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Wednesday, October 18
 

10:00am EDT

Registration
Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

11:00am EDT

VPLC Board Meeting
Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
MONTDOMAINE

1:30pm EDT

*Custody/Visitation

This session will be presented by two experienced family law attorneys—one legal aid attorney and an attorney in private practice.  Presenters will discuss current statutory and case law in Virginia regarding child custody and visitation with a focus on any recent changes.  They will also discuss practical and strategic approaches to obtaining the best results for clients and their families.




Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

1:30pm EDT

*Nursing Home Discharge
What protections does a vulnerable nursing home resident have if the nursing home decides to evict that individual?  What procedures must a facility follow before it can legitimately force someone to move?  This session will cover federal and state law protections for nursing home residents, common scenarios and case examples, and various practical approaches and defenses to an involuntary discharge or a refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.  Come learn how you can be an effective advocate to safeguard a nursing home resident’s right to remain in his or her home.



Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
GIORGIO’S

1:30pm EDT

Federal Trade Commission Resources for Legal Services Providers and Their Clients
This session will describe the FTC’s consumer protection mission, including its focus on consumer education and collaboration with legal services providers.  We will discuss FTC websites, such as identitytheft.gov and consumer.gov, and the many FTC publications that can be ordered free of charge.  We will also discuss some common scams, how to avoid and/or recover from them, and how the FTC and legal services providers can work together to protect vulnerable populations.



Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
GALLERY A & B

1:30pm EDT

Workplace Violence
According to OSHA, workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. This workplace violence prevention presentation will offer a basic introduction for recognizing the warning signs of escalating behavior, implementing good building security practices, and dealing with potentially violent individuals. It will also provide information about surviving an active shooter in the workplace using the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, Fight video.

Speakers

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
GALLERY C

1:30pm EDT

Board Development & Fundraising
Engaging your board in governance and fundraising
For many organizations, the notion of board engagement in governance and fundraising is not new. But...do your board members really understand the importance of their roles and responsibilities with regard to high level governance and hands on fundraising?
Workshop Objectives: To help participants better understand board member’s roles and responsibilities as both a board and individual board members with regard to governance and fundraising.
Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to explore best practices around board engagement and board involvement. Experience has shown that the more educated and energized your board members are, the more effective they will be as a board and more comfortable in speaking about the mission and work of the organization to the community. Participants will:
  • Better understand their Board roles and responsibilities
  • Understand the fundraising responsibilities of the board and the role of individual board members in fundraising. 
  • Discuss some hands-on ways that board members can actively assist staff with fundraising

Speakers


Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
MONTDOMAINE

1:30pm EDT

Waiver Redesign
Virginia Medicaid home and community based waivers have been redesigned. Procedures to determine eligibility, new services and waiting list changes will be presented during this workshop. We will discuss how to access these services and ways to assist others to use the services to live independently in the community.



Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
ALBERMARLE

3:00pm EDT

Break
Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

3:15pm EDT

*Education Issues for Immigrant Students and Children of Immigrants
Immigrant children and children of immigrants often face barriers to education and have unique legal needs as they interact with the education system. This session covers high impact advocacy that attorneys can provide for their child clients or children of their adult clients to ensure that they have access to public education and that they preserve their eligibility for immigration relief to which they may be entitled. 
The session will also cover fundamentals of education law including the rights of homeless youth, enrollment, language access, and Child Find; and will provide an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. It will also address special issues that have arisen for children and their families in the past 8 months. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to advocate for their clients and how best to push local school systems to better serve immigrant youth and children of immigrants.   

Speakers


Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
GIORGIO’S

3:15pm EDT

*Effective Discovery Practices
Get an overview of best practices for discovery in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, along with practice tips and ways to help gain leverage in your cases. Kristi Kelly, Consumer Law Attorney, of Kelly & Crandall, and Gobind Sethi, Founding Member and attorney of Hall & Sethi will co-present important information in this dynamic session. 



Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

3:15pm EDT

School to Prison Pipeline
This session will explore the troubling occurrence of students having contact with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems resulting from policing in schools, zero tolerance policies, etc. Come listen to a riveting discussion presented by attorneys from the Advancement Project in Washington, D.C. 


Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
GALLERY C

3:15pm EDT

Administrators Roundtable
Informal roundtable discussion of administrative topics.  Emphasis on Employee Benefits and Fiscal/Fiduciary Responsibilities.

Speakers

Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
ALBEMARLE

3:15pm EDT

Strategic Planning
What is involved in creating a Strategic Plan for your organization?
Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It helps an organization stay focused, analyze the marketplace, and set goals.
Workshop Objectives: To help participants increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and enhance their attitude toward Strategic Planning and be able to use the Strategic Planning Process to make their organization more successful.
Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to provide a high-level overview of the basic concepts and steps that are used in Strategic Planning. Participants will:
  • Understand Strategic Planning, its importance, and its benefits.
  • Gain an overview of how to analyze their organization’s current situation
  • Learn about the different steps involved in crafting a successful and useful strategy to help their organization be more successful
  • Effective strategic business planning helps organizations to stay focused, 
          analyze the marketplace, set accurate goals, assign responsibilities and identify           appropriate staff development plans.

Speakers


Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
MONTDOMAINE

3:15pm EDT

*Medicaid/Medicare Dual Eligible & Commonwealth Coordinated Care Changes
Session presenters will provide an overview of Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) and will discuss the role of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.  Additional information will be provided about the CCC/CCC Plus Advocate role in the new CCC Plus Managed Care Program. 



Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
GALLERY A & B

5:00pm EDT

VPLC Board/Sponsor/Staff Reception
Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

6:00pm EDT

Legal Aid and State Bar Pro Bono Welcome Reception
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

6:30pm EDT

 
Thursday, October 19
 

7:00am EDT

BollyX Bollywood-Inspired Fitness
Come get your wellness and fitness on with an energetic Bollywood-inspired, cardio fitness class by one of VPLC\'s staff attorney who is also a certified fitness instructor. Feel great starting your day with this fun class!

Speakers

Thursday October 19, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
JAMES MADISON

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Thursday October 19, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM

8:30am EDT

*Basic Unemployment Compensation
Virginia appellate courts repeatedly have held that the Unemployment Compensation Act was intended to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who become unemployed without fault on their part, and should be and construed in a liberal and remedial manner.  Yet too often valid claims are denied for legally insufficient reasons.  This session will review the procedural rules and substantive law of unemployment compensation, and provide time-tested tips for preparing and presenting unemployment compensation claims.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers


Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
GALLERY C

8:30am EDT

*Child Protective Services
This session will provide a detailed overview of the following topics. Each presenter will share expertise and knowledge on: 
  • An introduction and information about Child Protective Services (CPS).
  • CPS involvement in domestic violence cases.
  • Additional information about kinship diversion.  

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts




Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
GIORGIO’S

8:30am EDT

*Effective Civil Settlements: Pre-Suit, Pre-Trial, and Post-Trial Resolutions For A Happy Client
This session will discuss how negotiate effective settlements in civil cases.  The basic text will be “How to Negotiate the Best Settlement” that has been presented by Michael V. Cory, Jr., and is used with permission of that author.  Those ideas will be discussed at the various stage of each case, pre-suit, pre-trial, and post-trial.  Emphasis will be placed on communication with the client, including managing expectations, providing information, and finding resolutions that make the client happy.  The session will also cover considerations to settlement whether the venue is state court, federal court, or arbitration, and whether or not formal mediation occurs. 

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

8:30am EDT

*Electronic Banking
This session will cover how to protect your clients by focusing on the following areas of concern. 
  1. You or your client lets anyone automatically debit your bank account or debit card for payments (mortgage, loan payments, gym membership, etc.).
  2. You or your client has an internet loan(s).
  3. You are wondering what in the world is a remotely-created check.
  4. You want to learn how the electronic banking system works (don’t worry this will only be the short version)
We will also examine the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Regulation E and instructions from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and discuss: 
  1. What does the EFTA say about a creditor requiring you to authorized automatic debits?
  2. What’s the difference between a stop payment order and revoking your authorization for an automatic debit?
  3. Why do banks not know (or pretend not to know) the difference? (see #2)
  4. Your rights and remedies under the EFTA

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts




Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
GALLERY A & B

8:30am EDT

The Impact of Trauma on Children
Come listen to an informative session about how trauma impacts child development. Dr. Jamison, founder and director of The Loop Center for Social & Emotional Development in Charlottesville, is an Applied Developmental Scientist. She specializes in developmental research and brain-based behavior.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
ALBEMARLE

8:30am EDT

Registration
Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 4:30pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

10:00am EDT

Break
Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

10:15am EDT

*Child Support Enforcement
This session will highlight enforcement and modification options for child support.  Materials and session will include recent federal regulatory amendments and case law, which may impact the scope and timing of available enforcement actions initiated by parties or the Department of Child Support Enforcement.  This CLE will also address special considerations in establishment of paternity and support orders, which may affect subsequent enforcement and modification proceedings.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
GALLERY A & B

10:15am EDT

*Intersection of Housing & Domestic Violence
This session explores key issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in rental housing, as well as important rights and protections existing under both the federal Violence Against Women Act and Virginia law and relevant aspects of fair housing law.  This includes coverage of eviction protections, lease bifurcation, confidentiality requirements, and VAWA dwelling unit transfers, as well as murky issues around survivor liability for abuser-caused property damage and the reach of housing discrimination laws. 


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

10:15am EDT

*Powers - or Responsibility? of Attorney
Powers-of-Attorney – Both general (financial/property) and medical are legal documents that are both necessary and sometimes evil. These legal documents are often misused to both inadvertently and more and more often, intentionally separate the elderly from their life savings. Yet, their proper drafting and execution is essential to good planning for every one of us no matter what age we may be, and all the more so as one ages and the specter of incapacity or disability grows. 
Basics include what is a POA? What kinds of POAs can one have and what must they say, what are the formalities required to execute them in Virginia? Is it okay to just download a form from the internet? Then we will get into some of the finer points: what can the agent do under the authority of a POA? When is an agent misusing their authority? What can be done about it?  And so much more!

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
GALLERY C

10:15am EDT

Community Lawyering: Being Accountable to the Movement
Join us for a conversation on how to work alongside movements for social justice as attorneys and legal workers.


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
ALBEMARLE

10:15am EDT

Using Innovative Technology to Address Financial Injustice
In many regions, legal aid organizations and other access to justice stakeholders are witnessing an increase in the number of pro se litigants seeking assistance with consumer matters. A large proportion of these litigants are low or moderate income, or are aging adults or otherwise vulnerable. Technology innovations hold potential to increase the assistance available to in consumer matters and to enhance legal service providers’ capacity to serve them. This session will highlight examples from Virginia and several other states that illustrate how online forms, mobile technology and other tech tools are being used to expand services for litigants who have to navigate consumer debt and other financial justice issues. We will also cover new developments in an app that detects risk for financial exploitation among aging adults.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
GIORGIO’S

11:45am EDT

Lunch General Session - Diversity & Cultural Competency
Come to this lunchtime plenary session, which will focus on the important of having cultural competency and respecting diversity. Panelists include Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, moderator of the event. Dipti is Deputy Director for Advocacy at Legal Services at Northern Virginia. Panelists include Eva Juncker, Litigation Partner for Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC, and Julia K. Bizer, Esq., Family Law Staff Attorney for Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. 


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Moderators
DP

Dipti Pidikiti-Smith

Deputy Director of Advocacy, Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Deputy Director for Advocacy at Legal Services at Northern Virgini

Speakers
JK

Julia K. Bizer, Esq.

Family Law Staff Attorney for Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
EJ

Eva Juncker

Litigation Partner for Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC



Thursday October 19, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM

12:45pm EDT

*Effective Advocacy In Rental Housing Admissions
This session provides an overview of effective advocacy in rental housing admissions, including what’s in a tenant-screening report and how they are prepared, as well as common Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Housing Act considerations relevant to denied rental applicants.  This session aims to provide advocates a good basic understanding of the core issues and strategies for helping homeless and marginally housed individual secure rental homes. 


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers


Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

12:45pm EDT

*Fighting for Immigrant Justice In A Climate of Fear
Changes in immigration enforcement and enactment of anti-immigrant policies by the new Administration have ushered in a climate of fear in Virginia’s immigrant communities. Now more than ever, immigrants need advocates. Attorneys with the Legal Aid Justice Center will present on: 
  • What has changed since January 20, 2017.
  • Federal Immigration Relief “101.”
  • Immigrant rights to language access and public benefits.
Updates on creative immigrant advocacy at the Legal Aid Justice Center.


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers
DS

Deena Sharuk

Attorney, Lecturer, Legal Aid Justice Center
Immigration Law, Human Rights, Flamenco music, and Italian food.



Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
GIORGIO’S

12:45pm EDT

*Your Client Gets A EITC Tax Refund Or Personal Injury Settlement: What You Need To Know
Your luck has changed—you are getting a personal injury settlement, an EITC tax refund, a consumer settlement, or your debt is forgiven.  Good news right?  But now you may owe taxes or the government is trying to take it to pay that student loan or you may be ineligible for SNAP or Medicaid.  What are you going to do! This session will highlight how to help clients in these situations. 

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts




Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
ALBEMARLE

12:45pm EDT

Technology Strategies to Promote Legal Empowerment
Technology Strategies to Promote Legal Empowerment
This workshop will highlight the role of technology in expanding the availability of legal information and resources, and enhancing the delivery of legal services. Drawing on current efforts in Virginia and other states, we will explore examples of how technology is supporting legal empowerment in vulnerable communities and equipping legal aid organizations and their community allies with new tools to tackle justice problems. We will discuss projects in three areas to illustrate what exists now and opportunities for replication and further development:
 
1.         New approaches to legal literacy resources and self-advocacy tools
2.         Design and storytelling techniques to promote legal empowerment
3.         Tools to strengthen community groups and lay advocates as outreach partners

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
GALLERY C

12:45pm EDT

Starting A Local Community Development Corporation
Public housing organizing strategies in Chicago have built success through resident involvement and gaining control over management and development.  One option is forming a Community Development Corporation (CDC).  Chicago leaders will share their experiences and have a conversation about how we can implement these tools in Virginia.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
MONTDOMAINE

12:45pm EDT

Medicaid Appeals Procedures
Come listen to an overview of Medicaid Appeals and the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts




Thursday October 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
GALLERY A & B

2:15pm EDT

Break
Thursday October 19, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

2:30pm EDT

*Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update
Who knows where we’ll be in mid-October – but come to this session to find out!  We’ll discuss Congressional efforts to “repeal and replace” the ACA.  We will also review what all legal aid staff need to know about eligibility for marketplace coverage/tax credits/cost sharing reductions; intersections with Medicaid/Medicare/FAMIS; special enrollment opportunities; open-enrollment for 2018 coverage; and the insurance landscape in Virginia for 2018.  

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
GALLERY A & B

2:30pm EDT

*Getting Repairs for Tenants & Bed Bugs
The Supreme Court of Virginia has decided that the common law of England, insofar as it is not repugnant to the principles of the Bill of Rights and Constitution of this Commonwealth, shall continue in full force and be the rule of decision, except as altered by the General Assembly, and that the VRLTA provides a comprehensive scheme of landlords’ and tenants’ contractual rights and remedies.  That scheme includes the Tenant’s Assertion, a remedy filled with pitfalls and limitations.  This session will explore how to navigate through those pitfalls and limitations to achieve the best possible results for tenants, with special attention to the “bed bug” statute effective July 1, 2017.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Speakers


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
GALLERY C

2:30pm EDT

*Predatory Lending: From Car Title To Open End - The Law and Strategies
This session will cover the law and strategies for addressing predatory lending including title loans, internet loans, payday loans, open-end products, consumer finance act, usury and applicable federal Truth in Lending laws. It will cover how consumer finance companies continue to evade and violate state laws and regulations. How to address misrepresentations, fraud and faulty contract language that subjects unsuspecting consumers to usurious interest amounts and devastating collection efforts. It will also cover the basis for recent lawsuits against several national lenders that have shed light on the current deceptive practices and behavior of these companies.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Speakers
AD

Amy Disel Allman

Managing Attorney, Virginia Legal Aid Society
VLAS Foreclosure Prevention & Consumer Protection ProjectACES Justice Project of the Virginia Legal Aid Community- Advocating for fair Credit, Employment Opportunities and safe affordable ShelterCARE- Campaign to Reduce Evictions



Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
GIORGIO’S

2:30pm EDT

*Working With Clients - Panel Discussion
This dynamic panel will explore how to work effectively with legal services clients with discussions covering topics such as: 
  • Truth bias and scarcity behavior.
  • How to establish and manage client services and expectations.
  • Working and communicating with client communities.
  • Client intake practices.
  • Client multicultural and gender sensitivity.
  • Client interview techniques.
To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts




Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

2:30pm EDT

Representative Payee - Social Security Administration
This session will cover information about Social Security's Representive Payment Program, designed to help beneficiaries with financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments and who are incapable of managing their payments. A representative of Social Security will present information about this program. 

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts



Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
MONTDOMAINE

2:30pm EDT

Statewide Website Stakeholders & Document Assembly
Statewide Website Stakeholders & Document Assembly Affinity Session
This session will provide a discussion forum for anyone interested in Virginia's statewide website or document assembly initiatives to discuss what's new and what's next with these projects, and how they can help support needs within your programs and client communities in the coming year. Topics will include recent and upcoming developments for Virginia's statewide websites, as well as a 2018 LSC TIG-funded collaboration between Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, VPLC and the University of Richmond School of Law to develop new online pro se forms for VALegalAid.org. 

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts

Speakers

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
ALBEMARLE

6:00pm EDT

Legal Aid Awards Reception
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

6:30pm EDT

Legal Aid Dinner and Awards
Thursday October 19, 2017 6:30pm - Friday October 20, 2017 12:00am EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Friday October 20, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM

8:30am EDT

Project Directors Meeting
This meeting is for project directors of legal aid organizations. 

Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
MONTDOMAINE

8:30am EDT

Running a Highly Successful Meeting: Tips and Strategies to Success, Not a Chaotic Mess!
Come learn how to hold staff meetings or any other important meeting that\'s impactful, stays on agenda, and much more. This session may also provide other administrative tips. 


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
ALBEMARLE

8:30am EDT

*Basic Medicare
What is Medicare and who administers the program; an explanation of the four distinct parts of Medicare ( A, B, C, & D); the various enrollment periods; how to pay for your coverage (including subsidy programs for lower income individuals; what Medicare covers and what it does not cover; how to find Medigap or Medicare supplemental policies; Medicare disAdvantage plans; Medicare Part D drug plans; Medicare appeals; and helpful resources.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
https://app.box.com/v/2017ASCHandouts


Speakers


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
PROMENADE BALLROOM

8:30am EDT

*Social Security Disability, New Rules on Evidence, with Specific Emphasis on Neurology and Mental Health Listings
On March 27, 2017, new rules on evidence became law.  Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and audiologists can now serve as \"acceptable medical sources\" (AMS), while MD/DO\'s and psychologists continue to serve as \"medical consultants.\"  In response to the 9th Circuit Court\'s ruling in Garrison v. Colvin (2014), which found that \"credit-as-true\" should be extended to treating physician opinions in matters of social security disability, the SSA rejected this and created rules that made no medical source controlling on any matter reserved to the Commissioner.  The new disability listings for neurology and mental health will be reviewed, suggestions will be offered on how to study a new case, what to look for, and how to question professional witnesses during hearings.  Finally, cases of disability will be discussed, during the Q/A portion of the presentation.


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
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Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
GALLERY A, B, & C

10:00am EDT

Break
Friday October 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
ROTUNDA FOYER

10:30am EDT

De-Stress With An Art Experience
Come enjoy an artistic experience with an experienced artist and not only appreciate art, but learn to relax and release stress. 


To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
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Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
GIORGIO’S

10:30am EDT

*Should I Unfriend My Judge and Other Modern Ethics Puzzlers: Social Media, Technology and Ethics
What are the ethics obligations regarding use of social media by attorneys and staff? What issues of spoliation exist when someone tries to sanitize a Facebook page before trial?  What should we instruct clients about that and what happens when clients don’t follow those instructions?  What are the ethical dilemmas and solutions thereto when clients/opposing counsel/judges want to “friend” us?  And what obligations must we follow regarding the use of technology?  Are there low or no cost ways to use technology responsibly and ethically in our practices?  Be prepared for a sizzling set of real-world hypos and helpful tips.

To find handouts to the conference, click on the following link below. 
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Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM

11:45am EDT

Closing Lunch
Friday October 20, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
ROTUNDA BALLROOM