Events & Seminars

Events & Seminars

Current Events & Seminars

September 6, 2018

Martha Brown and Courtney L. Fletcher will be co-presenting "ABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts" at the Missouri Bar 2018 Annual Estate, Trust and Elder Law Institute. For more information, Click Here.

September 8, 2018

Martha is presenting "Guardianships/Conservatorships and Legal Planning for People with Developmental Disabilities" at the Family Partnership Parent and Caregiver Retreat hosted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Family Partnership members are biological, step or foster parents, family members or legal guardians of children and youth with special health care needs. For more information about Family Partnership for this retreat, Click Here.

September 20, 2018

Martha is part of the planning committee for the first annual Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants Elder Law Conference. The MO Society of CPAs has partnered with The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys to present the Elder Law Conference for accounting and legal professionals. The topic of elder law has become relevant and immediate to a rapidly growing number of individuals. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to near the age of retirement, more practitioners than ever are having conversations with clients regarding social security, retirement planning and more. This conference discusses the important issues relevant to an aging population and prepares you for those often complicated conversations by arming you with the details and information you need. Plus, this is a great event to build your professional network! For more information or to register for this conference, Click Here.

September 28, 2018

Martha is presenting "Advanced Medicaid Planning Techniques" with attorney, Debra K. Schuster at the Missouri Bar Judicial Annual Conference. For more information, Click Here for a 50% discount. .

October 2, 2018

Martha is presenting "Guardianships/Conservatorships and Other Alternatives" to a group of coordinators with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program. For more information on CYSHCN, please Click Here.

October 4, 2018

Nikki Mitchell is participating in a panel discussion at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri's Annual Conference. The panel will review "Eligibility and Timelines: Public Benefits, Guardianship, Public Administration, SNTs and ABLE Accounts" to professionals in the field. For more information on the Annual Conference for professionals or the special family seminar on October 6th for survivors of brain injury and their families, please Click Here.

October 10, 2018

Martha is presenting "Long Term Care: A Need to Plan" at the American Parkinson's Disease Association's South County Support Group at Garden Villas South. For more information about support groups for the APDA, Click Here.

October 12, 2018

Please join us at the 18th Annual Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Trivia Night! Located at St. Joan of Arc Parish Center, 5821 Pernod Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 from 7:00 – 10:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Reserve your table of 8 for only $200. Water, soda and beer available for small donation, bring your own snacks! Door prizes, Silent Actions, 50/50 raffle! For more information or to reserve your table, Click Here.

October 17-19, 2018

Martha will be attending the 2018 Stetson University National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts in St. Petersburg, Florida. Celebrating 20 years, the 2018 National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts is the premier conference for anyone working in the field of special needs planning. The conference offers three pre-conference intensives Tax, Pooled SNTs and Veterans Benefits along with the two-day national conference. For more information or to Register, Click Here.

November 10, 2018

Please join us at the 2018 National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Louis Annual Gala. The Annual Gala celebrates leaders and champions in our community, partnering together to build and enhance services that improve lives for families and individuals living with mental illness. This event provides direct funding for family and community education programs that lead to positive life changes and an increase in empowerment for participants, allowing them to more effectively assist and support their loved one with mental illness in their journey toward recovery. The Annual Gala is attended by mental health service providers, hospital partners, educators, corporate sponsors, and ambassadors. For more information, Contact NAMI at 314-962-4670 or Click Here.

May 10, 2019

Martha is presenting on the topic of Divorce in Elder Law at the 2019 Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Conference in Dallas, Texas. For more information or to register for this conference, Click Here.

Past Events & Seminars

Martha C. Brown & Associates have enjoyed being a part of so many wonderful events and presentations that offered education, awareness and trainings. Check out some of the past events below.

March 29, 2018

Martha presented a live webinar "Special Needs Trusts" for Clear Law Institute.
In this practical webinar you will learn how to discuss Special Needs Trusts with clients who seek assistance. Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to plan and draft a SNT, identify the different types of SNTs, understand the relationship between SNTs and public benefits and learn how to select the appropriate trustee for a SNT. For more information or to listen to this webinar, Click Here!Use the Code: mabr35 for a 35% discount.

February 15, 2018

Martha presented a live webinar "Long Term Care Planning Essentials" for Clear Law Institute.
This practical webinar discusses and explains long-term care planning for clients who seek attorney's advice and assistance. Topics included Veterans Benefits and proposed changes in eligibility, Medicaid, Medicare (including the court ordered changes to rehabilitation care), and long-term care insurance. For more information or to listen to this webinar, Click Here! Use the Code: mabr35 for a 35% discount.

November 21, 2017

Martha presented "Long-Term Care Planning Essentials" to Lorman Education Center.

March 16, 2017

Martha presented "Long-Term Care Planning Essentials" to Lorman Education Center.
This webinar will help you gain the knowledge to be able to discuss and explain long-term planning with clients who seek your advice and assistance. To purchase the webinar at a 50% off discount, please Click Here.

March, 2017

Martha wrote an article for the Special Needs Alliance Voice Newsletter, "How In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Affects Benefits."
Please Click Here to view the article.


Martha joined the Board of Directors of a local organization, Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (HOPE).
HOPE's mission is to help older adults live with dignity and independence in the housing most appropriate to their circumstances. Martha is honored to have been asked to join the Board of Directors. She looks forward to helping HOPE achieve its mission. For more information on HOPE, Click Here


Martha joined the Executive Advisory Board for Fontbonne University College of Education and Allied Health Professions.
Martha is excited to participate in Fontbonne University's strive for excellence in higher education.

October, 2015

Martha wrote an article in the October 2015 – Vol. 9, Issue 10 of the Special Needs Alliance The Voice Newsletter.
"Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits"
The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program is the primary government benefit that provides income to people with disabilities. Whether or not a social security beneficiary needs a representative payee is a decision made by SSA based on the beneficiary's abilities. For the complete article, please Click Here.

September 2015

Martha presented a Webinar to Lorman Education Center
"Long-Term Care Planning Essentials"
This webinar will help you gain the knowledge to be able to discuss and explain long-term planning with clients who seek your advice and assistance. Topics include veterans' benefits and its proposed changes in eligibility, Medicaid, Medicare, including the court ordered changes to rehabilitation care, and long-term care insurance. This topic will include a discussion of estate planning document preparation and requirements for long-term care planning to help you distinguish and determine which benefit program best assists the clients who has sought your recommendations. The program will guide you to be able to review the client's estate planning documents to determine if the documents require changes in order to effectuate a specific long-term care plan. This topic is critical for those who are encountering clients with long-term care planning issues and to the information necessary to give an appropriate response
To purchase the webinar, please Click Here.

April-June 2015

Martha in NAELA News (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)
"Housing Issues In Special Needs Trusts: The Devil Is In The Details" In the April/May/June Edition of NAELA News, NAELA member Martha C. Brown, CELA, CAP, addresses the questions parents often ask Special Needs Planners about using the funds in a special needs trust to buy a house for the beneficiary.

February, 2015

Martha presents webinar on the topic of "Elder Abuse" with Q&A session
Martha presented a webinar on the topic of "Elder Abuse" and a with Q&A session at the 2015 Law & Aging Seminar hosted by the National Elder Law Foundation and Penn State. To listen to the webinar click here. To listen to the Q&A, click here.

January 28, 2015

Martha on Fox 2 News Concerning Elder Abuse
Elder abuse has made the news once again in St. Louis metro area. On January 28, 2015, Betsey Bruce of Fox 2 News did a report about a local man who was accused of neglecting his mother who was living in squalid conditions. In this instance, the elderly woman herself called the police. Once the police inspected the home, they contacted the Missouri Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline. Betsey interviewed Martha Brown about this on-going crisis concerning the elderly. Click here to read the story and watch Martha's interview.

November, 2014

Martha C. Brown &Associates Sponsor Alzheimer's Care &Conquer Education Series

care to conquer In order to build awareness, the Alzheimer's Association held their Care and Conquer Education Series from November 6-18, 2014. This series encompassed events at six different locations in the St. Louis Chapter area. This series featured internationally renowned scientists, authors and educators to provide information and resources about the latest in Alzheimer's early detection, treatment and care.

With a new case developing every 67 seconds, early detection and diagnosis are critical for legal and financial planning, accessing services and support, seeking opportunities for clinical trials and person-centered care among providers.

Click here to see a summary of the 2014 Care &Conquer Education Series. For more information about the disease, support services or research, please visit or call their Helpline at 800/272-3900.

November 12, 2014

Martha on KMOV TV News
On November 12, 2014, St. Louis' local KMOV TV station aired a broadcast pertaining to a home healthcare worker who is accused of stealing almost $61,000, for her personal use, from her client. In that broadcast, Jasmine Huda, a reporter for KMOV, interviewed Martha Brown about the bond between a client and their caregiver and how easy it is for the client to be taken advantage of.

March 11, 2014

Martha on the Professional Education Broadcast Network
Martha Brown did a webinar presentation for the Professional Education Broadcast Network. The topic of this Webinar was "Planning with Special Needs." Listen to the webinar.


October 15, 2013

Martha C. Brown in UMKC School of Law Alumni Magazine
Martha C. Brown's interview is featured in the article entitled, "The road less traveled" by David Engel in the Spring, 2014 edition of the UMKC School of Law Alumni Magazine, Res Ispa. Click here to read the article.

February 2013

Martha C. Brown Interviewed by Diane Keefe
Martha C. Brown was featured on the "Caring for Parents Together" caregiver talk show on Wed, February 6, 2013. Diane Keefe is a caregiver, author and speaker who hosts a Caregiver Talk Show on BlogTalkRadio which features professionals in the field of aging who provide services and resources for the elder population. The topics discussed on this show are "Filial Responsibility", "End of Life Issues" and families with a loved one that has "special needs".

Listen to CaringforParentsTogether on Blog Talk Radio


Martha C. Brown in NAELA News: Special Needs Law Section
Martha C. Brown writes an article "Website of Interest" in the Special Needs Law Section of the NAELA News, Volume 22, Issue 6. Click here to read the full article.

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