• Fundamentals Of Elder Law Practice

Five-week course presented by the Center for Advanced Legal Studies

4 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 - March 6, 2008
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St., Boston

Fundamentals of Elder Law Practice is an in-depth, interactive, five-part series taught by Massachusetts’ leading elder law attorneys. Elder law practitioners need to have a firm understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, DRA (Deficit Reduction Act of 2005), Asset Protection, Estate Tax Rules, Income Only Trusts vs. Testamentary Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, HIPAA, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), guardianships and conservatorships. Elder law practitioners need to know how to prepare clients for health care decision-making and advise about complicated tax issues.

This course also will address how recent Medicaid changes will affect your practice. The course will utilize case studies and problems to teach the basic principals and the “how-tos” every elder law attorney needs to know. Ample time will be allotted for an in-depth discussion of each topic, with an opportunity to ask questions. Fundamentals of Elder Law Practice is the only comprehensive course providing a solid introduction to elder law practice in Massachusetts for new attorneys and for attorneys from other disciplines who are preparing to enter the field of Elder Law. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a Medicaid application and witness a mock Fair Hearing. They also will learn about the difficult ethical issues associated with elder law practice.

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