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Education Courses

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

Medi-Cal Planning
Practice Development 

Special Needs Planning

Symposium 2016

Veterans Pension Planning

  • Advanced VA Pension Planning  

    Advanced VA Pension Planning Webinar (2016)

    By: Michael Smith, JD, and Angela Manz, JD

    This 3-hour advanced VA pension planning webinar will discuss changing topics of which you need to be aware, such as what to do with the house, the Medicaid effect of VA benefits, and how to handle requests from the VA after an application is filed.

    We will also offer suggested guidelines for how long, or whether to delay applying, where there are significant transfers of income-generating assets; considering the VA's income verification matching at time of application. Lastly, we will discuss the proposed regulatory changes, how it will affect your clients, and what to do now.

    Topics Covered:
    • The House
    • Medicaid Interplay with VA
    • Responding to the VA – Development letters
    • Income Verification Matching
    • Accrued Benefits – when a claimant dies
    • Overpayments
    • Proposed Regulatory Changes
    CLE CLE: 3 hours 

    Member Price: $249.00 Retail Price: $349.00
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  • Fire & Rescue  

    Practice Development Camp - Fire and Rescue School for Your Law Firm (streaming)

    By: Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, Valerie Peterson, JD, Corey Saban, Tom Ahrens, JD, and Sandi Poreda

    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
    • Preparation Saves Lives (and law firms too!)
    • Fire! 30 (blog) Topics in 30 Minutes
    • The 5 Best Ways to Start a Wildfire in Your Practice
    • C.O.M.M. Training 
    • Get Out Alive!
    • Strategies for Increasing Your Profitability Now
    • Elder Law in Pictures
    • It's Getting Hot in Here!
    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • SN Immersion Camp  

    Special Needs Planning Immersion Camp (2016)

    By: Steve Dale, Esq., LLM and Jennifer Steneberg, Esq.

    Steve Dale, Esq., LLM and Jennifer Steneberg, Esq., The Dale Law Firm PC, provide you with legal expertise you need to begin serving disabled individuals in and around your area. In 2015, there were nearly 53 million individuals in the United States living with some sort of disability. This one-and-a-half day course will provide you with the expertise and skill you need to grow your practice in this unique area. Incorporating special needs planning into your practice is very rewarding and opens the door to more profits.

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     CLE: 10.75 hours

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • MAPT Drafting  

    Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) Drafting Workshop

    By: Brian Albee, JD, Howard Krooks, Esq., CELA, and Michael Amoruso, Esq.

    Recorded at Symposium 2016

    Join us for a half-day of intensive education covering everything from grantor trust rules used when drafting Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPTs), to crucial design choices you must make when drafting. The class begins with why you would use an irrevocable trust and ends with tips on how to help clients understand the value of this type of trust with lots of law and drafting help in between.

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  • Medicaid Appeals and Fair Hearings  

    Medicaid Appeals and Fair Hearings (streaming)

    By: Rene H. Reixach, Esq.

    There are a variety of reasons a Medicaid application may be denied including improper funding and incomplete documentation. The Medicaid rules allow applicants the right to a fair hearing in front of the state agency for adverse determination including denial, reduction, or termination in coverage. This session will cover the rules for fair hearings to review adverse Medicaid eligibility decisions and the procedures for conducting fair hearings, as well as how to appeal to state or federal court from an adverse fair hearing decision.
    • The Basis for Fair Hearings
    • Notice Requirements – Contents and Timing
    • Requesting a Fair Hearing
    • Aid Continuing (Aid Paid Pending)
    • Denial or Dismissal
    • Hearing Procedure
    • Decisions
    • Compliance
    • Hearing Tips
    • Appeals to State Court
    • Federal Court Appeals
     CLE: 1.25 hours

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $95.00
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  • Enhancing value  

    Enhancing Your Value in a Technology Driven Society (streaming)

    By: Mark Metzger, JD

    Elder Law Masters Course Session

    Technology seems to be taking over many areas that used to rely on humans alone. Email has replaced phone calls. Video has replaced in person presentations. And does anyone send anything through the mail any longer? While some may view this as a challenge, we view it as opportunity. Learn how to embrace the changes occurring, while finding new (or maybe old) ways to stand out in this ever-evolving technological world.

    Member Price: $125.00
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  • VA Accreditation Webinar  

    VA Accreditation Webinar (2016)

    By: Mike Weeks, JD, CELA

    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
    • Dependency and indemnity compensation
    • Improved pension
    • Right to appeal
    • Other VA benefits
    • Planning in a future world of the VA transfer penalty
    • Case studies
    CLE CLE: 3 hours 

    Member Price: $249.00 Retail Price: $349.00
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  • VA Immersion Camp  

    Veterans Pension Planning Immersion Camp (2016)

    By: Todd Whatley, JD, CELA, LLM, and Whitney Wilson, JD

    There are over eight million Veterans in the United States and nearly all of them may be eligible for VA Pension benefits. The Veteran’s Administration (VA) offers a monthly cash payment to wartime veterans who meet certain service requirements. These benefits may also go to the spouse of a deceased veteran. The opportunities for an elder law attorney who provides service to veterans are vast. Attend this program and gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be profitable in this area of law. This one and a half day course will enable you to grow your practice and to provide legal services to an underserved population.

     Agenda

     CLE: 10.5 hours, includes 1 hour ethics

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • Medi-Cal Basics  

    Medi-Cal Basics (2016)

    By: Julie Fiedler, RN, CELA, LL.M and Richard Littorno, LL.M

    Learn the rules and strategies of Medi-Cal Planning. If you are new to this area, this course will get you up-to-speed and arm you with the strategies to handle crisis planning and begin taking on new clients. Topics covered include:
    • What does it mean to have a Medi-Cal practice?
    • Current Medi-Cal Rules
    • Probate Code 3100 Petitions
    • Preparing forms
    • Case studies and practice tools
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     CLE: 13 hours

    Member Price: $695.00 Retail Price: $795.00
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  • Advanced Medi-Cal Planning  

    Advanced Medi-Cal Planning (3-part streaming series)

    By: David Gaw, Esq, CELA and James Watson, JD

    This advanced Medi-Cal Planning course will focus on helping seniors and their families create an asset protection plan before a crisis strikes, the use of irrevocable trusts, including important drafting goals, how to deal with the home and avoid estate recovery, and how to obtain the best tax treatment for assets held in the irrevocable trust. Additional areas include trust funding and administration, as well as additional documents that complete the asset protection plan.

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    CLE  CLE: 4.5 hours 

    Member Price: $495.00 Retail Price: $595.00
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