Elder Law

The section reviews pending legislation and keeps its members appraised of changes in the laws. The goal is to provide practitioners with knowledge about elder clients and their legal concerns, and to educate the broader community. Members meet regularly each month, frequently hosting a speaker in a substantive area of this evolving field, providing CLE credits to its members. Topics include guardianship, conservatorship, Medicaid estate planning, health care, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, nursing home patient's rights, and elder abuse and exploitation. Many members of the section are also active in the Trust & Estate Section in areas of mutual interest. The section is responsible for the Senior Law Handbook, and furnishes its members with articles and new information.

October Meeting Information

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Section Meeting- 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 
CLE Program- 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

CBA Offices
1900 Grant St., Suite 900
Denver, CO 80203
Executive Conference Room

Free, no RSVP to attend.

To attend via conference call dial: 1-855-392-2520
The access code is: 9017998#


Financial Security and Cognitive Health

This presentation explores the intersection between financial security and cognitive decline, which has implications in law, medicine, social work and finance. Cognitive impairment increases with age and the first clinical signs are found in impaired financial decision making. As a result of these factors, older adults are at increased risk to be victims of fraud and exploitation. Issues regarding consent and capacity are necessarily affected. The lecture will explore risks and prevention strategies while discussing legal implications regarding the intersection of cognition and financial decision making.

Eric Chess MD, JD - Dr. Chess joined The University of Denver’s Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging in 2017. He is a physician and lawyer with a focus on prevention and well-being. Dr. Chess has over a decade of experience as both a hospitalist and a primary care physician in internal medicine. In his role at the University, Dr. Chess has launched and directed the Financial Security and Cognitive Health Initiative, a multidisciplinary research and education program involving business, law, medicine, neuropsychology and social work. He has developed and taught a class on this subject at the Sturm School of Law. 


Applied for one general CLE credit.

Call 303-860-1115 x727 if you have any questions.

Call in Instructions

Call in number - 855.392.2520

Access Code: 9017998#

***Reminder: Your telephone is like an open microphone and any noises that you make from your location are also transmitted to the people at the program by way of the conference system.  Along those lines, please note the following instructions to mute and unmute your line:

* 6 to Mute and to Unmute

If you have any questions please call Melissa Nicoletti or Rebecca Spence at the Colorado Bar Association, (303) 860-1115.

Executive Council

2018- 2019

Past Chair- Letty Maxfield

Chair- Arlene Barringer

Vice Chair- Brooke Brestel

Secretary- Sherene Stenger

Treasurer- Charles Spence

Member-At-Large: Shauna Clemmer, Letty Maxfield, Erin Connor, Tamara Trujillo

Elder Law Young Lawyers Division

Upcoming Events:
Mindfulness Yoga & Brunch: May 19
Rapids Soccer Game: June 13
DBA Annual Golf Tournament: June 15
Manitou Incline Climb: June 30

Upcoming Elder Law CLE Events

Elder Law in Colorado, Advanced Topics in 2018 - 25 Minute Elder Law Talks!

Oct 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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Elder Law in Colorado, Advanced Topics in 2018 - 25 Minute Elder Law Talks! - Webcast

Oct 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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Elder Law in Colorado, Advanced Topics in 2018 - 25 Minute Elder Law Talks! - Video Replay Denver

Dec 04, 2018 - Dec 04, 2018
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Elder Law CLE Homestudies

Elder Law in Colorado, Advanced Topics in 2018 - 25 Minute Elder Law Talks!

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10th Annual Elder Law Retreat

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2018 Legislative Update

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