Elder Law Section

Elder Law Institute

The Elder Law Institute (ELI) - a collaboration between the MSBA’s Elder Law Section and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education - is an annual conference designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for attorneys and others interested in the practice of Elder Law.  The ELI offers a wide range of educational programming, ranging from discussions of nursing home and Medical Assistance issues to legislative updates and policy analysis.  ELI Attendees receive from nine to eleven Continuing Legal Education credits, depending upon the length of the conference. Click here for more information about past institutes.


A number of awards are presented annually during the Elder Law Institute, including the Mary Alice Gooderl Award and/or various Special Recognition Awards.  Click here to learn more about the awards and award recipients.

Elder Law Institute Scholarships

The MSBA Elder Law Section has allocated funds to offer up to four (4) scholarships to attend the 2017 Elder Law Institute.  The institute occurs on October 12 and 13, 2017, at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis. Each scholarship covers the complete cost of tuition. (Recipients will need to cover any other expenses that they may incur.)

To qualify, 1) you must practice at least partly in elder law, 2) you must be practicing law within a solo, small firm, legal aid, or public interest law practice in either a paid or unpaid capacity, and 3) you must either reside over 150 miles from the Twin Cities or have started your practice in elder law within the last three (3) years. Unemployed and underemployed attorneys are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants must apply by midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  Scholarship recipients must be MSBA Elder Law Section members by October 12, 2017; however, applicants do not need to be section members in order to apply and be selected.  Previous recipients of scholarships from the MSBA Elder Law Section are ineligible.

Please visit the application document for any further information.