MoNAELA Events

Upcoming Events

2019 MoNAELA Winter Symposium
December 5-6, 2019
Ameristar Casino * Resort * Spa
One Ameristar Blvd, St. Charles, MO 63301

  • Thursday, December 5th ~  10 AM TO 4:40 PM; Networking Reception at 4:45 PM
  • Friday, December 6th ~ 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM
  • NEW this year!!  ~  The former Paralegal Track has been expanded  and renamed the Basics Track and is designed for newer elder law attorneys as well as paralegals. We are offering an Advanced and Basics Track both days.  All are welcome both days, however; the curriculum on Friday is more focused to fit  the paralegal’s role  within the law firm.
  • Planned sessions include: law firm management; ethics jeopardy; crowd funding; de-escalating difficult situations; deed issues; caregiver contracts; decanting; long term care insurance claims; helping clients avoid identity theft; Medicaid for excess assets, and more! Click here for the brochure. 

The  Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is located on One Ameristar Blvd in St. Charles.  Guest rooms are $119 on the nights of December 4th and 5th .  Rates for Friday night December 6th are $159.  Call (855) 888-7273 for reservations by November 22, 2019 and identify yourself as a member of the Group, Missouri Chapter of Elder Law Attorneys.  You can also make reservations online by entering the special offer code MCHL19A where prompted on the hotel’s reservations page:

Register online at :   If you are unable to register online, the registration form is available here.

There’s plenty to do in St. Charles!  Plan your trip and enjoy historic St. Charles.

Exhibitors: Close to 100 elder law attorneys and staff from throughout Missouri and Illinois will gather to learn the latest developments in elder law.  Exhibiting at the Annual Symposium is a unique opportunity to present your services to a group of attorneys and staff dedicated to serving our senior population.  We have exhibitor opportunities to either sponsor one of our lunches or our networking reception, or to exhibit at a booth.  Click here for the Exhibitor Form and the Benefits Flyer for information on the benefits of each exhibitor level.

Contact us at or call 573 634-7772 if you have any questions or need additional information.


 If you missed these past events, the handouts and presentations of each speaker are available for $150.00 for 1 or 2 day CLE programs and $30 for membership meeting CLE programs. Contact Diana Love at or send a check to MoNAELA, 2420 Hyde Park Rd, Suite A, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

2019 MoNAELA Summer Membership Meeting – August 2nd  – Speakers included Mike Weeks, CELA, The Weeks Group LLC, St. Charles, who provided VA re-certification training in addition to Martha C. Brown, CELA and William Hubbard, CELA who discussed New POMS on SNTs and Attorneys Fees.  If you are interested in handouts, Click here for the registration form. Complete the form and mark “handouts”; return the form with your check. 

June 21st, 2019 – “Mastering Administration of Special Needs Trusts”: Click here for the Brochure and Registration Form.

2018 Winter Elder Law Symposium – November 29-30, 2018:  Click here for the full brochure.

2017 Winter Elder Law Symposium – November 30-December 1, 2017: Click here for the brochure.

Summer Membership Meeting and CLE Programs ~ July 28th, 2017
Advocating for the Nursing Home ResidentCarol Scott, Former Director of MO Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
ABLE Act in Missouri: Martha C.  Brown, CLEA, Fellow, CAP, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
HCBS Waiver Point System, Eligibility Factors, and How to Use When PlanningBarbara Reuter and Jessica Bax, Dept of Health & Senior Services; Mike Weeks, CELA, The Weeks Group

2016 MoNAELA Annual Symposium -”A Focus on Trusts in the Elder Law Practice“  December 2-3, 2016 –  Click here for the brochure.

2016 MoNAELA Summer Program “The Basics of Elder Law….come find the answers” - June 17th, 2016 - Click here for the brochure.

2015 MoNAELA Annual Elder Law Symposium – December 4-5, 2015 Click here to view the brochure

MoNAELA Summer Membership Meeting & CLE Program 10:00 am – 2:30 pm (Approved for 3.0 MCLE) Click here for the Agenda.

2015 MoNAELA Special Needs Trust Institute - May 29th, 2015 Click here for the brochure. 2014 MoNAELA Annual Elder Law Symposium -  December 5-6, 2014 Click here to view the brochure

Special Needs Trust Boot Camp – June 27, 2014 The training held at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood, KS was a great program packed with information and resources.  ”An excellent value” and “highly recommended to others” were just a few of the participant comments. Topics included:

  • Basics of SNTs
  • SSI & SNTs
  • Pooled Trusts
  • Corporate Trustees
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Drafting (d)(4)(A) Trusts
  • Taxation Issues n Special Needs Trust
  • SNT & Retirement Benefits
  • KC Special Needs Trust Experience
  • Case Law Update

Membership Meeting and Tax Issues Program - August 1-2, 2014  Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, MO was the location of the most recent Membership Meeting and MCLE program sponsored by MoNAELA.  Topics included:

  • Decanting, Update on the Reform of Guardianship Code
  • Income Tax Planning in Long Term Care
  • Tax Planning with IRAs, Rules Regarding Beneficiary Designations and Required Minimum Distributions
  • Basics of Tax Planning (Simple, Grantor, Complex Trust)
  • A Tax Day in the Life of an Estate (EINs, Sec. 645 elections, Filing a 706 in a taxable and non-taxable estate)
  • Designing Special Needs Trusts for Maximum Tax Efficiency
  • Powers of Appointment-Funding Formulas

In you have questions or desire additional information on either of these programs, please contact the MoNAELA office at 573.634.7772 or via email at