The Section encourages members to spend ten (10) hours a year engaged in Section activities including committee activities. The following is a list of the Elder
Law Section's Committees and information about each committee. If you are interested in joining a committee contact the Chair or Co-Chair of the particular committee
you are interested in and you will be informed of the next conf. call meeting.
For more specific information including meeting schedules, conference call-in instructions and committee materials, visit the committee’s page in the Members Section. Click here to login
The Advocate/Newsletter (Publications)
The publications committee shall be responsible for furnishing articles for publication in Florida Bar publications; for publishing and distribution of a section newsletter; and for publishing and distribution of written materials to the public, including the section website.
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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The CLE committee shall be responsible for arranging legal seminars and
similar programs for the education of attorneys in the field of elder law.
The budget committee shall be composed of the treasurer, the chair, and the chair-elect. The committee shall prepare proposed budgets and any amendments for submission to vote of the executive council.
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Steven E. Hitchcock Hitchcock Law Group
901 Chestnut St Ste D
Clearwater, FL 33756-5618
The membership committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to the executive council on affiliate membership; the membership directory; and any other
functions assigned by the chair of the section.
Meetings: None currently scheduled.
Donna R. McMillan
McCarthy Summers et. al.
2400 SE Federal Hwy Fl 4
Stuart, FL 34994-4556
The mentoring committee shall develop a mentoring program for section members, including but not limited to educational opportunities, mentor relationship
development, and mentoring opportunities.
The Mentoring Committee holds a mentoring call with CLE every other month over lunch with an expert in a particular area of elder law and members can ask questions of the expert. The call is free to all section members. For more information on the calls and the schedule watch for Section E-blasts announcing the calls or visit the Mentoring Committee page in the Members Section.
Stephanie M. Villavicencio
Zamora, Hillman & Villavicencio
3006 Aviation Ave Ste 4C
Coconut Grove, FL 33133-3866
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
The exploitation and abuse committee shall identify sources of crime and abuse against elder citizens, identify the appropriate respondent with respect to such
sources and what the response should be, determine whether appropriate actions are being taken and assess what legislative, agency, or other means may be necessary
to enhance the assistance available to elderly victims of crime and abuse. The committee shall also review, study, and recommend legislative, agency, and other
action to address the legal issues relating to age discrimination.
Meetings: First Thursday of each month at 12:00
Estate Planning and Advance Directives Committee, Probate
The estate planning and advance directives committee shall review, evaluate, assist, and provide planning strategies to the elderly and practitioners regarding
estate planning alternatives. In addition, the committee shall study and make proposals regarding health care advance directives.
Meeting Times: Quarterly meetings will be held on the following dates: January 14, 2016, and May 19, 2016. The meetings will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
2924 Davie Rd, Ste 102
Davie, FL 33314
The ethics committee shall review, study, and recommend legislative, agency, and other action to address ethical issues that arise in the legal and other
professions, including proposing codes of ethics in dealing with elderly persons for various professions.
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am
Attendance Policy for Meetings: NONE
The guardianship committee shall review, study, and recommend legislative, agency, and other action to address the problems arising under the Florida guardianship
statute and how better to implement the Florida Legislature's goals as stated therein.
Meetings: Second and fourth Wednesday each month at 12:00
Victoria E. Heuler
Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.
1677 Mahan Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32308-5454
The legislative committee shall from time to time study and make recommendations to the executive council regarding requests for the section to adopt a legislative
position, study and make recommendations to the executive council about legislative positions made by other sections, individuals or entities and to disseminate news
and opinions of proposed or enacted legislation on elder law matters among the various committees of the section.
Meetings: Every other Friday at 8:30 a.m. through 1/1/2016. Every Friday through the end of session.
Chiumento Selis Dwyer, P.L.
145 City Pl Ste 301
Palm Coast, Florida 321642481
Phone: 386.4458900 16
21 Suntree Pl Ste 100
Melbourne, Florida 329407600
The Medicaid and government benefits committee shall study and make proposals regarding the availability of and eligibility for Medicaid and other government
Meetings: First Tuesday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
John S. Clardy, III Clardy Law Firm, PA
243 NE 7th St
Crystal River, FL 34428-3517
Heidi M. Brown Osterhout & McKinney, P.A.
3783 Seago Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901-8113
Special Needs Trust
Veterans (VA) Benefits
The Veterans benefits committee shall alert members to benefits available to Veterans, available care settings for Veterans and to provide educational programs for
our members regarding various benefits and their respective eligibility rules.
Meetings: 6 lunch and learn CLE meetings. It is planned that an hour and half program will allow for a proper presentation and questions. These meetings will take place in the Tampa Bay Area, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Boca Raton and Sarasota. They will be held in the months of September, October, November, February, March and April.
Weylie Centonzio, PLLC
8240 118th Ave Ste 300
Largo, FL 33773-5014
The financial products committee shall review, study, and recommend consumer and attorney education as well as legislative, agency, and other action to address financial products, sales of inappropriate investments, sales techniques used to sell in appropriate investments to Florida’s elderly, and how to evaluate common financial products sold to and purchased by Florida elders. Meetings: 3rd Friday of every month at 2 p.m.
Marjorie Wolasky 9400 S. Dadeland Blvd., PH 4 Miami, FL 33156 Phone: 305-670-7005 Email: email@example.com
|Vice-Chair: Jill Ginsberg 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Ste 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Phone: 954-332-2310 Office: 954-827-0440 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Law School Liaison
The law school liaison is responsible for developing relationships with law schools throughout Florida.
Jason A. Waddell
Waddell & Waddell, P.A.
1108 N 12th Ave # A
Pensacola, FL 32501-3308
Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL)
The unlicensed practice of law committee shall review, study, and recommend, Bar rules, legislative, agency, and other action to address issues that arise with
regard to unlicensed practice of law.
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 4 pm
John R. Frazier Jd, Llm, PLC/Jos. Pippen PL
10225 Ulmerton Rd # 11
Largo, Florida 337713538
Phone: 727.586.3306 ext104
Leonard E. Mondschein
The Elder Law Center of Mondschein
10691 N Kendall Dr Ste 205
Miami, FL 33176-1595
The website/technology committee shall review and maintain an up-to-date website that is useful to members. It shall also review and make recommendations to
the executive council regarding additional technology and social media the section should be using to reach out to and educate section members and consumers on
issues related to elder law.
If you would like to have an update made to the website please email Jana McConnaughhay.
David A. Hook
The Hook Law Group
4918 Floramar Ter
New Port Richey, FL 34652-3300