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July 2012 Issue

Dear Elder Law Committee Members:

Welcome to the third issue of the committee newsletter! There is great information for everyone. Articles are provided through the links below.

Christine A. Gilsinan
Editor, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee Newsletter

This Issue's Articles

  • Reg's Ruminations by Reg Turnbull, Chair, Elder Law Committee 

     This summer was inaugurated with a record number of consecutive 100 degree + days. This year will likely be the hottest on record. (More)

  • Spotlight on William ("Bill") Hubbard 

    This summer quarter, we spotlight one of our Elder Law pioneers, William (“Bill”) Hubbard, as the attorney with a lot of elder law practice tenure. Bill grew up in Farmland, IN, and moved with his family to Overland Park, KS, where he graduated in 1963 from Shawnee Mission North High School. (More)

  • Spotlight on Jessica L. Kruse 

    The Elder Law committee practitioner being spotlighted this quarter who is more recent to elder law practice is Jessica L. Kruse, of counsel to the Zerrer Elder Law Office, P. C., in Springfield. Born in Newton, KS, Jessica graduated from Newton High School in 1998. (More)

  • Jessica Kruse Already Contributes! 

     Having just spotlighted Jessica L. Kruse (see above), we are fortunate that she has lost no time in contributing. Here is her article about the changes in the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance and shelter standard for MoHealthnet vendor benefits. (More)

  • First Annual Elder Law Institute a Success! 

    With over 100 lawyers from the Missouri area in participation, the first Annual Elder Law Institute was a huge success. The participants engaged in the condensed day-long conference on elder law issues designed for the intermediate and advanced elder law attorney.  (More

  • Getting to YES! 

    As the Missouri population ages, questions (and disputes) will occur with more frequency as family members struggle with issues of the aging population. Mediation is one answer to avoid clogging the court system with additional litigation.  (More)

  • October Elder Law CLE Webinar 

    A Missouri Bar CLE webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 concerning MO HealthNet services other than for nursing homes (i.e., non-vendor and waiver service eligibility requirements). (More)

Opinions and positions stated are those of the authors and not by fact of publication necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. The material within this publication is presented as information to be used by attorneys, in conjunction with other research deemed necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment. Original and fully current sources of authority should be researched.

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