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CANHR's 22nd Annual Elder Law Conference
Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2018
Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA

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Conference Profile


Conference participants will be able to choose from 14 different sessions on a variety of elder law issues, including an overview of the new Medi-Cal recovery regulations with DHCS recovery staff, 1.5 hours of ethics on legal and ethical estate planning and litigation issues, and intensives on Trusts & ABLE accounts. The Elder Abuse sessions will follow a sample case through trial.


These sessions are designed for legal services staff, private bar estate planners, elder abuse litigation attorneys, and professional advocates interested in long term care and advocacy. Most of the sessions assume basic knowledge of either Medi-Cal or elder abuse issues.


Registration for the pre-conference session will be held from 8:00am to 9:00am on Friday, November 16. This session will run from 9:00am to 11:30am and will include 2.5 hours of MCLE credit.


Registration for the conference will be from 12 noon to 1:00pm on Day One, Friday, November 16, with sessions running from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The “Meet the Speakers” reception with a no-host bar will be held on Friday, November 16, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Registration on Day Two will be from 7:30-8:30am, with a continental breakfast and buffet lunch included on Day Two. Sessions on Day Two will run from 8:30am to 5:00pm.


MCLE Credits: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. CANHR certifies that these activities have been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3.25 hours on Day One, and 6.5 hours on Day Two, of which 1.5 hours on Day Two will apply to legal ethics.

Legal Specialization: A number of the estate planning sessions qualify for Legal Specialization credits in the field of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. A listing of approved sessions will be available.


Faculty members are all recognized experts in the areas of Estate Planning for Long Term Care, Elder Abuse Litigation, Health Care and Long Term Care. A full list of faculty will be provided with the conference materials.

Registration Information


Tuition for CANHR’s 22nd Annual Elder Law Conference is $670. Fees include conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch on Day Two and a meet-the-speakers reception on Day One, Friday, November 16, 2018. A confirmation letter will be mailed to you once you have registered.

Method of Payment: Payment can be made via credit card through the CANHR registration site or via check made out to CANHR. No credit card payments (only checks) will be accepted at the door, so register early and send in payment early.

Pre-Conference Sessions: Add another $100 to your registra- tion fee if you wish to attend one of the pre-conference sessions and check the applicable box. Note: The pre-conference ses- sion is only available to those registered for the full Elder Law Conference. The EADACPA Super Summit session is restricted to plaintiff bar attorneys only.

Legal Services Scholarships: 30 scholarships will be offered to IOLTA funded Qualified Legal Services program staff through the Timothy Millar Legal Services Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are on a first come first served basis and are limited to one per program, unless there are extra. Please email to request a scholarship. Visit www.calbar. for list of qualified programs.

Deadline: Registration and fees received by Friday, November 9, 2018 will qualify for mail-back registration confirmation.


Cancellations received in writing in the CANHR office by Friday, November 9, 2018 will be refunded subject to a $50.00 handling fee. Cancellations received after Friday, November 9, 2018 are not refundable.

No refunds will be given to those who register but who do not attend the conference.


Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. If you have special dietary or physical needs that we can accommodate, contact Pauline@ or the CANHR office at (415) 974-5171.


CANHR prohibits the use of tape recorders without prior approval. CANHR suggests you bring a sweater due to fluc- tuations in room temperature. Water service is provided at each table. You will be asked to turn off cell phones during the sessions.

Space is limited!

Hotel Information

Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940


Call the hotel by October 25, 2018 for discounted room rates. Reserve early! Limited number of rooms at the dis- counted rate.

Reservations/Lodging: Reserve a room by October 25, 2018 for a special confer- ence rate as low as $173 for Inland View rooms, single or double occupancy. Ask reservations for reduced rates on Ocean View and Ocean View/Balcony rooms as well. Special rates only apply to Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday, 11/15, 11/16 and 11/17, 2018.

Rates listed do not include the $20 resort fee that provides valet parking with in and out privileges (normally $29), wire- less internet access in-room, use of the fitness center and whirlpool tubs, local calls, and a newspaper delivered daily to your room.

To receive these special rates please call (800) 334-3999 and mention the group name, CANHR Elder Law Conference. CLICK HERE to reserve online. Please note that the URL link will not work on mobile devices.

To book dates before and after Novem- ber 15, 16 & 17 or to book Ocean View and Ocean View/Balcony rooms, you must call reservations directly. They can not be booked online with the above link.

Transportation: Monterey Airbus Shuttle offers 12 shuttle trips daily from both San Francisco and San Jose airports to and from the hotel. Reservations rec- ommended. Call (831) 373-7777 or visit for rates and schedules.

Parking: The hotel provides valet park- ing ONLY (no self-parking) for overnight guests included in the $20 resort fee. In and out privileges permitted. Non-guest parking is $22 per day.

Reserve early! Limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.


A Special Thanks
to our Proud Sponsors

PLATINUM ($5,000)

Cochett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

GOLD ($2,500-4,999)

Northern CA Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

SILVER ($1000-$2499)

Majors & Fox, LLP

Moran Law

San Diego Elder Law Center

Gharibian Law, APC

Carlos A. Arcos,
A Law Corporation

BRONZE ($500-$999):

Law Office of Leslie Barnett

J. Fredrick Clarke, Jr.,
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Cristina Flores, PhD, RN

Sanford I. Horrowitz,
Attorney at Law

Kato, Feder & Suzuki, LLP

Noland, Hamery, Etienne & Hoss

Martha B. Spalding, Attorney at Law


Law Offices of Yvonne A. Ascher

Joel R. Bryant, Esq.

Cantor & Company, A Law Corporation

Kato, Feder & Suzuki, LLP

Majors & Fox, LLP

Moran Law

Law Office of Patrick T. Nakao

Nielsen & Rogers, LLP

O'Donnell & Associates

Law Offices of Mark A.Redmond, PC

Staker Law

Yvonne Troya, Esq.