Meetings are held from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, generally on the 2nd Friday of each month.


Two Unprograms are generally scheduled in the Spring and Fall annually.

    • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Via Zoom Webinar

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fall UnProgram, including virtual breakout sessions, will be held via Zoom. Please see below for the half day's schedule along with the breakout room topics and impressive speakers we will have presenting.


    9:00 A.M. Welcome & Introduction, Presentation from Sponsors

    9:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Illinois Trust Code –Ben Neiburger

    2. Secure Act/Planning with Retirement Benefits—Helen Mesoloras & Kathryn Casey

    3. Medicaid Planning for Spouses –Melissa Kallio

    10:10 A.M. 10 minute break

    10:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Medicaid Applications and the OIG –Tiffanny Sievers

    2. Special Needs Planning in Divorce & Personal Injury cases– Nancy Spain

    3. Facility Contract Review/Resident Rights/Involuntary Discharges –Linda Strohschein

    11:10 A.M. 10 minute break

    11:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Contested Decedent’s Estates –Melissa Johnson

    2. Pre-Planning for Long Term Care –Dawn Weekly

    3. Special Needs Planning –Heather Voorn

    12:10 P.M. Lunch Break

    12:20 P.M. Lunch and Open Session Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Elder Law Practice

    1:00 P.M. Adjourn

    Approved MCLE: 3.5 hours

    Zoom information will be sent to registrants before the event.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
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