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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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April 2019

Florida Elder Justice Conference

April 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stetson Law School, Tampa Campus, 1700 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL United States
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AFELA is a sponsor of the Florida Elder Justice Conference. This one and a half day event (beginning midday on April 11), is intended for legal aid & legal services advocates, staff from the Aging & Disability Resource Centers, and pro bono attorneys.There will be a range of trainings on the intersecting consumer, health, and housing legal issues impacting vulnerable low income seniors. In addition to training on the relevant law, the sessions will include an opportunity for discussing best…

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AFELA Lunch & Learn: Best Practice Tips for Success in Your Medicaid Office Process (Intake Through Application)

April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Your Medicaid law practice management process needs to be as streamlined and efficient as possible. When it comes to delivering results to your clients every time, despite a landscape full of changing laws, you need to know your system inside and out. From intake to closure you need to have an understanding of whatwork is being completed whenin your law firm, and by whichteam member.  Don't miss this nuts-and-bolts look at your law firm process from intake through application, and…

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May 2019

AFELA Mid Year UnProgram & Legislative Update

May 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607 United States
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We are bringing the Mid Year UnProgram and Legislative Update to Tampa again in May!  AFELA will host a day of current developments and whiteboard sessions for everyone - no limits as to how many years you have practiced in the area of Elder Law.  We will also have an update on the legislation that has been implemented that will affect your clients and your practice. The whiteboard format allows a free flowing discussion on a variety of timely and current…

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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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December 2019

The UnProgram

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019
Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek 14651 CHELONIA PARKWAY, ORLANDO, FL 32821, 14651 CHELONIA PARKWAY
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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The UnProgram Advanced track, limited to attorneys practicing in the area of Elder Law for 5+ years, will be held on Friday, December 6. The UnProgram Meet the Mentors, open to all attorneys, will be held on Saturday, December 7.   In an effort to return to the true nature of the whiteboard sessions, the Friday schedule reflects sessions devoted to discussing elder law hot topics in a group format initiated by attorneys in attendance. Please come prepared to discuss…

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February 2020

Elder Concert

February 21
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 2440 W Cypress Creek Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 United States
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Elder Concert is the premier state-wide, multidisciplinary conference bringing together elder care professionals, including lawyers, guardians, social workers, care managers, CPAs and other  financial professionals, physicians, and other elder care providers.  It is an innovative learning experience that features a wide variety of timely conversations regarding elder care issues.  CLE and CEU credits available. Registration is open now!  Please click here to register.

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May 2020

AFELA Lunch & Learn: The Ins & Outs of Unreimbursed Medical Expenses

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

THE INS & OUTS OF UNREIMBURSED MEDICAL EXPENSES (UMEDs) Presented by Heather Kirson, Esq. $99 for AFELA Members; $119 for non-AFELA members 1.5 CLE Credits (Certification Credits:  1.5 Elder Law; 1.5 Health Law) TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Participants will learn:  How UMED works with ICP Medicaid Applications - what does it cover- how far back in time may you get coverage under UMED? How to properly request UMED on Medicaid application How to claim/take the deduction for UMEDs (ESS…

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