Elder Law 101 Series - Introduction to Estate Planning and Elder Law Planning Impacting Solo Older Adults

Event Description

Online registration is closed. To register, email Tram Nguyen at tnguyen@mnbars.org.

Remote participation only. 

This program is co-sponsored by the MSBA Elder Law Section and MN-NAELA.

A growing number of older adults, by choice or circumstance, cannot or do not rely on family members for care and decision support during the second half of life. No one knows how many solos age 55+ there are now or will be in the future, though preliminary estimates suggest this definition could apply to from 23% to 30% of older adults. Because solos have no family safety net, it is essential that they plan for support across the “long middle,” when they have capacity, as well as for the end-of-life. Attorneys who work with older adults on incapacity planning are well positioned to assist solos.  This presentation will summarize current data related to solos, resource needs and gaps. It will offer practical tips on how participants can better assist solos and will present emerging issues that warrant discussion and likely future policy action.


Chris Courtney: Christine B. Courtney practices estate planning, probate, and elder law at the Courtney Law Offices in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to starting the Courtney Law Office, Chris practiced at small firms in Twin Cities metro area and worked with victims of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation at the Minnesota Elder Justice Center. 

Linda J. Camp: Linda J. Camp is an independent consultant, writer, and researcher.  Her work focuses on strategic planning, systems analysis, and change management.   She has served as Project Manager for a Bush Foundation funded project on health decision making by/for solo older adults. She is currently helping several non-profits to expand their capacity to work with solos  via a Live Well at Home grant from the State of Minnesota.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 402882


Elder Law Section Member: FREE 
MSBA Member not in the Elder Law Section: $20
Non-MSBA Member: $30
Law Student: FREE

*Join the Elder Law Section:  Not a member of the Section? Sign up now and attend this CLE for Free. 

Deadline to register: September 14, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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