Elder Law Intensive at the Governor's Conference on Aging & Disabilities (GCOAD)
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Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Elder Law Section, Bradshaw Law Firm and Foster Group

When: Monday, May 23
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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With the aging of America’s population, attorneys and other professionals can expect to see more legal questions arise regarding capacity, impairment, planning for incapacity, and rights. This elder law intensive will seek to create a learning environment in which topics such as capacity, competency, powers of attorney, guardianship, elder abuse, Medicaid and rights for long-term care residents are presented and discussed. When someone needs assistance making financial or personal care decisions, planning for the future, paying for long-term care, or having their rights protected, what options are available? These questions will be addressed throughout the intensive so that participants can learn about and discuss the legal options available.

This Governor’s Conference on Aging & Disabilities, taking place May 23-26, will celebrate older adults and adults with disabilities and shine a spotlight on the strides organizations and individuals in Iowa and across the country are taking to re-imagine the aging and disability networks. 

The Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Speakers: Margaret Van Houten, Davis Brown Law Firm and Josephine Gittler, University of Iowa

The Legal Standards of Competency: Guardianship/Conservatorship
Speaker: Frank Tenuta, Iowa Legal Aid

Medical Capacity Determinations
Speaker: Dr. Robert Bender, The Orr Center

Advance Directives
Speaker: Jo Kline Cebuhar, author and speaker

Administrative Appeals
Speaker: Jennifer Donovan, Iowa Legal Aid

Speaker: Kristen Hall, KH Mediation

Screening of and Qualifications for Fiduciaries
Speaker: Sally Balch Hurme, Center for Guardianship Certification