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Elder Law Newsletter

On a monthly basis, members are emailed the section eNewsletter containing cases, Elder Law news, statutes and bulletins, members in the news and section activities.

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2017-18 Newsletters

Library of Earlier Newsletters

2016-17 Newsletters

2015-16 Newsletters

MSBA Elder Law Section
Annual Report


Section Membership
As of June 23, 2017, the Section had 483 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $20,338.90 as of June 21, 2017.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted two CLE programs in fiscal year 2016-17.

Program Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

January 24 2017: Recent Changes in Internet-Based Resources for Elder Law Attorneys



1.0 Standard


Emerging Issues in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes



3.0 Standard


Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 23, 2017 at Estate and Elder Law Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019:      

  • Stuart Bear
  • Callen Bedker
  • Lauren Fink
  • Genevieve Gaboriault
  • Brenna Galvin
  • Jean Gustafson
  • Richard Hawke
  • John Kantke
  • Kenneth LaBore
  • David Rephan
  • Jill Sauber
  • Jeff Schmidt
  • Rachel Schromen
  • Lori Skibbie
  • Laura Zdychnec

Law Student Members:

  • Traci Sherman – Mitchell Hamline
  • Francine Kuplic – University of St. Thomas

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:       

  • Chair:            Laura Orr
  • Vice Chair:    Mary Ebb
  • Secretary:     Brenna Galvin
  • Treasurer:     Jill Sauber

Diversity and Inclusion
What diversity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2016-2017 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

We are excited to have a new Diversity and Inclusion Committee chaired by Jeanine Hill. One of the goals of the committee is to make sure our Governing Council and section as a whole are welcoming to all individuals and providing them with opportunities to be involved.

Submitted By:

John Kantke, Section Chair
Date: June 23, 2017