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The MSBA's Elder Law Section Presents


"Who are You Going to Call? Preventing Financial Exploitation of Elders and What to Do When It Happens"

Stories of the financial abuse of vulnerable older persons are filling the news. Whether it be family members, attorneys-in-fact, trustees or even clergy, it appears that persons in trusted positions are finding their access to the funds of others even more tempting during these challenging economic times.

The Elder Law Section of the MSBA is hosting this CLE as a special event to address the increasing incidence of financial exploitation of older and vulnerable persons. As elder law attorneys, estate planners, and attorneys in general, how can we help prevent financial exploitation and what should we do when it happens?

The panel of presenters will cover the perspectives of county attorneys, adult protection and the private bar. The sessions will address applicable criminal and civil laws, and remedies available through county human services offices, county attorneys’ offices and civil litigation. In addition, the speakers will discuss how the documents which we draft, such as powers of attorney, get used as tools of financial abuse. What are the signs of financial exploitation? Where can our clients and family members turn? And, just as important, what are our ethical and professional obligations when we suspect the financial abuse of a vulnerable client?


Jim Crist, Steinhagen & Crist, PLLP

Emery Adoradio , Hennepin County Attorney's Office

Jennifer J. Hasbargen , Anoka County Attorney's Office

Carmen Castaneda , Hennepin County Adult Protection Services

Eric T. Cooperstein, Law Office of Eric T. Cooperstein

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2.5 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
1.0 hours of Ethics CLE credits approved
Event Code: 163995



Date:   Thursday, February 23, 2012

Time:    7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Location:   Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113 

Please join us for breakfast at 7:45 a.m., followed by the seminar from 8:20 a.m. - noon.


Elder Law Section Members:  Free
Join the Elder Law Section and attend at no additional cost:  $21.00
MSBA Members (But Not Elder Law Section Members):  $30.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00

Teleconferencing is available. Request instructions when registering or contact Lisa Martinez prior to February 21, 2012. Instructions will be distributed via email on February 22, 2012.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336