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Legislative Panel Update at the SBM Elder Law and Disablity Rights Section Annual Fall Meeting

October 08 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Attorney Christopher Smith will be speaking as part of the Legislative Panel at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Fall Conference and Meeting.  For more information go to https://connect.michbar.org/elderlaw/events/eventdescription?CalendarEventKey=24f7fa23-ccd4-445a-a946-62be0bf4ef65&CommunityKey=b329162e-afe5-4b62-bc47-e4b58dd6fb2b&Home=%2fevents%2fcalendar  

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Medicare: It Comes at a Premium at the CPE Mega Conference

October 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Attorney Christopher Smith will be presenting at the CPE Mega Conference on Medicare: It Comes at at Premium.   Avoiding the common trap of underestimating the importance of controlling Medicare premium costs and future out-of-pocket expenses.  Leave this comprehensive one step ahead with an overview of Medicare plans and services and learn practical advocacy tips to maximize your client's Medicare benefit. To learn more and register for this conference go to :https://store.micpa.org/Product/Details?productId=20114

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MGA Virtual Spring Conference-Judges and Attorneys Panel Discussion

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Attorney Christopher Smith will be part of a panel discussion at the Virtual Michigan Guardianship Association Spring Conference.  To Register and for more information visit www.michiganguardianship.org

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Elder Abuse Task Force

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth Township, Michigan 48170
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Attorney Christopher Smith will be presenting on the Elder Abuse Task Force at the 18th Annual Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan Spring Conference.  To register and for more information visit http://connect.michbar.org/elderlaw/home

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Michigan's New Directed and Divided Trust Laws: What Do They Mean For The Elder and Special Needs Attorneys

October 02 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Crystal Mountain Resort- Thompsonville MI 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683
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Attorney Christopher Smith with be presenting at the 2019 Fall Elder Law & Disability Rights Conference and Annual Meeting at Crystal Mountain Resorts.  For More information on this conference go to https://www.eisevrywhere.com/elder2019  

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What's New with Medicare & Overall Update

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Attorney Christopher Smith will be presenting to the West Oakland Small Practitioners Group, MICPA Endorsed and Supported, an Educational Conference.  He will be presenting What's New with Medicare and Overall update:  Solving the Medicare puzzle will be addressed including updated changes in the program, upcoming open enrollment, and 2019 Income Adjustments.  The Medicare Interactive Booklet and related link will be discussed as well as the KEPRO Patient Navigation Program.  ...

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Lunch & Learn at Huntington Bank

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Huntington Bank 100 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Jackson, Michigan 49201
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Attorney Chris Smith will participate in Huntington Bank's Lunch & Learn regarding the new directed trustee laws in Michigan. Learn more about how the new directed trustee law: Eliminates the term "Trust Protector" from Michigan law. Allows discretionary trusts to segregate liability among various types of trustees, and creates the new role of an "Investment Trustee." Creates new tools for drafting special needs trusts. Please RSVP to fink@mielderlaw.com

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Let's Talk About It: Preparing for Directed Trustees - East Lansing

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chalgian and Tripp Offices East Lansing 1019 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
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Join attorney Christopher Smith, Chair of the Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and other members of the C&T special needs planning team for an informative event about the new Directed Trustee Laws in Michigan. There is no cost to attend this event. Michigan’s Directed Trustee Law Eliminates the term “Trust Protector” from Michigan law. Allows discretionary trusts to segregate liability among various types...

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Managing Money for a Client with Government Benefits

April 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Park Place Hotel 300 E State St
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
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Chris Smith will be part of two sessions at the Michigan Guardianship Association 2019 Spring Conference on Thursday, April 25. The first session will be "Managing Money for a Client with Government Benefits," along with regional trust manager David D. Sprague. The second session will be "Legal Update for Guardians" from 2:15-3:15pm. To register for this conference, go to https://michiganguardianship.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3db923a7642ae70b0c9e57568&id=330016dadc&e=85f1aba3e3

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Let's Talk About it: Preparing for Directed Trustees - Southfield

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chalgain and Tripp Offices Southfield 26211 Central Park Blvd Suite 200
Southfield, Michigan 48076
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***Sorry, this session is at capacity. Our Midland session still has spots available or keep an eye out for future events! Join attorney Christopher Smith, Chair of the Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and other members of the C&T special needs planning team for an informative event about the new Directed Trustee Laws in Michigan. There is no cost to attend this event....

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Let's Talk About It: Preparing for Directed Trustees - Midland

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chalgain and Tripp Offices Midland 5820 Eastman Avenue
Midland, Michigan 48640
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Join attorney Christopher Smith, Chair of the Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and other members of the C&T special needs planning team for an informative event about the new Directed Trustee Laws in Michigan. There is no cost to attend this event. Michigan’s Directed Trustee Law Eliminates the term “Trust Protector” from Michigan law. Allows discretionary trusts to segregate liability among various types...

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Independent Living: Decisions, Safeguards, Supports and Success

April 06 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 400 Renaissance Dr W
Detroit, Michigan 48243-1312
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Chris Smith will be part of the Independent Living: Decisions, Safeguards, Supports and Success panel at the National Down Syndrome Society Adult Summit. The panel will discuss moving out, housing plans and living independently. To register for this event, go to https://www.ndss.org/ndss-adult-summit/

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5th Annual Elder Law Institute: Elder Law Caselaw and Statute Update

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am

The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth Township, Michigan 48170
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Stay ahead of the curve with this practical overview of recent caselaw and statutory changes in Michigan and around the country. By focusing on examples that will have the biggest impact on elder and special needs practitioners, you will be able to apply recent changes in the law to advance your clients’ interests and avoid possible pitfalls. To register for the Elder Law Institute, please go to https://www.icle.org/modules/store/seminars/schedule.aspx?PRODUCT_CODE=2019CI2632

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6th Annual Elder Law Institute- Elder Law Caselaw and Statute Update

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI 44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth Township, Michigan 48170
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Stay ahead of the curve with this practical overview of recent caselaw and statutory changes in Michigan and around the country.  By focusing on examples that will have the biggest impact on elder and special needs practitioners, you will be able to apply recent changes in the law to advance your clients' interests and avoid possible pitfalls.  To Register for this conference go to www.ICLE.org

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