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2018 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.  more

2018 Live Conference coming up Aug 9 in Galveston. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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2017 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.  Get practical guidance on updating key forms to reflect changes to the law Hear the latest developments in Medicaid law and walk through essential forms for Medicaid specialists and non-specialists Hear a panel of corporate trustees discuss how they administer the wills and trusts you draft and with tips for Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration Discuss “pesky” probate issues, including working with creditors and claims, as well as options and alternatives to probating a will Explore key guardianship issues and alternatives—for up to 4.25 hours of Guardianship credit—including The Role of the Guardian, The Role of the Ad Litem, The Fourth Hour—Supports and Services: Underpinning the Less Restrictive Alternatives, and a review of the Texas Estate Code requirements for qualification of personal representative Hear the latest case law, legislative and agency updates, including a presentation by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Get answers to your questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel Earn up to 3.25 hours of legal ethics credit Are you a TX NAELA Member?  Consider the 2017 TX NAELA Summer Conference on August 2!  The Summer Conference is open ONLY to TX NAELA Members.  TX NAELA Members can register for BOTH programs and SAVE! Click here to get the special Member Rate when you jointly register for both conferences. more




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2016 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Review key considerations and sample language in drafting wills and trusts, including The Anatomy of a Will and Best Practices in Drafting Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts. Discuss key probate issues, including working with creditors and claims, as well as procedures for “changing course” during the administration of an estate. Understand the scope of public benefits as it affects the elderly; and get tips on filing the perfect Medicaid application Explore key guardianship issues and alternatives—for up to 4.75 hours of Guardianship credit—including Resolving Guardianship Disputes, Alternatives to Guardianship, and a discussion of the recently enacted Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act.  Hear the latest case law and agency updates, including presentations by the HHSC and Disability Rights Texas. Review tips and traps in managing your estate planning and elder law cases, including engagement letters, avoiding conflicts and information management; plus hear a discussion on standards and best practices for determining a client’s level of capacity. Earn up to 2.75 hours of legal ethics credit. more




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2015 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. NEW: 1-hour presentation on Alternatives to Guardianship, moderated by Hon. Steven M. King; plus an array of guardianship essentials and hot topics—for up to 4.50 hours of Guardianship credit Hear the latest on the VA’s proposed changes to the Improved Pension laws and hear strategies for capitalizing on opportunities before the rules become final Explore the development and key components of elder law and gain a better understanding of the certifications (and criteria) used by various service and care providers Review the latest case law and legislative developments, including an in-depth look at recent decisions affecting Powers of Attorney Analyze select estate planning and probate topics including exempt property set-asides and family allowances in probate, credit shelter trusts, portability and basis adjustment, and much more Get answers to your questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel Earn up to 2.50 hours of legal ethics credit more




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2014 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act, plus estate planning for same-sex couples in Texas after Windsor Review the latest developments during the annual "Case Law Update" Get answers to your questions at the popular "Ask the Experts" panel Gain insight into estate planning for retirement benefits, including leaving an IRA to trust, and the nuts and bolts of drafting and filing beneficiary designations  Learn strategies on how to maximize Social Security and VA benefits Hear from the HHSC on current issues in Medicaid eligibility Analyze select topics including determination of capacity, tricks and traps in nursing home and home health agency contracts, practical post-mortem issues, and much more Review guardianship essentials and hot topics—earn up to 3.75 hours of Guardianship credit Earn up to 2.25 hours of legal ethics credit more




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2013 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardian ad litems, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Review the latest developments during ‘Case Law Update’ and ‘Legislative Update’ Gain insight into the practice of elder law during ‘A Toolkit for New Elder Law Practitioners’ Hear perspectives from practitioners and from representatives of HHSC and the OIG in the one-of-a-kind series of presentations on ‘HHSC Policy and Practices, and Potential Accusations of Fraud’ Learn practical estate planning strategies following the American Taxpayer Relief Act, including changes to the gift and estate tax laws Answers to your questions at the popular "Ask the Experts" panel Analyze select topics including the unexpected complexities of fundraising, attorney’s fees in probate court, disposition of remains issues, spousal protection trusts, and estate planning for singletons Examine guardianship essentials and hot topics—earn up to 3.25 hours of Guardianship credit Earn up to 3.75 hours of legal ethics credit more




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2012 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference—part of UT Law's Summer Conference Series— presents practical tips and advice for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardian ad litems, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. 2012 highlights include: •    Discussion of the current Collision of Real Estate Law and Elder Law •    "2012 Case Law Update" with Professor Gerry W. Beyer •    New developments in planning for wartime veterans •    Guardianship essentials and hot topics—3.75 hours of Guardianship credit expected •    Current issues and “How-Tos” regarding Medicaid •    The popular "Ask the Experts" panel returns •    FAQ Luncheon panels on both Thursday and Friday This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress casually and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! more



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2011 Elder Law

This program offers practical tips and advice for estate planners and elder law attorneys, essential information for guardian ad litems, and a must-have set of materials and resources. 2011 highlights include Estate Planning and Elder Law Case Law Update, Legislative Update, an overview of Medicare Basics, drafting tips for wills and SNTs, guardianship essentials from Judge Guy Herman and Judge Steve M. King, updates from HHSC, an Ask the Experts panel and more. The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference is part of UT Law's Summer Conference Series—both informal and informative. Participants are invited to dress casually and bring the family! more



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2010 Elder Law

The 2010 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference. This program offers practical tips and advice for estate planners and elder law attorneys, essential information for guardian ad litems, and a must-have set of materials and resources. Program highlights include the 2010 Estate Planning Case Law Update; an overview of Medicare Facts and Questions including Expedited Appeals; advice on handling Contested Guardianships; updates from HHSC; and an Ask the Experts panel. Don’t miss this important program. Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference is part of UT Law's Summer Conference Series, both informal and informative. Participants are invited to dress casually and bring the family. more



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2009 Elder Law

Join probate judges and leading practitioners at the 2009 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference in Galveston. Hear practical advice from the bench and bar and take away a full suite of materials including sample forms. Highlights include: 2009 Legislative Update; Case Law Update; a panel discussion with representatives from DADS and HHSC; a guide to MERP; as well as multiple guardianship and ethics sessions. more



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2008 Elder Law

Join practitioners and probate judges at the 2008 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference in Moody Gardens. You’ll get practical advice on drafting wills and trusts; a primer on Medicaid planning; a probate tool box; and multiple guardianship and ethics sessions. A special feature this year are “Ask the Experts” lunch and breakfast presentations—an opportunity for audience members to ask practice, professional, or ethics questions. more



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2007 Elder Law

This year’s program offers multiple guardianship and ethics sessions, as well as practical advice on a wide array of topics: the top ten common client issues; funding marital deduction and bypass trusts; planning options for beneficiary designations; recent wills and trusts cases; Medicaid Estate Recovery Program claims process; Medicare facts and questions; and more. Friday morning features the popular “Ask the Experts” breakfast Q&A. The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference is part of UTCLE’s Hawaiian Shirt Series in Galveston. Both informal and informative, registrants and speakers are all invited to dress “beach casual.” Bring the family and enjoy the many attractions of Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Water Park, right next door. Moody Gardens Hotel is offering a special rate of $153 to conference registrants—call 1-888-388-8484 by July 18 for this special rate. more



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2004 Elder Law

This is a comprehensive, unique conference providing practical advice and solutions to the problems arising with clients of modest to moderate wealth. more


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