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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 Law firms that try to respond with very outdated “traditional” firm management techniques are greatly susceptible to falling victim to the chaos.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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Run for the Task Force

November 11, 2018

The St. Augustine Half Marathon/10k/5k Sunday, November 11 Are you ready to get your heart pumping?  AFELA is looking for all of you runners and walkers who are up for this unique challenge to fundraise for the Task Force!  SIGN up for the St. Augustine Half Marathon, 10k or 5k.  There are many options for running distances - and they are all on the same day! Last year was such a success that we are doing it again.  Our runners…

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AFELA UnProgram

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
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, November 30. The UnProgram Meet the Mentors, open to all attorneys, will be held on Saturday, December 1. 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 current…

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March 2019

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

March 29 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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