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Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse: Mom says she’s “Fine” but the Stash of Money in her Coffee can is Gone

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: October 25, 2017

A discussion of the elements of financial exploitation and elder abuse, how to recognize abuse and what are the legal remedies in the law, both criminal and civil available to our clients.  Further analysis of what is the role of the lawyer as counselor when we see abuse for our own clients and are we able to help or report given our duty of confidentiality.

Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 AM. The program will begin at 12:00 PM.

Co-sponsored by:

MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
MSBA Elder Law Section


Margaret “Pook” Grathwol
Margaret M. Grathwol is a partner at Chestnut Cambronne and is known by everyone as Pook (rhymes with "cook") — the name is a childhood nickname and comes from a rhyme which ended with "Margaret Mary Pickle Puss" (ask her for the full story). Pook is dedicated to helping the elderly — in her world, a client in her 70's is young, a client in his 80's is getting old, and when her clients reach their 90's, she can say they "have arrived." "I never had a single grandparent when I was growing up. In fact, I even adopted a few elderly neighbors along the way (thank you Kitty and Lowell Moody). Today I feel very fortunate to be able to make the lives of the elderly and their families more peaceful and plentiful."

Pook specializes in probate and trust administration and litigation, drafting wills and trusts, disability and government benefit planning.  Pook is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1989, and University of St. Catherine, B.A. 1984. Her hobbies include: dance, sailing, gardening, cooking, and quilting. Se habla Español!

David A. Rephan
David is a partner at Chestnut Cambronne. In his 25 years of practicing law, he has focused primarily in the areas of elder law, disability law (including special needs trust law), government benefits law, and veterans law. He has successfully litigated class actions and individual actions on behalf of government benefits recipients. David has also participated in successful legislative initiatives to increase the rights of persons appealing to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, as well as other rights of government benefits recipients.

David is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and has lived in the Twin Cities for over 21 years. David lives in St. Paul with his partner Jason and daughters Sarah and Rose. He received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in New York City, and his J.D. from Touro Law School in Central Islip, New York.

David is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Elder Law section. He has also taught at numerous legal and community education seminars.

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 247836


Probate and Trust Law Section/Elder Law Section Member: $10
MSBA Member not in the sections: $25
Non-MSBA Member: $30
Law Student:  FREE

Join the Probate and Trust Law Section and attend the CLE for FREE! MSBA members who are not members of the Probate and Trust Law Section can join the Section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Please call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to register under this option.

Remote Participation: 

Participation by teleconference and webcast is available. Please indicate remote participation when registering. Instructions will be provided via e-mail one day prior to the CLE.

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If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Tram Nguyen at or 612-278-6316. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this meeting.

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