(CANCELLED) Elder Law: Spring Conference

When:  Mar 20, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)

This event has been cancelled.

Do not miss the 18th Annual Spring Conference sponsored by the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The conference will be held at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth on Friday, March 20, 2020. The conference will begin with registration and continental breakfast from 8:30–9:00 a.m. The main program will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Register: online

Registration deadline is March 17. Limited onsite registration available. (Only checks or money orders will be accepted at onsite registration.)


  • ELDR Section Member-$150
  • Non-Section Member-$200
  • First 10 New Lawyers (P81800 or above) Free. (Contact Maria Wiersma at 248-799-2711 to obtain a password to allow you to register for free—Limit first 10 new lawyers)
  • Legal Aid Office-no charge for program (Contact Maria Wiersma at 248-799-2711 to obtain a password to allow you to register for free.)
  • Luncheon Event with Buffet-$30

Agenda as of March 2, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    Mental Health Advocacy
                                      Julie McCowan – Attorney

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Gaslighting: Does It Make You Crazy?
                                      Sanford J. Mall – Attorney

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Probate Litigation – New Discovery Rules
                                       Douglas Chalgian – Attorney & Harley D. Manela – Attorney

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch – DHHS Goals for 2020 and Beyond
                                      Elizabeth Hertel, Chief Deputy Director for Administration MDHHS

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Elder Abuse Task Force
                                      Christopher Smith – Attorney
                                      Georgia Callis – Professional Guardian, Guardian Care, Inc.
                                      Alison Hirschel- Attorney

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    Medicaid, Universal Caseload, and SBO Updates… Oh MI !
                                      Kelly Quardokus – Attorney
                                      Don Rosenberg-Attorney
                                      Rosemary Buhl-Attorney
                                      Ryan Reck-Attorney
                                      Audra Woods-Attorney
                                      David Kerr-Attorney

Reception Following Conclusion of Conference




Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170