Massachusetts Guardianship Association and the Social Law Library


Caring for your loved one in a nursing home, caring for yourself as guardian, and navigating MassHealth


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


DAY 1 WEBINAR - Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
DAY 2 WEBINAR  - Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

PROGRAM FEE:  $155 to attend both sessions. $95 to attend one day.

REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS (September 21 and September 28)



Massachusetts Guardianship ConferenceMGA members will receive a coupon code to get a $25 discount off either of these prices. For information on joining MGA visit:



Day 1 Webinar: Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9 a.m. – 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
    • Seth Urbanowski, Esq., Hachey Urbanoski, LLC
    • Arielle Howe, Esq., Howe Legal
    • Stephanie Addeo, Esq., Rubin & Rudman LLP


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. Most downloads include print material and are $19.95 each. This product purchase is separate from CLE registration and is not included in the price of a CLE registration. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.