As you may recall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed our 10th annual Elder Law Forum last spring. We’re ready to proceed with our Elder Law Forum 2020 this fall. With the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and staff keenly in mind, we’ve decided to make it a virtual online forum. The new date and time will be Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 9-11 a.m. All attendees will receive a link to the online forum ahead of the event.
In addition to hearing from our speakers, Ellen S. Morris, Esq., who will discuss the crime of the 21st century: elder exploitation, Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, who will deliver the latest national and statewide elder law legislative updates, and Nancy E. Wright, Esq., who will explain the status of Medicaid Home and Community Based Services, we will have time for networking. Attendees also will have a chance to ask questions in an interactive exchange.
The Elder Law Forum is designed especially for financial advisors, CPAs, health care professionals, geriatric care managers, attorneys, facility administrators, insurance professionals and other professionals who interact with elder law attorneys or seniors and people with disabilities.
There is no fee to attend this virtual forum.
About Our Speakers
Elder Law Associates PA’s Partners, Ellen S. Morris, Esq. and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, have more than 60 years of experience combined in elder law. Both have served and are serving in executive capacities on numerous legal and elder law-related boards, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section, the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys’ Joint Public Policy Task Force.
Ellen devotes all of her professional time to elder law and special needs law transactions and litigation, including guardianship litigation, fiduciary litigation, will contests and nursing home residents’ rights litigation, as well as wills, trusts and advance directives, Medicaid and disability planning, including preparation of applicable trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, and estate and trust administration. She was named to Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite consistently since 2007 and as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide. Ms. Morris has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer consistently since 2009 and as a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin counties. Additionally, she was the 2008 Florida Bar Elder Law Section “Member of the Year.” Ms. Morris has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating afforded an attorney.
Howard (Howie) practices in and is devoted to elder law and trust and estate matters, including representing seniors and people with special needs and their families in connection with asset preservation planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid, Medicare, planning for disability, guardianship, wills, trusts and health care planning with advance directives. He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) from 2013 to 2014, a past president of the New York Chapter of NAELA and serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section as the Substantive Vice Chair. He also has consistently been named as both a Florida and New York Super Lawyer for more than 10 years, named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and has a 10.0 (Excellent) rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that Howie’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Guest speaker Nancy E. Wright Esq. the Law Office of Nancy E. Wright, also is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, serving on the Medicaid Committee, and on the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, serving on its Joint Public Policy Task Force. She is a frequent presenter in the areas of Medicaid advocacy, administrative law, exploitation of vulnerable adults, and guardian advocacy. She also directs the UF Health Senior Medical-Legal Partnership, a model project designed to identify and serve vulnerable, low-income seniors who may have unmet legal needs impacting health.
About Our Agenda
- 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction and Legislative Updates – Ellen and Howie
- 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Crime of the 21st Century: Elder Exploitation – Ellen
- 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Medicaid Home & Community Based Services Status – Nancy
- 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Q&A with the Speakers – Ellen, Howie and Nancy
- 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking in Breakout Rooms – All Attendees
- 10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Discussion after Networking/Final Wrap-Up
Please Join Us!
RSVP for the forum below. You’ll receive an update with more information and a link to the event in advance. If you have any questions, please contact us or call1-800-ELDERLAW or (561) 750-3850. We can’t wait to see you in November (virtually) and we hope you stay safe and well!