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June 2017

AFELA Webinar: Google & Your Law Firm Marketing

June 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1.5 CLE Credits If you're not harnessing the power of Google for your law firm marketing today, you're missing out. The good news? Many of the techniques you can use won't cost you any money!  Join Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Founder of practice42, as she shares with you the five key ways to use Google to promote and improve the visibility of your law firm. Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, is the founder of practice42, an innovative consulting and marketing company.…

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September 2017

AFELA Webinar: ABLE Accounts & Special Needs Trusts

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA.   Speaker:  Travis Finchum, Esq. ABLE Accounts have been available in Florida for a year now and we will discuss how the state is fairing in their use and how ABLE Accounts can be used in conjunction with Special Needs Trusts. We will discuss current trends with Special Needs Trusts (SNT) including the recent change in federal law allowing an individual to establish his or her own SNT.…

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October 2017


October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Tips for organizing applications for Medicaid ICP benefits and supporting documents, and troubleshooting common issues with supporting documentation.

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November 2017

AFELA Webinar: Tax Issues in Elder Law

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1.5 CLE Credits (pending) Michael Lampert, Esq. will discuss selected Tax Issues in Elder Law.  These issues will include what to do when an annuity is surrendered; when life insurance is surrendered; when savings bonds are surrendered; personal service contracts; reversing a personal service contract; when the caregiver dies during a personal service contract and the caregiver was paid in full; and gifting issues in Medicaid as well as aid & attendance qualification.

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October 2018

AFELA WEBINAR: How to Increase Profits and Stay Organized by Running a Lean Law Firm

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Speakers: Larry Port & Dave Maxfield, co-authors of the #1 bestelling ABA book The Lean Law Firm. October 10, 2018 12:00 - 12:50 pm EST $79 1.0 General CLE Credit To register, please click here. It’s difficult for law firms these days: Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms that try to respond with very outdated “traditional” firm management techniques are greatly susceptible to falling victim to the chaos. But…

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November 2018


November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

SPEAKER: Kathleen A. Smith, Public Defender, Circuit 20 The presentation will center around the basics of Florida's Baker Act including brief history, legal requirements for commitment, role of attorney for patient, review of relevant case law and Baker Act as it applies to the elderly and questions.

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March 2019

AFELA Lunch & Learn: The Ins & Outs of Fair Hearings

March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this 75-minute webinar, Twyla Sketchley provides a step-by-step approach to conducting the fair hearing. If you are preparing to conduct your first fair hearing, or have previously conducted a fair hearing, this webinar is for you. Register for this program and you can expect to: Learn When, Why and How to Request for a Fair Hearing. Learn how to best prepare for hearing - Requesting the file, Discovery and the Stipulation of Facts. Learn the differences between a fair…

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June 2019


June 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by Heidi Brown, Esq., BCS in Elder Law 1.5 General CLE Credits (1.5 Certification Credits in Elder Law) Have you ever wondered how exactly to apply for Medicaid for your clients? This program will show you how to use the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) ACCESS website to apply for Medicaid. In addition, we will also discuss how to request an evaluation from CARES for your client. Finally, we will discuss how to submit supporting documentation to DCF.…

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September 2019

AFELA Lunch & Learn

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

HELPING YOUR CLIENTS NAVIGATE LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES:  ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS, FINDING A SAFE FACILITY, AND SIGNS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT Presented by Scott Distasio, Esq., Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer The webinar will discuss the following: What is a pre dispute arbitration agreement; The state of the Federal law on pre dispute arbitration agreements in long term care facilities; Florida Law on pre dispute arbitration agreements in long term care facilities; What pre dispute arbitration terms can cause problems for…

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