Attendee Registration VAELA 2016 UnProgram

Charlottesville, Virginia
Friday, February 19, 2016
Attendee Registration VAELA 2016 UnProgram
Friday, February 19, 2016 9:00 AM -
Saturday, February 20, 2016 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Boar's Head Inn, The Pavilion
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
United States

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 Friday, February 19, 2016
  Members Only Forum

This members only day will feature facilitated discussions on cutting edge issues of interest to Elder Law attorneys.

9:00 - 10:00 am Registration; Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

10:00 - 11:15 am  "What Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About Personal Injury Settlements: Medicare Set Asides + Lien Resolution + Preservation of Public Benefits + Structured Settlements + Qualified Settlement Funds" - Ron Feinman, Esq., Dave Place, J.D., & Anthony Prieto, JR., CFP - Synergy Settlement Services

11:15 - 11:30 am Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

11:30 - 12:30 pm Continued Discussion on "What Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know About Personal Injury Settlements: Medicare Set Asides + Lien Resolution + Preservation of Public Benefits + Structured Settlements + Qualified Settlement Funds"

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch sponsored by Aarondale Retirement & Assisted Living Community

1:30 - 1:45 pm Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

1:45 - 3:15 pm UnProgram discussions on "Thorny Questions - I Don't Have Answers!"

3:15 - 3:30 pm: Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

3:30 - 4:45 pm UnProgram discussions continued

6:00 - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by Southern Trust Mortgage
Schedule as of 01.13.16 and is subject to change.         

 Saturday, February 20, 2016
Open to VAELA and Non-VAELA Members
Featuring UnProgram Sessions
 the Ever Popular "View from the Bench"

Learn from the experience of your colleagues and share your own experiences during four break-out sessions. New this year! VAELA is pleased to offer a VA Track which can be used by VA accredited attorneys for bi-annual certification.

7:30 - 8:30 am   Registration for Saturday only attendees

7:30 - 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast & Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:30 am   Session I
                           Beginner Track
                           Top Tips for Drafting & Administering Wills - Amy McCullough, Esq.
                           Advanced Track
                           ABLE Act - Ann Green, Esq. & Julianne Dalton, Esq.
                           Advanced Medicaid Planning Strategies - Andrew Hook, CELA
                           Challenging Inappropriate Hospital Sponsored Guardianship Petitions &                                               Involuntary Notice of Discharge from Hospitals - Veronica Williams, Esq.
                           Irrevocable Trusts: Non-judicial Settlements, Reformation & Termination Under
                              the UTC - Paul Barnett, Esq.
                           Practice Management
                           So You Hung Out a Shingle, Now What? - Rhona Levine, Esq.

9:30 - 9:45 am   Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

9:45 - 10:45 am  Session II
                            Beginner Track
                            Guardianship: Nuts & Bolts - Valerie Geiger, Esq.
                            Advanced Track
                            Ethical Issues When Acting as a Fiduciary - Ken Labowitz, Esq.
                            Interstate Transfer of Guardianship - James McConville, Esq
                            Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges - Kathy Pryor, Esq.
                            VA Track
                            How Not to "Screw Up" a VA Claim - Angela Manz, Esq.
                            Practice Management Track
                            Human Resources/Tips for a Successful Partnership - Carolyn White, Esq.
10:45 - 11:00 am Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:30 pm 
"View From the Bench" 
                              Hon. John Cook, Campbell Circuit Court,
                              Hon. Glenn Croshaw, Virginia Beach Circuit Court and
                              Hon. Daniel Ortiz, Fairfax Circuit Court

12:30 - 1:30 pm    Lunch Sponsored by Home Care Assistance

1:30 - 1:45 pm     Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

1:45 - 2:45 pm
     Session III
                              Beginner Track
                              Beginner's Guide to Virginia Medicaid - Elizabeth McMaster, Esq.
                              Advanced Track
                              Best Practices Before the Commissioner of Accounts - Kimberly
                              Pinchbeck, Esq. & Elizabeth Wildhack, Esq.
                              Real Estate for Fiduciaries - Ross Hart, Esq.
                              Special Needs Trust Distributions - Ron Feinman, Esq.
                              VA Track
                              How Does a VA Claim Fit Within a Medicaid World - Chris McCarthy, CELA
                              Practice Management Track
                              How to Run a Successful Litigation Practice - Jean Galloway Ball, CELA & 
                              Kimberley A. Murphy, Esq.
2:45 - 3:00 pm      Break - Visit Sponsors & Exhibitors

3:00 - 4:00 pm    Session IV
                             Beginner Track
                             Basics of Probate & Estate Administration - Cary Cucinelli, Esq.
                             Advanced Track
                             Ethical Issues When Acting as a Fiduciary - Ken Labowitz, Esq.
                             Interstate Transfer of Guardianship - James McConville, Esq.
                             VA Track
                             VA Advanced Topics - Bart Barton, Esq.
                             Practice Management Track
                             So You Hung Out a Shingle, Now What? - Sheri Abrams, Esq. 

2:45 - 4:30 pm    Appraisal Fair Sponsored by Quinn's Auction Galleries

The Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia, approved the UnProgram for 4.0 continuing education credits for qualified Guardians Ad Litem for Incapacitated Persons (Adults). Application is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for MCLE credits.

VAELA would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support of the 2016 UnProgram:


  • Southern Trust Mortgage
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Aarondale Retirement & Assisted Living Community
  • Quinn's Auction Galleries 


  • A First-Class Move
  • BB&T Wealth
  • Buckley's for Seniors
  • Care Options
  • Caring Considerations
  • Commonwealth Community Trust
  • Cumberland Trust
  • ElderTree Care Management
  • Elder Care Consultants
  • Forensic Forgery Detection
  • InterActive Legal
  • Krause Financial Services
  • Merrill Lynch Elder Care Advisors
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • Retirement Funding Solutions
  • The Foundation of  the Arc of Northern Virginia
  • True Link Financial
  • Virginia CLE
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly

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Registrants, facilitators, vendors and guests attending VAELA events agree they may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded during the event. The photographic, video and recorded materials are the sole property of VAELA and VAELA reserves the right to use attendees' names and likenesses in promotional materials or for any other legitimate purpose without providing monetary compensation.




Contact Information

  • Patty McSherry
    VAELA Executive Director
    Phone: (757)272-2576

Payment Instructions

  • The UnProgram's registration fee is as follows:
    Facilitator for Saturday
       Program, also attending
         Friday Program: $150.00
    VAELA Member-Friday Only
       Registration: $150.00
    VAELA Member-Friday and Saturday
       Registration: $350.00
    VAELA Member-Saturday
       Only Registration: $250.00
    Non-VAELA Attorney-
         Saturday Only: $300.00
    Paralegal employed by VAELA Member - Saturday only: $200
    Paralegal employed by non-VAELA Member - Saturday only: $250
    Law Student-
         Saturday Only: $75.00

    Payment is due by Thursday, February 11, 2016.
    A late fee of  $75 will be added to all registrations received after 8:00 pm February 10, 2016.

    Payment by credit card may be made via this website during the registration process.
    To pay by check:  Please include name of registrant(s) on check.
    Make check payable to "VAELA" and submit to:
         P.O. Box 6423
         Newport News, VA 23606


    A registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has cancelled registration no later than Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.  There is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the registration fee refund; the remainder of the registration fee will be refunded no later than March 7, 2016.

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