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E-Newsletter of May 31, 2011 | Vol. 4, No. 21

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Item of Interest

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REMINDER:  ELI PLANNING COMMITTEE

Our next planning meeting is June 22!  The 2011 ELI Planning Committee will meet over the summer to develop the program for this year's ELI, which will be held on October 6-7, 2011.  The ELI Planning Committee will meet at the Minnesota CLE offices in St. Paul from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on June 22, 2011.  A box lunch will be served at all meetings.   

Anyone interested in serving on the ELI Planning Committee, submitting ELI program ideas, or speaking at the ELI, may contact the 2011 Elder Law Institute Chair, Suzy Scheller, at suzy@schellerlegalsolutions.com

Link of the Week

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Elder Law Section Governing Council

The meeting minutes of the Elder Law Section Governing Council are available at the MSBA Elder Law Section website for review.  The latest minute posted are those from the February 18, 2011, meeting and can be found at: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/elder-law/10-11Minutes/02-18-11.pdf.   

All Elder Law Section meeting minutes can be found at: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/elder-law/minutes.asp.

Elder Law News

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Grandparents giving more financial help to children, grandchildren | Star Tribune

Elderly mother takes issue with daughter's doctorly caution | LA Times

Don't get conned – Seniors must beware of scammers on the Internet | Royal Gazette

Forever Young at Senior Prom | MTV

Nursing homes facing younger challenges | Pittsburgh Live

Nursing home costs $77,745 a year | UPI

Driving a Bargain For Long-Term Care |WSJ

Elder Law Cases

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There are no Minnesota Cases to report this week.

Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

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There are no Statutes, Regulations or Bulletins to report this week.

Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

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Probate & Trust Law Section Conference
Minnesota CLE
June 6, 2011
Contact or Other Information:
Online Information

Dealing with Elderly Parents
Ramsey County Bar Association
June 8, 2011
Contact or Other Information:
Online Information

Minnesota CLE
2011 Elder Law Institute
SAVE THE DATE: October 6 and 7, 2011
The Elder Law Institute (ELI), a collaboration between the MSBA’s Elder Law Section and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, is an annual conference designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for attorneys and others interested in the practice of Elder Law.  The ELI offers a wide range of educational programming, ranging from discussions of nursing home and Medical Assistance issues to legislative updates and policy analysis.  ELI Attendees receive from nine to eleven Continuing Legal Education credits, depending upon the length of the conference. Stay tuned for more information and online registration.

Elder Law Section Activities

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MA COMMITTEE MEETING:  The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.  Topics for the meeting may be submitted to MA Committee Chair, Cathryn Reher, at creher@mnelderlaw.com, or faxed to 952-542-9201. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A. at 952-929-0622.  Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.

GOVERNING COUNCIL:  The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011, in conjunction with the Elder Law Section Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be held at Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418.  There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.  For further information, please contact Jennifer Wright, Chair, at jlwright1@stthomas.edu.

ELDER LAW SECTION ANNUAL MEETING:  The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Elder Law Section will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the offices of Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), located at Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Suite 106, Minneapolis.  Please note the meeting date and location changes.  There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.  For further information, please contact Jennifer L. Wright at jlwright1@stthomas.edu.

 

Elder Law Website

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Here’s what you can find on the Elder Law Section website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.

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