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October 2016

C&T CE Program – CES For Social Work, Case Managers, Nursing and Nursing Home Administrators

October 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Midland, MI United States + Google Map
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Location: Midland Speaker: Douglas G. Chalgian, JD, Amy R. Tripp, JD, and Christoper W. Smith, JD Information: Please contact us at 989.423.1200 for information regarding this event including registration or scroll above to click on the link at the top of this page to register online

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December 2016

Jackson Area Estate Planning Council – VA

December 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jackson, MI United States + Google Map
Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Please contact TBD for information regarding this event including registration

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Basic Medicaid

December 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arbor Manor, 151 2nd St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

Please contact Melissa Raymond at 517.750-1900 for information regarding this event including registration

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January 2017

529 ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trust

January 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Michigan Works, 1409 Washington St
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

For information regarding the event or registration details, please contact contact Carrie Prosowski (989) 751-5062.

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Living Will for Geriatric folks

January 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
disAbility Connections, 409 Linden Ave
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

For event information, including registration, please contact Tim Kohlitz, at (517) 782-4339.   This speaking event will take place at the disAbility Connections, Inc.'s Parkinson's Support Group.

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(Postponed) Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents – Veterans Brunch – Brookdale

January 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brookdale in Adrian, 1200 Corporate Drive
Adrian, MI 49221 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

Notice: this event is postponed, and will be rescheduled.  This event is open to the public. Please contact rflores1@brookdale.com for information regarding this event including registration.

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Drafting to Appoint a Funeral Representative

January 19, 2017 @ 10:35 am - 11:15 am
GVSU Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

Find information regarding event registration at ICLE.org

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Caring for an Aging Parent

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MSU Family Resource Center, 479 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

For event information, including registration, please contact Lori Strom at (517) 432-3745 ext 146.   The event will be in Room 113 of Linton Hall, which is located at the address below.

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Webinar: Hot Medicaid Topics

January 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys will cover your Medicaid questions in 2017.   For webinar registration, please send an email to randerson@upelderlaw.com

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February 2017

Washtenaw Area Estate Planning Council – 529 ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts

February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Ann Arbor, MI United States + Google Map
Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Please contact debbie.krone@rehmann.com for information regarding this event including registration

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Long-Term Care Planning

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MSU Family Resource Center, 479 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Susan Chalgian

For event information, including registration, please contact Lori Strom at (517) 432-3745 Ext 146.   This event will take place in Room 113 of Linton Hall at the address below.

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Applying for Medicaid – The Four Eligibility Requirements

February 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid: Applying for Medicaid - The Four Eligibility Requirements This event is sponsored by NBI. To register, contact www.nbi-sems.com.

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Drafting to Appoint a Funeral Representative

February 16, 2017 @ 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Inns of St John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

For information regarding the event, go to ICLE.org

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Special Needs Planning – MSUFCU Lecture Series

February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

This event is open to the public. Please contact Ian Oberg at 517.664.7759 for information regarding this event including registration.

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March 2017

Spring Elder Law Conference

March 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

The topic of conversation will be Trumpcare: Government Benefits in the Trump Administration. This event will be presented by Attorney Christopher Smith, after which a panel will be held to focus on the possible impact in Michigan. The panel will include Jean Doss, Capitol Services, and Alison Hirschel, Attorney.

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(Postponed) Community Forum: Quality of Life in the Senior Years

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

Attention: as of March 8, our scheduled community forum will be postponed. Please check back at our events page or contact our office for information regarding the new date and time.   This event is sponsored by the Jackson League of Women Voters, and will be presented by Attorney Christopher Smith. For event information please contact the Jackson League of Women Voters.

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Overview of Estate Planning and Long-Term Care

March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brookdale of Bay City, 734 N. Pine Rd
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

For event information, including registration, please email Krystal Corrion at kcorrion@brookdale.com

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April 2017

Michigan PACE Program

April 13, 2017 @ 9:40 am - 10:20 am
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

This event is sponsored by ICLE Medicaid and Health Care Planning. To register for the event, please find event details at ICLE.org.

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Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

This event is open to the public. Please contact Ian Oberg at 517.664.7759 for information regarding this event including registration.

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Basic Estate Planning and Long Term Care

April 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

This event is sponsored by Jackson AARP group. For more details, please email Cathy Moore at cat53more@yahoo.com.

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Michigan Elder Law 2017

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights, 34911 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI 48312 United States
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Find information regarding event cost and registration at www.pesi.com

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Elder Law – 2017 Seminar

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marriott University Place, 300 Mac Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Find information regarding event cost and registration at www.pesi.com.

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May 2017

Trust-Based Medicaid Planning in Details

May 5, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West, 900 North Canal Rd
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

This event is sponsored by NBI to register contact www.nbi-sems.com

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Year in Review, Jackson Area Estate Planning Council

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Belle Notte Restaurant, 137 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Please contact Brad Breilinski at 517.787.9481 for information regarding this event including registration

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Special Needs Checkup

May 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, 1705 S Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Topics to be discussed: Special Needs Fairness Act Updates on the 529A Michigan ABLE Accounts Federal Policy Changes with the Trump Administration No fee to attend. To register for a session or ask questions, please call (888) 956-9600, or email rsvp@mielderlaw.com.

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Special Needs Checkup

May 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingham ISD – Thorburn Education Center, 2630 W. Howell Road
Mason, MI 48854 United States
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Topics to be discussed: Special Needs Fairness Act Updates on the 529A Michigan ABLE Accounts Federal Policy Changes with the Trump Administration No fee to attend. To register for a session or ask questions, please call (888) 956-9600, or email rsvp@mielderlaw.com.

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Caselaw Update – 57th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute

May 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand Traverse Resorts, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Blvd
Williamsburg, MI 49690 United States
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These events are sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and ICLE. Find more information at www.icle.org/probate.

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Hot Issues in Special Needs Planning – 57th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute

May 19, 2017 @ 11:10 am - 11:45 pm
Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Blvd
Williamsburg, MI 49690 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

These events are sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and ICLE. Find more information at www.icle.org/probate.

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Special Needs Checkup

May 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Arc of Macomb County, 44050 N. Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48036 United States
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Topics to be discussed: Special Needs Fairness Act Updates on the 529A Michigan ABLE Accounts Federal Policy Changes with the Trump Administration No fee to attend. To register for a session or ask questions, please call (888) 956-9600, or email rsvp@mielderlaw.com.

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Special Needs Checkup

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lyle A. Torrant Center, 1175 W. Parnall Road
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Topics to be discussed: Special Needs Fairness Act Updates on the 529A Michigan ABLE Accounts Federal Policy Changes with the Trump Administration No fee to attend. To register for a session or ask questions, please call (888) 956-9600, or email rsvp@mielderlaw.com.

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June 2017

Caselaw Update – 57th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute

June 16, 2017 @ 8:50 am - 9:30 pm
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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These events are sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and ICLE. Find more information at www.icle.org/probate.

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Hot Issues in Special Needs Planning – 57th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute

June 17, 2017 @ 4:25 pm - 5:10 pm
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

These events are sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and ICLE. Find more information at www.icle.org/probate.

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Life After the Bench—Private Practice

June 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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This event is sponsored by the Michigan Probate Judges Association. For event information, please contact the Michigan Probate Judges Association.

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July 2017

Care Contracts

July 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Isabella County Deparment of Health & Human Services, 1919 Parkland Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI United States
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

VAN Meeting

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Special Needs: DPOA, PA and Alternatives to Guardianships

July 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center, 2424 S. Mission St
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

In-Service for LARA Bureau of Blind Persons

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Breakfast Brush-up: the ABCs of POAs

July 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Senior Services, 4700 Dublin Ave.
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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90-minute morning session Breakfast will be served The ABCs of POAs Who is in charge? What do they have authority to do? When can they act? "and/or" When does it become financial exploitation? Co-hosted by:  Great Lakes Home Care Unlimited and Senior Services of Midland Space is limited. Early registration secures your spot! Register Now ›  Download Event Flyer ›

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Elder Law and Estate Planning

July 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Colonial Villa of Midland, 5007 Universal Dr
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

Open to public

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August 2017

Elder Law for Yooper’s- Probate Litigation

August 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Marquette Michigan, Marquette, MI United States + Google Map

Estate Planning:Top 10 Tools to Know

August 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids- Airport, 3063 Lake Eastbrook
Grand Rapids, 49512 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

Will Strategies to Prevent Conflict and Confusion 8:30-9:15 Revocable Living Trust Tactics 9:15-10:00 For more information contact www.NBI-sems.com

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September 2017

Power of Attorney for Health Care and Financial Matters: The ABC of Surrogate Decision Making

September 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eagle Eye Conference Center, 15500 Chandler Rd #3
Bath Twp, 48808 United States
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Presenter: David Shaltz

This event is part of the Sparrow Senior Health Series. For more information, please contact Katie Hubbard, Wellness Coordinator, at (517) 364-8146.

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ICLE 3rd Annual Elder Law Institute: The Top 10 Tips for Effective DHHS Appeals

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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For more information and registration information, please email ICLE at icle@umich.edu. The Top 10 Tips for Effective DHHS Appeals Sept 14th 3:45- 4:40 Presenter:  David Shaltz Closing Keynote: Elder Law Town Hall Meeting September 14th 4:40-close Presenter:  Amy R. Tripp Elder Law Caselaw and Status Update September 15th 9:00-10:00 Presenters:  Christopher W. Smith and Joseph D. Weiler, Jr. Interactive Special Needs Solutions Sept 15th 11:35-12:30 Presenter: Amy R. Tripp

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Care Contracts

September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Clare County VAN Meeting, 207 W. 5th Street MI 48617 United States + Google Map
Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

Benefits of Special Needs Trust or MIABLE Accounts

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Arc of Midland, 220 W. Main St, Suite 102
Midland, MI 48640 United States
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

Maintaining Quality of Life in your Senior Years

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carnegie Library, 244 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

Jackson League of Women Voters

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Breakfast Brush-Up: the ABCs of POAs

September 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Heartland Health Care Center, 434 W North St
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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90-minute morning session Breakfast will be served The ABCs of POAs Who is in charge? What do they have authority to do? When can they act? "and/or" When does it become financial exploitation? Co-hosted by:  Allegra Nursing & Rehab Space is limited. Early registration secures your spot! Register Now ›  Download Event Flyer ›

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Special Needs

September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Private: Jackson County Courthouse, 312 S Jackson St # 1
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Sponsored by  National Association of Legal Secretaries    

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The Right Document at the Right Time

September 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brookdale Senior Living of Saginaw, 2485 McCarty Rd Saginaw, MI 48603 United States + Google Map
Presenter: Joe Weiler

This event is open to the public, contact Brookdale of Saginaw to RSVP at (989) 249-7500

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Transitioning Your Practice, Protecting Your Legacy

September 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Presenter: John D. Mabley

Turns out one size doesn't fit all when it comes to winding down a law practice. Hear from experts about flexible options for moving into retirement. Whether you sell your practice, continue to work part-time, or both, you'll get all the details for putting your plan into place. Sponsored By mycase

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October 2017

Midwest Trust and Wealth Management Conference

October 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: John Fusik

For more information visit www.mibankers.com

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Midwest Trust and Wealth Management Conference Veterans Benefits

October 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

This event is Organized by the Michigan Bankers Association for further information contact Stephanie Fisher, at www.mibankers.com

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The Medicaid UnProgram

October 5, 2017
Double Tree by Hilton, 1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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Presenter: David Shaltz

This event will take place as part of the State Bar of Michigan Elder and Disability Rights Section Fall Conference. Presentation time is to be determined. For more information, visit the Michigan State Bar website.

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I’ll be your Huckleberry

October 6, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Double Tree by Hilton, 1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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Michigan Elder Law and Disability Rights Conference

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Breakfast Brush-Up: the ABC’s -Of- POA’s

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
CentraCare, 200 W Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017 United States
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90-minute morning session October 12, 2017 7:30am - Registration 8:00-9:00am - Presentation 200 W Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017 BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED The ABCs of POAs Who is in charge? What do they have authority to do? When can they act? When does it become financial exploitation? Co-hosted by: CareWell services Presented by: Chalgian & Tripp 1 HOUR CE FOR NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS Space is Limited. Early registration secures your spot! Register Now › 

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Estate Planning

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

This event is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, to register go to www.msufcu.org

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Breakfast Brush-Up: the ABCs of POAS

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

90-minute morning session The ABCs of POAs •Who is in charge? • What do they have authority to do? • When can they act? • When does it become financial exploitation? Co-hosted by: Independence Village

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Legal Issues for Seniors: Power of Attorney, Guardianship, and more.

October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, 1150 Michigan Ave. E
Battle Creek, MI 49014 United States
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Presented by Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices October 18 at 3:00 p.m.

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ICLE-Litigation Tools for Probate: Handling Contested Probate Proceedings

October 26, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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November 2017

MICPA’s Eldercare Planning Symposium

November 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
MSU Conference Center and Banquet Hall, 811 W Square Lake Rd
Troy, 48098 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

Discuss the essential information in an overview of changes in Medicare and Medicaid qualifications and rules that impact eldercare coverage. Our presenter offers a deep dive into Medicare A-F to familiarize you with the differences, overlaps, and tax considerations you must know to assist your eldercare clients. Learn cost cutting tips that help your clients navigate the Medicare Donut Hole.

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ICLE Family Law Institute: Special Needs Trusts

November 9, 2017 @ 2:35 pm - 3:35 pm
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

For more event information, please visit www.icle.org.

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Long Term Care Planning

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Susan Chalgian

This event is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union,   to register go to www.msufcu.org

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Estate Planning

November 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chesaning Nursing Care Center, 201 S. Front Street
Chesaning, Michigan 48616
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This is event is open to the public, to register or for more information contact Annette George at (989) 845-6602

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Long Term Planning and Trust

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Candlestone Assited Living, 4124 Waldo Ave
Midland, Michigan 48642
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This event is open to the public, contact Kory Priest at CandleStone Assisted living to register and for more information at (989) 832-3700

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January 2018

Elder Law Basics

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heartland Health Care of Hampton, 800 Mulholland Rd
Bay City, Michigan 48708
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Heartland Health Care Center of Hampton is hosting Attorney Joe Weiler to presenter on Elder Law Basics,  this event is open to the public, contact Erica Wood to RSVP (989) 895-8539

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February 2018

Medicaid Planning and Caselaw Updates

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Rd
Lansing, Michigan 48910
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Presenter: David Shaltz

Attorney David Shaltz is the guest speaking at the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, for more information contact Ursula Auger at 517-853-6915.

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Alternatives to Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPTS)

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Belle Notte, 137 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
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Presenter: John D. Mabley

Attorney John Mabley with be the presenter at the monthly Jackson Area Estate Planning Council Meeting, contact the JAEPC, if you would like to attend.

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Software and Technology Tools for Estate Planners

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter: John D. Mabley

Attorney John Mabley will be on of the presenters  as part of an accredited ALI-CLE program.    To learn more information and sign up for the telephone seminar got to www.ali-cle.org.

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Estate Planning

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
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Attorney Phil Harter will be the guest speaking for the Battle Creek Community Foundation meeting.

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Basic Medicaid Elgibility for Long Term Care for Clients with Few Assets

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: David Shaltz

Attorney David Shaltz will be a presenter at a training through the Michigan Poverty Law Program- Elder Law Task Force.  For more information about the Michigan Poverty Law Program visit their website at www.mplp.org

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Civil Litigation as a Remedy for Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights is hosting a webinar, and has asked Attorney Douglas Chalgian to present.  For further information visit www.americanbar.org/aging

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Special Needs Planning

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

This event is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union,   to register go to www.msufcu.org

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March 2018

Free

Lunch and Learn The ABC of POA’s

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thome PACE, 2282 Springport Rd
Jackson, Michigan 49202
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The ABCs of POAs • Who is in charge? • What do they have authority to do? • When can they act? • When does it become financial exploitation?   1 CE available for Social Workers Co- Hosted and Lunch Provided by Faith Haven Senior Care Centre

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Guardianships, Conservartors, DPOA- The importance, difference and how they work.

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jackson County Department on Aging, 1715 Lansing Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49202
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Attorney Amy Tripp will be presenting at the monthly meeting for Family Caregivers, hosted by the Jackson Department on Aging.  Contact Lisa Brand to RSVP and for more information.

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How to enforce orders against DHHS & other administrative matters

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: David Shaltz

Attorney David Shaltz will be presenting this topic at the Annual Spring Conference for the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar.  If you are a member you can register at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=311995&

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Elder Law Section Spring Conference- Government Benefits Update

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: Christopher Smith

Attorney Christopher Smith with be part of a panel discussion, Government Benefits Update at the State Bar of Michigan Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Spring Conference.  If you are a member you can register at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=311995&

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The Special Needs Planning Toolbox

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chalgian and Tripp Offices Ann Arbor, 4420 Jackson Rd Suite 102
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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Presenter: Joelle Gurnoe-Adams

Join Attorney Joelle Gurnoe-Adams and Parent Advocate/Income & Asset Protection Specialist Barbara Visovatti for an informal session on special needs planning.  To register email Megan Kiser at kiser@mielderlaw.com or call (734) 352-6950

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Social Security Benenfits and MI ABLE

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hillsdale County ISD, 310 West Bacon Street
Hillsdale, Michigan
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Attorney Amy Tripp will be speaking at the Hillsdale ISD Transition Fair.  Contact  Tricia Bortell at disAbility Connections for more information.  (517) 998-3096.

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April 2018

Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

This event is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union,   to register go to www.msufcu.org

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Elder Law- Aging in Michigan- Battle Creek

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday In Battle Creek, 12812
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you.  Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court-Auburn Hills

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Auburn Hills Senior Services, 1827 N. Squirrel Rd
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
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Presenter: Jill Koney Daly

Attorney Jill Koney Daly has been invited to be one of the presenter's for "Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court" presented by The Citizens Alliance for the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Court.   The program will enlighten and educate participates on:  How "avoiding probate" could cause you problems during your lifetime, when you need a will, trust and/or Power of Attorney, what a personal representative needs to know about estate administration, what happens if you don't have a will,…

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Protecting Your Rights & Financial Protection, for those living with Special Needs

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701 Jefferson Ave
Midland, MI 48640
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Presenter: Chrysa Milholland

Attorney Chrysa Milholland will be presenting in collaboration with Amber Rapaliji from Chemical Bank for Team Group, The Arc of Midland on protecting your rights and financial protections.  To register for this program contact Rachel Baker at (989) 313-1507

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Excluded vs Countable Assets and Income Eligibility for Medicaid

April 30
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lansing, 111 South Market Place Blvd
Lansing, MI 48917
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Presenter: Susan Chalgian

Susan Chalgian  will be presenting on the above topics as part of an all day Medicaid Planning Training Event, organized by NBI for professionals.  Visit their website: www.nbi-sems.com for further information

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May 2018

Tips for Avoiding Probate Litigation

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
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Attorney Douglas Chalgian will be the guest speaker at the monthly Washtenaw County Bar Association Luncheon.

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Annual Elder Law Update

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Belle Notte, 137 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, Michigan 49201
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Attorney Douglas Chalgian will be presenting to the members of  the Jackson County Estate Planning Council during their monthly meeting.

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Special Needs Planning

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Clinton County RESA-Education Center, 4179 South U.S. 127
St. Johns, MI
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Attorney Amy Tripp will be giving a presentation on Special Needs as part of the Clinton County RESA Transition Fair for Parents.  Contact Barbara Heinze for more information at 517-404-0358.

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Special Needs Trust

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Church of the Nazarene, 3905 Clinton Rd
Jackson, Michigan
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Attorney Amy Tripp will be the guest presenter at the Jackson Area monthly National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting.    Contact Tom Berkmeier for more information at 517-745-9314.

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ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Institute- Case Law Update

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Traverse Resorts, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Blvd
Williamsburg, MI 49690 United States
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Attorney Phillip E. Harter (retired judge) will be opening presenter at  the ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Institute in Traverse City.  For More information and to register go to www.icle.org/probate

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Estate Administration

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Michelle Lane

Attorney Michelle Lane will be presenting to the Widow and Widowers Support Group hosted by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home.  Contact Deb Sydlowski for further information and RSVP at 517-331-9745

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Dealing with Spouse’s Elective Shares

May 23
Presenter: Michelle Lane

Attorney Michelle Lane will be presenting on this topic as part of an all day training: The Probate Process from Start to Finish.  This is a training offered by NBI, for further information go to their website:   www.NBI-sems.com

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June 2018

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Elder Law- Aging in Michigan Midland

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Midland, 810 Cinema Drive
Midland, MI 48642 United States
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you. Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Institute- Caselaw Update

June 14 @ 8:50 am - 9:30 am
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Attorney Phillip E. Harter (retired judge)  will be the opening presenter of the ICLE Probate and Elder Law Institute, to find out more information and register go to www. icle.org/probate  

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July 2018

Medicaid Long-Term Care MMAP Specialist Training

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
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Presenter: David Shaltz

Attorney David Shaltz will be providing training for MMAP specialist on long-term care Medicaid.

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Medicaid Overview & Update

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presenter: David Shaltz

Attorney David Shaltz will be providing a training for the staff of Region 9 Area Agency On Aging

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August 2018

Elder Law Basics

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Senior Services, Inc, 918 Jasper St
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

Attorney Erin Majka will be presenting to Senior Volunteers as part of their training at Kalamazoo Senior Services

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Elder Law-Aging in Michigan- Kalamazoo

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West, 2747 South 11th Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you. Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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September 2018

Welcome to the 4th Annual Elder Law Institute and Introduction to the Case Study

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Inns at St. John’s Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Attorney Amy Tripp will open the 4th Annual Elder Law Institute and an Introduction to a Case Study.  To register for the Elder Law institute go to the ICLE website;  www.icle.org

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4th Annual Elder Law Institute- Closing Keynote: Elder Law Town Hall

September 13 @ 4:40 pm - 5:15 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

Ending the first day of the Elder Law Institute,  Attorney Amy Tripp will hold an Elder Law Town Hall meeting with Attorneys Gregory Kish and David Lillesand.  This interactive discussion of new developments, national and local trends, and up-to-the-minute planning strategies in this freewheeling session.

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4th Annual Elder Law Institute- Elder Law Caselaw and Status Update

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Attorneys  Christopher W. Smith and Joseph D. Weiler, Jr will be presenting on Case law and Status Update in Elder Law.  Stay ahead of the curve with this practical overview of recent case law and statutory changes in Michigan and around the country.  Focusing on examples that will likely have the biggest impact on elder and special needs practitioners, apply recent law to advance clients' interests and avoid pitfalls.

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4th Annual Elder Law Institute- Interactive Special Needs Administration

September 14 @ 11:35 am - 1:00 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Attorneys Amy Tripp, Sara Schimke, and Kathleen Hogan Aguilar will present on; Administration of a special needs trust can present a variety of thorny issues.  Tack the trust, tax, and distribution challenges plus dig into your role as attorney and trustee.  Using familiar fact patterns, work in teams to craft solutions for the toughest situations.  Walk away with answers to burning questions such as how SSA and MA approve the trust, does the trust need an EIN, what tax return…

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Hands-On Medicaid Part II: Planning Strategies and Divestment

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Inns of St. John in Plymouth MI, 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, 48170 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

Attorney Erin Majka will be presenting at an add on program for the Elder Law Institute and providing step by step guidance you need.  When it comes to Medicaid divestment and planning, every client has unique needs.  Using a true-to-life case study, you'll explore what happens after a client becomes Medicaid eligible and how to plan for a surviving spouse, all in an interactive group setting.

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Elder Law-Aging in Michigan Ann Arbor

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you. Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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Elder Law – Aging in Michigan Okemos

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, Michigan 48864
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you. Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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Medicare Traps; 10 Things That Can Harm Medicare Beneficiaries

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Presenter: Christopher Smith

Attorney Christopher Smith will be presenting to the Wayne County SCAN Group.  This presentation is for members, for more information visit https://www.scangroup.org/  

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October 2018

VA Lunch & Learn

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Susan Chalgian

VA Lunch & Learn: Sweeping Changes to VA Pension "Aid & Attendance" Benefit Rules 1 hour lunch session October 5, 2018 12:00-1:00pm 1019 Trowbridge Road,  East Lansing, MI 48823 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 1 HOUR OF CE CREDIT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Understand new divestment and asset limit rules for VA enhanced pension benefits Learn about new rules for calculating medical deductions See how Medicaid long-term care eligibility rules intersect with VA pension benefit rules Space is Limited. Early registration secures…

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MSUFCU Seminar: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Estate Planning

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Michelle Lane

Confusion about common estate planning documents and concepts, often lead to people paying for legal documents that may not fit their needs. In this presentation, you will have the opportunity to learn why some people may need living trusts, but others may not. You will learn about the "death tax" and whether it applies to you, and how other taxes, including income taxes and capital gains taxes impact the type of estate planning documents that may make sense for you.…

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Probate Litigation Update

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Attorney Douglas Chalgian will be presenting on Probate Litigation in a break out session at the 2018 Fall Elder Law & Disability Rights Conference and Annual Meeting

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Medicaid Un-Program

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mission Point, Mackinac Island, Michigan + Google Map

The Medicaid Un-Program will be a fast paced, interactive discussion on Hot Topics for Elder Attorneys, Advocated, and Omubudsmen.  C &T attorneys, Amy Tripp, David Shaltz, and Sara Schimke will be joined by Attorney Gregory Kish for this program.   This program is a session as part of the 2018 Fall Elder Law & Disability Rights Conference and Annual Meeting.  

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Elder Law- Aging in Michigan Southfield

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, Michigan
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If you are a professional working with the aging population and are helping clients and their families plan, this is for you. Topics included surrogate decision making, navigating long term care systems & supports, protection of vulnerable adults and the ever popular, in depth Medicaid basics, planning & application procedure section.

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VA Lunch & Learn – Kalamazoo

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, 918 Jasper St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

VA Lunch & Learn: Sweeping Changes to VA Pension “Aid & Attendance” Benefit Rules 1 hour lunch session October 25, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Senior Services of Southwest Michigan 918 Jasper St Kalamazoo, MI 49001 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 1 HOUR OF CE CREDIT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Understand new divestment and asset limit rules for VA enhanced pension benefits Learn about new rules for calculating medical deductions See how Medicaid long-term care eligibility rules intersect with VA pension benefit rules Pension Aid…

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Medicaid Planning – Income Eligibility

October 30 @ 10:55 am - 11:45 am
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit-Southfield, 26000 American Drive
Southfield, MI 48034 United States
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Presenter: Sara A. Schimke

Attorney Sara Schimke will be presenting on "Income Eligibility" at the National Business Institute's "Medicaid Planning" seminar on October 30, 2018. Sara will present from 10:55am-11:45am. To register, go to www.nbi-sems.com

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November 2018

VA Lunch & Learn – Saline

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
StoryPoint of Saline, 6230 S. State
Saline, MI 48176 United States
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Presenter: Susan Chalgian

VA Lunch & Learn: Sweeping Changes to VA Pension “Aid & Attendance” Benefit Rules 1 hour lunch session November 8, 2018 12:00-1:00pm StoryPoint of Saline 6230 S. State Saline, MI 48176 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 1 HOUR OF CE CREDIT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Understand new divestment and asset limit rules for VA enhanced pension benefits Learn about new rules for calculating medical deductions See how Medicaid long-term care eligibility rules intersect with VA pension benefit rules Pension Aid & Attendance…

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Trusts 101

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Saginaw, 2695 Tittabawassee Rd
Saginaw, MI 48604 United States
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Attorneys Chelsea Utt and Chrysa Milholland will be presenting at the National Business Institute's "Trusts 101" Seminar on November 13, 2018, in Saginaw, MI. Chelsea Utt will present from 8:30am-9:30am on the topic "Where to Begin? An overview of Trusts." Chrysa Milholland will present from 1:00pm-2:15pm on the topic "Estate Planning for the Disabled." To register, go to www.nbi-sems.com

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VA Lunch & Learn – Jackson

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vista Grand Villa, 2251 Springport Rd
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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Presenter: Erin Majka, JD

VA Lunch & Learn: Sweeping Changes to VA Pension “Aid & Attendance” Benefit Rules 1 hour lunch session November 27, 2018 12:00-1:00pm Vista Grand Villa Rose Room 2251 Springport Rd, Jackson, MI 49202 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 1 HOUR OF CE CREDIT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS Understand new divestment and asset limit rules for VA enhanced pension benefits Learn about new rules for calculating medical deductions See how Medicaid long-term care eligibility rules intersect with VA pension benefit rules Pension Aid…

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MSUFCU Seminar: Long Term Care Planning

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch, 4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presenter: Susan Chalgian

Many elders fear the prospect that their savings could be consumed by the costs of providing care for themselves or their spouses, if they become afflicted with dementia or another chronic condition that is not covered by Medicare or private insurance. In this program you will be educated about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, and what can be done to “protect your assets” should the need for nursing home care arise. Audience members will be armed with the truth…

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