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Take a course in the comfort of your home or office. ElderCounsel offers recorded classroom sessions on elder law and other special programs and practice areas below. All purchases include course materials.

Elder Law Planning

Estate Planning

Medicaid Planning

Symposium 2015
Practice Development 

Special Needs Planning

Veterans Pension Planning

  • Symposium 2015 Audio Recording  

    Package: Symposium 2015 - ALL Sessions (audio download)

    The Symposium is the best education event of the year for estate planning and elder law professionals. This special conference is full of valuable learning, collaboration and guidance.Symposium 2015 was 3 ½ days of presentations. The sessions were a mix of 90-minute classroom breakouts and 60-minute workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Tracks include elder law, estate planning, practice development, business planning, and keynote presentations.

    By ordering this product, you will receive ALL of the sessions that took place at the 2015 Symposium including precursors, keynotes, and breakout sessions. (Sessions delivered via MP3 audio file and presentation as a PDF.)

    50+ sessions included!

    Recorded: July 14-17, 2015, Symposium 2015 (San Diego, CA)    |    Download list of sessions with descriptions. 
    Member Price: $995.00 Retail Price: $1195.00
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    When are Transfers to a MAPT or VAPT Completed Gifts (streaming)

    By: Jeffrey L. Williamson, Esq. and Brian F. Albee, JD

    You will learn why this is important to you, your practice, and your clients. You will gain invaluable insights from a former Internal Revenue Agent who became well versed in the audit policies and procedures of the IRS.

    Topics Covered:
    • The Big Picture (Why should you care about this? Why are transfers to an irrevocable trust better than outright gifts?)
    • Gift Taxes (Code and Regulations, Definition of “gift”, The gift tax only applies to “completed” gifts, Definition of “completed” gift, To file or not to file, that is the question)
    • Powers (Retained Testamentary LPOA) 
    • Estate Inclusion of Completed Gifts
    • 709 Filing Requirements
    • Sample Tax-Return Preparation Disclaimer for Fee Agreements
    Recorded: November 5, 2015

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $149.00
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  • lgbt marriage right planning  

    Problems and Opportunities as LGBT Marriage Rights Rollout (streaming)

    By: Cynthia Barrett, Esq.

    What does marriage recognition mean for me? Learn the implementation glitches practitioners are discovering – and how to handle them in your state. 

    Topics Covered:
    • Screening efficiently for relevant issues
    • Multiple status designations and choices – reciprocal beneficiary (Hawaii), designated beneficiary (Colorado), civil union, registered domestic partners and now spouses
    • Which tax laws and federal rights follow which status?
    • New Social Security POMS expected soon for all held and pending claims; answer to retroactivity question
    • How Gay/Lesbian Veterans can now protect their spouses - pension, compensation, military ID – marriage duration requirements
    Recorded: October 6, 2015

    CLE: 1 hour CLE

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $79.00
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  • VA Pension Planning  

    Advanced VA Pension Planning (streaming)

    By: Dawn Weekly

    Topics Covered:
    • The House
    • Fiduciary Program
    • Medicaid Interplay
    • Withdrawing a Claim
    • Post-Benefit Receipts
    • Income Matching
    • The After Work
    • Overpayments
    • Client’s Death
    Recorded: October 20, 2015

    CLE: 3 hours CLE

    Member Price: $225.00 Retail Price: $325.00
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  • florida elder law update  

    Florida Elder Law Update 2015 (streaming)

    By: Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA & Randy Bryan, Esq.

    Medicaid rules can change quickly, sometimes without much notice. This hour long session will focus on current Medicaid rules, case law in the areas of elder law or special needs planning, and pending legislation affecting that could impact our clients. ElderCounsel Principal and past NAELA President Howie Krooks, along with Randy Bryan, provide important updates in the area of Florida Elder Law.

    Recorded: October 22, 2015

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $129.00
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  • VA Accreditation  

    VA Accreditation 2015 Webinar (Download)

    Are you looking for a CLE course to maintain your VA Accredited Attorney status?  Attorneys accredited by the VA must take 3 hours of CLE within their first year of accreditation, and an additional three hours every two years thereafter.  This series is designed to satisfy the VA Accreditation CLE requirements for attorneys who have already been accredited.  You should be accredited PRIOR to taking this webinar. 

    Topics for this webinar will cover the required core topics:
    • Representation Before the VA
    • Claims Procedures
    • Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits
    • Disability Compensation
    • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
    • Improved Pension
    • Right to Appeal
    By Angela Manz, Esq. 
    Recorded September 17, 2015

    CLE: 3 hours CLE 
    Covers VA initial accreditation topics

    Member Price: $225.00 Retail Price: $325.00
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  • Medi-Cal-101-cle-course  

    Medi-Cal 101 (Download)

    This course covers all of the Medi-Cal Rules and planning strategies and is designed to get attorneys new to the area of Medi-Cal planning up to speed quickly and immediately begin taking clients.  Please note this course is audio only and does not include video.

    Topics Covered:
    • What Does It Mean to Have a "Medi-Cal" Planning Practice
    • Current Medi-Cal Eligibilty Rules
    • Crisis Planning Strategies
    • Preparing the Medi‐Cal Package: Forms and Beyond
    • Expansion of CSRA: Probate Code 3100 Petitions (and Limitations of Fair Hearings)
    • Practice Tools
    By: Fay Blix, Esq. & Dallas Atkins, Esq.
    Recorded: September 10-11, 2015

    CLE: 13 hours CLE

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • law office practice management  

    Practice Development Camp - Fire and Rescue School for Your Law Firm (Video & Audio)

    We all need to know the strategies that make our law firms as efficient and profitable as they can be. The right tools and resources combined with the strategic knowledge of how to use them can make the difference when it comes to increasing your revenue each quarter.

    Whether we are fire-proofing your law firm against possible adversity or we are jumping into the fray to rescue your practice from the burning flames, this is the course for you. Both new and experienced elder law attorneys will benefit from getting real practice answers they can implement right now.

    Topics Covered:
    • 3 Long Term Care Facilities in 90 Days
    • Websites that Communicate Well
    • Techniques for Leveraging SEO and Social Media
    • Strategies for Increasing Your Profitability Now
    By: Audrey Ehrhardt, J.D., Valerie Peterson, J.D., Corey Saban, Tom Ahrens, Esq., Sandi Poreda
    Recorded June 11-12, 2015

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • Veterans Pension CLE  

    Veterans Pension Immersion Camp (Video & Audio)

    What is VA Pension?
    The Veterans Administration (VA) offers a monthly cash payment to wartime veterans who meet certain service requirements, income and net worth requirements. Many older clients who served during a time of war may qualify for this benefit to help them pay for care expenses, and avoid having to enter a nursing home and qualify for Medicaid. This type of benefit is often referred to as "Aid and Attendance."

    This basic course provides attorneys with the necessary foundation to understand the rules and regulations, as well as planning opportunities available to qualify claimants for the Pension benefit.

    Topics Covered:
    • How VA Pension Can Enhance Your Existing Practice
    • Medical and Financial Requirements for Pension, Aid and Attendance and Household Benefits
    • Irrevocable Trusts as a Panning Tool
    • Balancing VA Pension with Medicaid
    • Your First Steps to Incorporate VA Pension Into Your Practice
    By: Michael Smith, Esq. & Angela Manz, Esq.
    Recorded June 11-12, 2015

    CLE: 11.25 hours CLE

    Member Price: $795.00 Retail Price: $895.00
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  • Special Needs Planning Immersion Camp  

    Special Needs Planning Immersion Camp (Video & Audio)

    Special Needs Planning is a growing area and one that is hugely rewarding for both the attorney and the clients served. Our two day Special Needs Immersion camp will teach you the law in this very important area, as well as how to build and sustain a profitable special needs planning practice.

    Topics Covered: 
    • Benefits basics
    • 1st and 3rd Party Special Needs Trusts
    • Putting it all together
    By: Stephen Dale, Esq. & Jennifer Steneberg, Esq.
    Recorded December 11-12, 2014

    CLE: 11.25 hours CLE 

    Member Price: $795.00 Retail Price: $895.00
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