E-Newsletter of November 26, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 48
PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT
There is no pro bono spotlight this week.
Costly concern for Minnesota seniors | Mille Lacs Messenger
Under Observation - A Costly Concern for MN Seniors Public News Service
Can we control health care spending? Part one | Twin Cities Daily Planet
Health care spending solutions, part two | Twin Cities Daily Planet
Minn. gets federal OK for $58M to aid vulnerable | The Kansas City Star
Minnesota's home care for elderly gets $58 million federal boost | Star Tribune
University of Minnesota cuts 67 nutrition educators | Star Tribune
Nurse fined in Minnesota patient's death case | KARE 11
Submitted by Joel Smith
The following unpublished opinion was released by the Minnesota Court of Appeals on November 18, 2013:
In re the Estate of: Charles Arthur Harding, Decedent.
Appellant challenges the district court’s summary-judgment decision enforcing her antenuptial agreement, in which she conditionally waived her right to a share of her late husband’s estate. Appellant argues that her conditional waiver was voided by both her and decedent’s breach of the agreement. Because appellant failed to offer evidence sufficient to establish her breach-of-contract claim, we affirm.
The opinion is available at http://mn.gov/lawlib/archive/ctapun/1311/opa130489-111813.pdf
Unpublished opinions may not be cited except as provided by Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2012).
Submitted by Andrea Palumbo
There are no statutes, regulations, or bulletins to report.
There are no upcoming events or CLE programs to report.
VULNERABLE ADULT SUBCOMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: There are planned Vulnerable Adult Subcommittee meetings on the following dates from 12:00 to 1:30 to be held in my office in Edina (5001 Chowen Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410). The dates are January 16, 2014, and April 17, 2014. Please call Ken LaBore at 612-743-9048 or email him at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.
NEW LAWYERS COMMITTEE: Meetings will be held the second Thursday of every other month starting November 14, 2013 at noon. The new lawyers committee has set meeting topics for the coming year. The meetings are formatted so that a seasoned elder law attorney will speak for the first half hour, and the second half hour would be questions and answers.
The meeting topics have been set in the following order:
1. Building a Practice including marketing, networking, forms and software, office relationships. Meeting date 1/9/14
2. General Practice Tips including the initial client interview. Meeting date 3/13/14
3. Billing including software, forms, retainer agreement fee, how to collect payment. Meeting date 5/8/14
4. Probate including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 7/10/14
5. Guardianship/Conservatorship including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 9/11/14
6. Veteran's Affairs benefits. Meeting date 11/13/14
Meetings will be held at Chestnut Cambronne PA 17 Washington Ave N #300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401. Please contact Pook Grathwol at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 336-2919 or Jeanine Johnson at email@example.com (612) 630-3254.
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota, Pook Grathwol of CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Bill Lent with CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE, P.A., at 612-336-2948 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
Topics for the meeting may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 612-336-2940. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room.
GOVERNING COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, December 20 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact David Rephan, Chair, at: email@example.com.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.
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