Elder Law Institute

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.

2019 Minnesota Elder Law Institute:  October 10, 2019 - October 11, 2019

Elder Law Institute Scholarships

The MSBA Elder Law Section has allocated funds to offer up to five or six (5 or 6) scholarships to attend the 2019 Elder Law Institute. The Scholarship Committee will exercise its discretion to determine the exact way funds are divided based on the number of applications and any other pertinent factors. The institute occurs on October 10 and 11, 2019, 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.
4) you must not have received an ELI scholarship in previous years.

Preference will be given to applicants who come from and/or serve diverse and underserved populations. Unemployed and underemployed attorneys are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Applications are available here.
Interested applicants must apply by midnight on Friday, September 13, 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, September 20, 2019.  Scholarship recipients must be MSBA Elder Law Section members by October 10, 2019; however, applicants need not be section members in order to apply and be selected. 

We look forward to finding out about you and your practice and hope to see you at this year’s Elder Law Institute!