Events & Seminars
Current Events & Seminars
February 9, 2019
Martha is presenting "Important Legal Documents for Everyone" at the "And At the Last" Seminar at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
For more information about this event and other events at St. Timothy's, Click Here.
March 7-9, 2019
Martha is attending the Special Needs Alliance Annual Spring Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national organization comprised of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.
The SNA is an invitation-only organization. SNA membership is based on a combination of relevant legal experience in the disability and elder law fields, direct family experience with disability, active participation with national, state and local disability advocacy organizations, and professional reputation. As a result, an SNA member will have an average of 18 years of relevant legal experience, with no member having practiced law for less than 5 years. The majority have been certified as Elder Law Attorneys (CELAs) by the National Elder Law Foundation, the certifying entity for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
For more information about the SNA, Click Here.
March 20, 2019
Martha is co-presenting with Courtney Fletcher on Special Needs Trusts vs. ABLE Accounts to the Greene County Estate Planning Council CLE in Springfield, Missouri. For more information on the Greene County Estate Planning Council, Click Here.
May 4, 2019
Please join NAMI St. Louis for their annual Walk at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. NAMIWalks brings together thousands of individuals and supporters to celebrate mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness in mental illness. Since the first NAMI St. Louis walk 15 years ago, NAMIWalks has grown to over 1,200 participants, raising over $125,000 annually to help continue NAMI St. Louis programs.
For more information on NAMIWalks, 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.
May 20-21, 2019
Martha is co-presenting with Barb Helm from Arcare "End of Life Issues for People with Intellectual Disabilities" at the Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference. The annual conference brings aging and developmental professionals together to learn about the best support models and practices and learn about current information on aging with developmental disabilities. To register for the conference, Click Here.
June 7, 2019
Martha is co-presenting with David English on Guardianships and Supporting Decision Making, Less Restrictive Alternatives at the 2019 Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference in Osage Beach. To Register, Click Here.
Past Events & SeminarsNovember 8, 2018
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.
Martha presenting a live webinar "Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Recovery" for Lorman Education Center. This practical webinar discusses estate planning strategies that will help better recognize your client's eligibility for Medicaid programs. To listen to the webinar at 50% off, Click Here.March 29, 2018
Martha presented a live webinar "Special Needs Trusts" for Clear Law Institute.February 15, 2018
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.
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.March, 2017
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.
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).2016
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.
Martha wrote an article in the October 2015 – Vol. 9, Issue 10 of the Special Needs Alliance The Voice Newsletter.September 2015
"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.
Martha presented a Webinar to Lorman Education CenterApril-June 2015
"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.
Martha in NAELA News (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)February, 2015
"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.
Martha presents webinar on the topic of "Elder Abuse" with Q&A sessionJanuary 28, 2015
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.
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.
Martha C. Brown &Associates Sponsor Alzheimer's Care &Conquer Education SeriesNovember 12, 2014
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 www.alz.org or call their Helpline at 800/272-3900.
Martha on KMOV TV NewsMarch 11, 2014
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.
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 MagazineFebruary 2013
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.
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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