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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.

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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

    Length: 71 minutes

     ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Education Library.

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $95.00
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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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  • able act cle  

    ABLE Accounts are Here, Now What are You Going to do With Them (streaming)

    By: Stephen Dale, Esq., LLM and Douglas Jackson

    Disability rights advocate Stephen Dale will discuss the advantages of using ABLE accounts as a new tool to provide value to your client base. Join us to learn how easy it is to use ABLE Accounts and how beneficial they are for your Special Needs clients.

    Joining Steve is Douglas Jackson, Deputy Director from the Ohio STABLE program will explain how easy it is to setup and maintain an ABLE account.
     
    Length: 83 minutes

     ElderCounsel members: View this course complimentary in the Education Library.

    Member Price: $0.00 Retail Price: $95.00
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  • Farmland  

    Protecting Farmland and Other Income Producing Property (streaming)

    By: Randy Clinkscales, Clinkscales Elder Law Practice

    Elder Law Masters Course Session

    Most states do not treat income-producing property as a non-countable asset. However, there may be ways to protect it even when a crisis happens. This session will discuss potential strategies for protecting farmland and other property from Medicaid eligibility and estate recovery.

    Length: 46 minutes

    Member Price: $125.00
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  • Google's First Page  

    The Reason Why You're Not on Google's First Page

    By: Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Practice42

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) are not where they were five years ago, let alone sixty days ago! Join Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, for an overview of these terms and how to market your firm on the internet today. We will discuss how to really know if you’re on Google’s first page of search results, the top four search engines you need to have a presence on to compete and best practice tips for getting clients on your website.

    Topics Covered: 
    • Learn how to really know if you're 1st on SEs
    • Understand why it matters
    • Discuss SEO and SEM
    • 10 steps integrated digital marketing strategy
    EC Practice Enhancement Program members, this is available free of charge in the Education Library.
    Not a PEP member yet? Learn more.

    Member Price: $99.00 Retail Price: $149.00
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  • Foundations in tax planning  

    Foundations in Tax Planning (4-part series)

    By: Darren Mills, Esq., CPA, ChFC, CLU

    Tax touches everything.  In order to effectively and efficiently practice elder law, the practitioner needs to have a solid foundation in taxation.   What are the implications if rental real estate is transferred to a MAPT?
     
    Unlike some of your law school classes or other courses that focus on common law and case law, tax law is rule driven by statute (i.e., the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) and Treasury Regulations. This four-part course is designed to introduce the practitioner to those tax topics for which they will most likely encounter in their practice.  As such, topics will range from an introduction to the federal income tax system, general tax principles, taxation of real property, IRAs and stock compensation, and the transfer tax system.

    Comprehensive written materials included with purchase.
    Length: 2 hours 15 minutes per session, 4 sessions total

     CLE: Up to 10 hours

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    Member Price: $395.00 Retail Price: $695.00
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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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  • Decanting  

    The Mysterious (and necessary) World of Decanting (streaming)

    By: Jennifer Johnson, JD

    Elder Law Masters Course Session

    Trust decanting (sorry wine lovers) is a necessary tool in the area of elder law and veterans pension planning. You may inherit a trust from another attorney that needs a major overhaul in the tax provisions. Or, a change in the rules may occur and now the irrevocable trust you drafted no longer accomplishes what you had hoped and the Trust Protector is nowhere to be found. This session will teach attendees why decanting can be necessary in many circumstances, and how to do it effectively.

    Length: 53 minutes

    Member Price: $125.00
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  • Ways to Ask Clients for Referrals  

    Ways to Ask Clients for Referrals

    By: Steve Riley, Esq., Atticus

    Nothing can be as unnerving as asking a client for a referral. We will discuss ways that work best for you that make you feel ethical and authentic with who you are.

    Topics Covered: 
    • Identify Your Targets - Who is Your Client?
    • Referral Acknowledgement
    • Practice TOMA
    • Art of Asking
    • Customer Service
    EC Practice Enhancement Program members, this is available free of charge in the Education Library.
    Not a PEP member yet? Learn more.

    Member Price: $99.00 Retail Price: $149.00
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  • Virutal Initial Consultations  

    Are In Person Initial Consultations a Thing of the Past

    By: Michael J. Amoruso, Esq., Amoruso & Amoruso

    The "traditional" model of meeting a client for the first time involves the client coming to you, finding a place to park, then finding your office where they sit in the waiting room until being ushered into your conference room. With technology as it exists today, is this still necessary? Can you connect with a potential client and get hired without physically sitting across the table from them? We say yes. Michael Amoruso, ElderCounsel Principal and owner of Amoruso & Amoruso, will share how (and why) he has moved to web-based initial consultations and has achieved impressive results by doing so.

    Topics Covered: 
    • The Modern Conference Room
    • Technology Requirements
    • Conducting the Consult
    • Review of Draft Documents
    EC Practice Enhancement Program members, this is available free of charge in the Education Library.
    Not a PEP member yet? Learn more.

    Member Price: $99.00 Retail Price: $149.00
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Law Practice Development Education