BOTH DAYS - MGA & SLL Annual Conference - Caring for your loved one in a nursing home, caring for yourself as guardian, and navigating MassHealth

Event Start:
09/21/2023 9:00 AM
Event End:
09/21/2023 12:00 PM


Dates & Times: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon. (Day 1)
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon. (Day 2)

Webinar Fee: 
$155 (Both Days) l $95 (if attending only 1 day)

These programs are online only.

CPCS has approved these programs for 3.0 credit hours per day for the Mental Health Trial and Mental Health Appeals panels.

Day 1 Webinar: Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Opening Remarks by Chief Justice John Casey, Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court Division
  • Nursing Home Resident Rights
    • Allan Mitchell,Greater Springfield Senior Services, ombudsman
    • Deborah Hill Stevens, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services
    • Lisa Judkins, LMHC, NCG, Connections Guardianship Services LLC
  • Coping with the Stressors of Being a Guardian: Resources to Avoid Burnout
    • Heather L. Connors, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Guardianship Excellence
    • Nancy Godbout, MBA, LICSW, NHA, Godbout & Associates, LLC 
    • Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-ASCM, Chief Executive Officer, LifeCare Advocates


Day 2 Webinar: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9 a.m.  –  Noon

  • Navigating MassHealth programs & the impact of recent litigation: Planning, application, appeals and estate recovery
    • Emily S. Starr, Esq., Starr Traiger LLP
    • Lisa M. Neeley, Esq., Rubin and Rudman LLP
    • Laura Traiger, Esq., Starr Traiger LLP
    • Melissa A. Howitt, Esq., Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil PC
    • Amy Kisby Mullen, Esq., Senior Solutions LLC

MGA members will receive a coupon code to get a $25 discount off either of these prices.

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Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.
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