Joint Meeting of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Elder Law Committee Agenda

Time: 1:00 p.m. MCLE Hours: 1.2 Room:  Jefferson A 
Chairs: ElGene Ver Dught (ADR)
Samantha Shepherd (Elder Law)
Supporting Materials


1. Welcome – Committee Chairs

2. Elder Law Committee Vice Chair Reports

  • Communications - Kara Burgess, Liberty
  • Education - Jessica Kruse, Springfield and Erin Merkle, St. Louis
  • Policy Developments - Connie Haden, Columbia
  • Litigation - Barbara Gilchrist, SLU

3. Elder Law Committee - New Business

  • Introduction to Legal Services Development at the MO DHSS Bureau of Senior Programs - Hema Srikanta, Legal Services Developer
  • Status of the Designated Health Care Decision Maker Act - Debra K. Schuster, St. Louis
  • Report of Subcommittee to Consider Amending the Committee’s Scope - Mary Sweet, St. Louis

4. ADR Committee Business 

  • Update on Supreme Court Rule 17 
  • Subcommittee Reports 
    Arbitration: James Keller
    Mediation: Rebecca Magruder
    Legislation: Kathleen Bird
    Collaborative Law: Yvonne Homeyer  

5. CLE: What to do about Mom?: A Mediation Approach to a Long-Term Care Crisis

Live mediation session to explore practical applications of ADR to Elder Law challenges for family and conflicts frequently experienced. Come, see, hear and experience live demonstration of co-mediation of elder law/ family conferencing. This will include researching, handling nursing home options, sensitivity, vocabulary tools, tax and elder law planning.
Presenters: Mary Sweet, ElGene Ver Dught, Debbie Schuster, and Jessica Kruse