2017 Elder and Disability Law Symposium

‘Elder and Disability Law Update’ to be presented by leading NJ Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.

Westfield, NJ – October 15, 2015 — Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (http://VanarelliLaw.com/) will participate in the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 20th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium held on November 9, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

Mr. Vanarelli will provide the ‘Elder and Disability Law Update’ – a review of cases decided in the fields of disability and elder law in New Jersey in the past year.

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Location: New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Tuition: General Tuition: $220
NJSBA Member: $176

Crystal West Edwards, Esq. CELA
Past President, NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Schenck, Price Smith And King, LLP, Florham Park, Paramus & Sparta
Gary Mazart, Esq.
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park, Paramus and Sparta
Keynote Presentation:
Michael J. Amoruso, Esq.
President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Lawyers
Amoruso and Amoruso, LLP, Rye Brook, NY
Speakers include:
Beth L. Barnhard, Esq, CELA
President, NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
WanderPolo & Siegel, Bloomfield
Dana Bookbinder, Esq., CELA
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Bookbinder Law, LLC, Marlton
Jonathan Bressman, Esq.
Law Offices of Jonathan Bressman, Fairfield
Janet Langstaff
Lang Insurance Group, Spring Lake
Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
Fink, Rosner & Ershow-Levenberg, LLC, Clark
Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq.
Former Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Law Offices of Sharon Rivenson Mark, Jersey City
Gwen Orlowski, Esq.
Central Jersey Legal Services, New Brunswick
Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA, CAP
WanderPolo & Siegel, Bloomfield
Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq.                                                                                                       Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, NJ State Bar, Elder and Disability Law Section
Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation             Accredited Veterans Attorney
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Vanarelli & Li, LLC (Westfield)
Shirley Whitenack, Esq.
Past President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Past Chair, NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park

About The Program: NJICLE’s Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium provides you with the chance to select from a series of well-designed workshops geared to your specific level of practice, featuring segments for novice, intermediate and seasoned practitioners, while affording all attendees with an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from the elder and disability law bar. Reserve your seat today.


Program Agenda

9:00                      Introductory remarksGary Mazart, Esq.

9:05                      Elder and Disability Law UpdateDonald Vanarelli, Esq.

9:30                      Morning Workshops: (Morning Break 10:30 to 10:40)

  • Novice (Auditorium) – Voluntary and involuntary surrogate decision making, including guardianships, powers of attorney, and advance directives –Shana Siegel, Esq., CELA
  • Intermediate (Gibbons Room) – Health benefits: understanding Medicare, the ACA and the health insurance industry today – Gwen Orlowski, Esq.; Janet Langstaff
  • Advanced (Board Room)– Estate and income tax primer (w/ drafting considerations) for the elder and disability practitioner – Jonathan Bressman, Esq.

12:00                    Keynote presentation: Future of Elder and Special Needs Practice: Where do we go from here? Michael J. Amoruso, Esq. President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Lawyers

12:30                    Networking luncheon

1:30                      Afternoon Workshops: (Afternoon break 3:00 to 3:10)

  • Novice (Auditorium) – Financing New Jersey long-term care – Dana Bookbiner, Esq., CELA
  • Intermediate (Gibbons Room) – Psychiatric liens, Medicaid estate recovery, third-party liability and Medicare sets asides – Beth Barnhard, Esq., CELA; Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq.
  • Advanced (Board Room) – Special needs trust administration and its impact on eligibility for government benefits planning – Shirley Whitenack, Esq.; Crystal West Edwards, Esq., CELA

4:00                 Closing plenary session: Ethical considerations in the Elder and Disability Practice – Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq.

4:50                  Q and A; Wrap Up

5:00                  Adjourn

CLE Credits:
NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.8 credits
(50 minute hour), including 1.0 ethics/professionalism
PA CLE: 5.5 substantive and 0.5 ethics credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (t&nt): 6.5 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
CPE: 6.5 taxation and 1.0 professional ethics credits
About Donald D. Vanarelli 

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey’s Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors, veterans, the disabled and their families in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About Vanarelli & Li, LLC 

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, veterans, the disabled, and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: [email protected]