Elder Law: Annual Meeting & Fall Conference

Starts:  Oct 17, 2018 12:30 PM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 19, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)

Cost before September 7: ELDRS or Probate & Estate Section member—$300; non-section member—$350; non-lawyer, student, or first time registrant—$225;

Cost on or after September 7: ELDRS or Probate & Estate Law Section member—$325; non-section member—$375; non-lawyer, student, or first time registrant—$250.

There is no charge to attend the Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 18, at 12:30 p.m.

Register online or by mail form PDF

Scholarship: Application and agreement must be received by August 3, 2018.

This year's keynote speaker will be Howard Krooks.

Mr. Krooks, a partner of Elder Law Associates PA with offices throughout Southeast Florida, is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida. Mr. Krooks is of counsel to Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, in Rye Brook, New York. Mr. Krooks splits his time between New York and Florida, where his professional practice is devoted to elder law, trusts, and estate matters, including representing seniors and persons with special needs and their families in connection with asset preservation planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid, Medicare, planning for disability, guardianship, wills, trusts, and health care planning with advance directives.

Mr. Krooks is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA; 2013–2014). He is also the current president of the New York chapter of NAELA and serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section as the administrative vice chair and NAELA liaison.

There will also be both intermediate sessions and advanced sessions, as well as ELDRS' own experts, including a special plenary session presented by Sanford Mall and Joseph Anderson, MD. Join Sandy and Dr. Anderson as they discuss a range of issues related to surrogate medical decision making under Michigan law. Topics to be covered include: types of conflicts that arise between doctor and patient surrogate; frequency in which these issues arise; how hospitals work to resolve conflict; identification of surrogate with legal authority; when probate court should be considered; when is a doctor not required to take a directive from a patient advocate; and how do DNRs and POST fit in with a patient advocate designation and/or advanced directives?

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Resort Accommodations

  • Room Descriptions & Rates
  • Reservations can only be made by calling group reservations at (800) 833-7711
  • All reservations must be made by Saturday, September 1, 2018. Rooms are based on availability at the time of calling in.
  • An advanced deposit of one night's room and tax is required to confirm your reservation. Mission Point Resort accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card will be charged for the deposit at the time of booking.
  • If paying by check, reservation will be held for 10 days pending receipt of the check.
  • Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive full refund.

Ferry Service to the Island

As a carrier for Mission Point, Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry will offer the guests a discounted price per round trip ticket for adults and children.(Use the code ELDRS18) Self parking (complimentary) or valet parking are available. The ferry ride is approximately 16 minutes. Please visit the Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry website for ferry schedule and plan your travel itinerary accordingly. You may also like Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry on Facebook to receive discounts and special offers.



Mission Point Resort
6633 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757