E-Newsletter of November 6, 2012 | Vol. 5, No. 45
NEW! ADVOCACY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Let’s face it, many Elder Law attorneys may not be litigation-minded by nature, but most would agree that current issues facing their clients are pulling them in that direction. Together we are better than alone, especially when it comes to thorny issues of fighting government policies, navigating family disputes, and representing clients in contested matters. Help is on the way! The Elder Law Section recently approved the creation of an Advocacy Support Committee to assist Elder Law attorneys in matters of litigation and advocacy by sharing resources and mobilizing attorneys to collaborate on issues facing our clients that need to go to the next level. This may include sharing of information and assisting with tasks as needed and time permits. The committee will develop based on the needs of Elder Law attorneys in the section. For right now, we want to know of your interest in finding out more about this committee by e-mailing David Rephan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Co-Chairs of the Advocacy Support Committee,
David Rephan, Esq. & Suzy Scheller, Esq.
USD professor brings elder law to the airwaves | Sioux City Journal
Minnesota lieutenant governor urges baby boomers to prepare for long-term care needs | Duluth News Tribune
Study: Health overhaul improving senior care | MPR News
U of M, Collaborators Get $16M to Improve Medicare ICU Visits | KSTP
In Minn. gay marriage vote, advocates pitch to a tough crowd: senior citizens | Washington Post
MN announces $134M for affordable housing | MPR News
Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
There are no new cases to report this week.
There are no statues, regulations or bulletins to report this week.
SAVE THE DATE! "Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care," the Hamline University Health Law Institute's multidisciplinary CLE Symposium, will be held in Hamline's brand new Anderson Center on November 8-9, 2012. To learn more, click here.
Submitted by Thadeus M. Pope, Esq.
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to email@example.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. 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 on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. 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 Laura Zdychnec, Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the 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.
Go to the Section Website