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June 2020

AFELA Lunch & Learn: Legislative Update

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Presented by Travis Finchum, Esq. & Brian Jogerst, Waypoint Strategies $99 for AFELA Members; $119 for non-AFELA members Sponsored by:         This lecture will be an intermediate discussion on the significant impact of the recent changes in legislation in the area of Elder Law.  This presentation will cover the topics of E-wills and E-Notarization, which becomes effective as to Wills & Trusts on July 1; Protection of Vulnerable Investors (HB 0813); and Guardianship (SB 0994). …

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July 2020

AFELA Lunch & Learn: Exploitation Injunction Advocacy

July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

EXPLOITATION INJUNCTION ADVOCACY Presented by:  Shannon Miller, Esq. Summary:  The webinar will lay out the practical aspects of filing the temporary injunction petition, obtaining and admitting evidence at the final hearing, and unique uses of the injunction to avoid protracted civil litigation and guardianship.  We will review the different practices around the state, and give examples of orders that have been entered by Courts to stop continued exploitation.  We will also offer suggestions for provision insertions into DPOA documents for Pre…

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August 2020

AFELA Lunch & Learn: Other Medicaid Programs

August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by:  Steve Hitchcock, Esq. Summary:  The presenter will spend approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) discussing Florida Medicaid Programs that are less often encountered by Elder Law Attorneys in their daily practice. Nonetheless, it is important for the Elder Law Attorney to have a basic understanding of the eligibility criteria for, planning opportunities to create or demonstrate financially eligibility for, and the scope of services provided under such programs as: Family Medicaid (MFAM) Qualified Medicaid Beneficiary (QMB) Agency for Persons…

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December 2020

The UnProgram

December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020

In light of on-going developments with COVID-19, as well as many thoughtful discussions with our Board of Directors and UnProgram co-chairs, AFELA has decided to move the 2020 December UnProgram to a fully online, virtual experience. The 2020 UnProgram is taking place on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4.  Attendees will be able to participate virtually in the conference from the comfort and safety of their home or office.  We have a great program lined up along with a…

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AFELA Webinar: Facility Visitation During The Pandemic and Upcoming Holidays: Can We Hug Granny and Pop?

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speakers:  Linda Chamberlain, Esq. & Shannon Miller, Esq. Participants will learn: What is the current status of Executive Orders in Florida for Facilities and How Do They Intersect with CMS guidelines; `What are the current policies/procedures from AHCA and CMS re: taking Granny home for the holidays; Can attorneys visit facilities and if so, what should we do to be safe; What are the procedures we should expect if we decide to go; What can families do to keep their…

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January 2021

The Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar’s Annual Update

January 18 - January 22

January 18-22, 2021 For more information and to register, please click here.

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AFELA Webinar: Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Advance Directives and End of Life Decision-making – New Statutory and Rule Provisions Affecting Guardianship

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

Speaker:  Victoria Heuler, Esq. Participants will: Review of chapter 765, Florida Statutes, regarding advance directives, living wills and Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRO), how they can be created and in what situations; Discuss applicability of advance directives, living wills and DNROs in guardianship settings; and Discuss new guardianship reporting requirements regarding DNROs and best practices for guardians. $99 for AFELA members;  $119 for non AFELA members To register for the On Demand version of this webinar, please click here.

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February 2021

AFELA Webinar: Resolving Medicaid Liens in Probate

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Speaker:  Floyd Faglie, Esq. The objective of this webinar will be teaching the difference between Medicaid Estate Claims and Medicaid Casualty Liens.  Legal defenses to each type of lien, and how to resolve each type of lien to maximize a client’s recovery. $99 for AFELA members;  $119 for non AFELA members To register for the On Demand version of this webinar, please click here.

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March 2021


March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Have questions about ABLE United? We have answers. Join us for a webinar that covers a high-level overview of ABLE accounts, who is eligible, how it works with benefit programs like Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid, as well as the enrollment process. We will also shed light on how an ABLE account works alongside special needs trusts. It is our hope that this webinar provides you with what you need to educate those you serve on why an account may…

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