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Self-Study

2021 Administration of a Disabled Person's Estate by a Conservator


Total Credits: 1.5 Self Study

Practice Area:
Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Format:
Audio and Video
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Description

Originally presented at our Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 9-11, 2021 

Hear from the court and practitioners when representing conservators with tips on administering a conservatorship estate and recognizing and hopefully avoiding the legal landmines.
Speakers: Christine A. Alsop, Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm, St. Louis; Hon. Patrick Connaghan, Commission for Probate Division, 22nd Judicial Circuit, St. Louis; William L. Hubbard, Hubbard & Kurtz, LLP, Kansas City 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Materials

Speaker Bio

Christine Alsop's Profile

Christine Alsop Related seminars and products

Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm


Christine A. Alsop, owner of The Elder and Disability Law Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC has extensive elder law experience as well as significant litigation and advocacy experience. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was honored for her outstanding work in trial advocacy. She has provided advice for both institutional and individual fiduciaries. She regularly represents fiduciaries and family members in contested probate, trust and guardianship matters as well as fiduciary litigation. She is also experienced in helping families with long term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Trusts. She is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois Bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served as Chair of the Advocacy and Litigation Section of that organization. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and she is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is a member of Elder Care Matters Alliance, Elder Counsel and The Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has served as the Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the Missouri Bar. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) and as the President of that organization. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL). She currently serves as President of the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Ms. Alsop also taught the Fall Semester of the Elder Law class at St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri along with another elder lawyer colleague. She has presented at numerous seminars for attorneys and other professionals regarding such topics as Medicaid, Capacity and Guardianship, Medicare Set-Asides, Veteran’s Benefits, Elder Abuse, Planning for People with Disabilities, Special Needs Trusts, and Estate Planning 

 


Comm. Patrick Connaghan's Profile

Comm. Patrick Connaghan Related seminars and products

Commissioner for Probate Division


Patrick J. Connaghan has been the Probate Commissioner for the 22nd Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis) since 2007. Prior to his appointment as Probate Commissioner, he served for twelve years as General Counsel for the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. He is a Past President of the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. He is a 2009 Science and Technology Fellow for The Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) in Washington D.C. He was the 2014 recipient of the Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award from the National College of Probate Judges. Commissioner Connaghan is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.


William Hubbard's Profile

William Hubbard Related seminars and products

Hubbard & Kurtz, LLP


William L. Hubbard is a partner in the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P., (www.MoKanLaw.com) where he practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder and special needs law, January 1, 1998 to present. From 1971 through 1997 he was employed with the Popham Law Firm, P.C., Kansas City, Missouri (shareholder and director).
 
He received his B.S. degree in business administration from Northwestern University in 1967; and his J.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1971 where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review.
 
He was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1971. He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (the only organization approved by the American Bar Association for elder law certification)-2001 (Note: the Supreme Court of Missouri and The Missouri Bar do not currently review or approve certifying organizations).
 
He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Probate & Estate Planning and Tax committees), The Missouri Bar (Probate, Elder Law [past chairman] and Tax committees), and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners, a founding member of the Missouri Chapter, its President 2000-2001, and the Chapter’s Outstanding Elder Law Attorney for 2002-2003, a former board member and currently serving on the Chapter’s education committee). 
 
He has been a speaker on estate planning, probate and elder law topics at CLE seminars sponsored by Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Clay County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and National Business Institute.
 


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