control of estate property from those without authority, properly allocating rights and liabilities associated with jointly owned property, dealing with the IRS, and other “pesky” problems. Session 6: Probate Procedures & Alternatives - A discussion of whom you represent, fee considerations, options and alternatives to probating a will, what to consider when there is no will, what to look for when reviewing a will, the mechanics of getting to the probate hearing, default and lost will issues, and issues in administering a simple estate. Comprehensive forms will also be provided. Session 7: Deed Drafting in Estate Planning and Probate Contexts - Using the correct deed for a client is essential to prevent future problems. Distinguish the various deeds and which deed is correct in the estate planning or probate context. Session 8: Individual Fiduciaries Gone Wild - Executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries own the highest duties known to law and are held to strict standards of conduct. Explore the inherent risks of serving as an executor or trustee and hear suggestions for fiduciary risk management, defending breach of fiduciary duty claims, and related causes of action. Hear tips for advising clients on the appointment fiduciaries in an attempt to avoid future fiduciary litigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
5.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$195  

2017 Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and Estate Planning Workshop (Jan 2018)

Session 1: Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning - Hear Professor Johanson's popular and always-informative review of the latest cases, regulations, rulings, and other "hot" estate planning topics.   Session 2: Estate Planning Workshop - Examine practical concerns commonly faced by practitioners in the estate planning area, including hot-button issues stemming from recent cases, rulings, and regulations (final and proposed). Gain insight on current "hot" estate planning techniques. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$125  

EPCRS and Retirement Plans: A Misunderstood Relationship (Dec 2017)

EPCRS has enjoyed unparalleled acceptance as an IRS tool to correct retirement plan failures, yet too few appreciate what the 19 year old gift can do. Get better acquainted with the "EPCRS 11.0" and learn what its newest features can do for your clients. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$50  

Lighting the Way to the Exit: Drafting to Facilitate Terminating Distributions by Fiduciaries (Jan 2018)

Review the issues to consider, the information to gather, and documents to prepare when making distributions from trusts and estates. What are the best practices not only to make distributions, but to make sure that the fiduciary is protected and the files are complete? more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$55  

Planning in a Period of Uncertainty, Including Using Defined Value Clauses (Jan 2018)

Learn practical planning approaches for dealing with clients in light of the possibility of estate tax repeal. Review transfer planning approaches that minimize the risk of paying current gift taxes, and the practicalities of using defined value clauses. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$55  

2017 Estate Planning and Elder Law Legislative Update and Important Recent Cases (Aug 2017)

Session 1: Legislative Update - Hear an update on Texas estate and trust legislation, including probate, guardianships, trusts, powers of attorney, and other related matters.   Session 2: Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice - Hear a discussion about recent judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$65  

2017 Guardianship Bundle for Attorneys Ad Litem (Aug 2017)

PLEASE NOTE: To claim Texas Guardianship Ad Litem credit, you must complete the entire course. At the end of the course, download the guardianship accreditation documentation (found here) as you claim your general MCLE credit and submit the affidavit to the State Bar of Texas. Session 1: The Role of the Guardian - Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more.   Session 2: Bonds, Inventories, and Accountings - Hear a thorough review of the Texas Estate Code requirements for qualification of personal representatives, the inventory and accounting process (including accountings required of independent executors and agents under powers of attorney,) and numerous practical tips not found in the statutes. Comprehensive forms will also be provided.   Session 3: The Fourth Hour—Supports and Services: Underpinning the Less Restrictive Alternatives - An examination identifying the need for a guardianship and the consideration of appropriate less restrictive alternatives, as often supplemented by supports and services applicable and available to the proposed ward. Session 4: The Role of the Ad Litem - An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings, and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references, and forms. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.50 ethics | 4.00 guardianship    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$175  

2017 Hot Topics in Estate Planning and Elder Law (Aug 2017)

Congress is a sizzling moving target in 2017, and the federal Department of Health and Human Services has a new Secretary, Dr. Tom Price. Listen to a discussion about the winds of change, including a fundamental shift in the Medicaid funding process, potential cuts in state services, and Medicaid eligibility criteria changes. Also, hear an update on ABLE, the Special Needs Trusts Fairness Act, and the ACA Reform and its impact on Elder Law—don’t miss it! more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$45  

2017 Medicaid Update and View from the HHSC (Aug 2017)

Session 1: Medicaid Update - Learn the latest developments in Medicaid law, including how "block grants" and other proposed changes may affect their practices. Estate planners who are not Medicaid specialists will acquire essential Medicaid-related forms including Qualified Income Trusts, Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, LBD/TOD Grantee Trusts and Third-Party Supplemental Needs Trusts.   Session 2: Medicaid: The View from the HHSC - Hear the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) address current issues in long-term care Medicaid eligibility. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Dealing with Mineral Rights: A Practitioners Guide to Oil and Gas (Aug 2017)

Learn the basics of oil and gas, including mineral rights, royalties, and executive rights, while dealing with Texas issues and problems in probate, trust, elder care, and other areas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper

$50  

Drafting Wills and Trusts (Aug 2017)

Session 1: Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration - Hear a panel of corporate trustee's discuss how they administer the wills and trusts we draft and what they would like to see in our documents. Learn what to do if a beneficiary is pushing too much.   Session 2: She Updated Her Forms, and You Won’t BELIEVE What Happens Next - The legislature meets, a judge writes an opinion, and — OMG! We have new laws to deal with! Find out the SEVEN things you NEED to add to your forms RIGHT NOW! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Ethical Considerations for Fee Applications in Probate Court (Aug 2017)

A review of the ethical considerations governing lawyers when seeking fees in Probate Court and practical aspects of fee applications. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Individual Fiduciaries Gone Wild (Aug 2017)

Executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries own the highest duties known to law and are held to strict standards of conduct. Explore the inherent risks of serving as an executor or trustee and hear suggestions for fiduciary risk management, defending breach of fiduciary duty claims, and related causes of action. Hear tips for advising clients on the appointment fiduciaries in an attempt to avoid future fiduciary litigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Probate Issues and Procedures (Aug 2017)

Session 1: 10 Pesky Probate Problems - Hear 10 tips for new (and not so new) practitioners addressing various problems which arise during the probate process, such as dealing with collection agencies, taking control of estate property from those without authority, properly allocating rights and liabilities associated with jointly owned property, dealing with the IRS, and other “pesky” problems.   Session 2: Probate Procedures & Alternatives - A discussion of whom you represent, fee considerations, options and alternatives to probating a will, what to consider when there is no will, what to look for when reviewing a will, the mechanics of getting to the probate hearing, default and lost will issues, and issues in administering a simple estate. Comprehensive forms are also provided.   Session 3: Deed Drafting in Estate Planning and Probate Contexts - Using the correct deed for a client is essential to prevent future problems. Distinguish the various deeds and which deed is correct in the estate planning or probate context. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$95  

Trust Modifications: Balancing Competing Interests (Aug 2017)

Get practical advice for trustees and beneficiaries on common issues that arise in the context of trust modifications. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Anatomy of a Will (Aug 2016)

An ideal refresher on key practice points and drafting strategies as well as discussion of ethical issues faced by estate planners. This presentation includes an updated version of the classic paper, Anatomy of a Will. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$55  

Changing the Probate “Ship” Midstream: Possibilities and Limitations (Aug 2016)

Discuss the procedure for when it becomes necessary to change course during the administration of an estate. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys (Aug 2016)

Learn a systematic approach to capturing data and using the system to defend against attempts by your clients' family members who want to involve you in disputes they have with other family members. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Drafting Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts; and Gifting Provisions in Powers of Attorney (Aug 2016)

Session 1: Best Practices in Drafting Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts - Trust drafting practices continue to evolve with changes in the industry. Address the basic framework for trusts, time-honored principles of drafting, situation-specific adjustments, and trends that indicate the need for new approaches. Session 2: Provisions in Powers of Attorney for Different Levels of Gifting - Review the common gifting authorizations used in durable powers of attorney. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$65  

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