News & Events

October 23, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.
(Conference from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

“Condominium Concerns & Trends – An Open Forum”
New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute
Annual Condo Conference & Expo

Co-Presenters: Charles E. Vander Linden, Ken Bloom, Patricia Brawley, Russ Fernandes, Russell Martorana & Barbara Kansky
Sponsored by: CAI New England

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts


September 21, 2010 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
"Special Needs Trusts. What esate planners, elder lawyers, and personal injury lawyers need to know."

Co-Presenters:Attorneys Emily S. Starr, Neal A. Winston, Hyman G. Darling and Ken W. Shulman
Sponsored by: MCLE

Location: MCLE Conference Center, Boston, MA


September 2, 2010 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
"Special Needs Trusts. What esate planners, elder lawyers, and personal injury lawyers need to know."

Co-Presenters: Attorneys Emily S. Starr, Neal A. Winston, Hyman G. Darling and Ken W. Shulman
Sponsored by: MCLE

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Bedford, MA


June 25, 2009 (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) and July 16, 2009
"Special Needs Trusts, What estate planners, elder lawyers, and personal injury lawyers need to know"

Co-Presenters: Attorneys Emily S. Starr, Neal A. Winston, Hyman G. Darling and Ken W. Shulman
Sponsored by: MCLE


June 24, 2009 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
"Taking Control of Your Future Through Basic Estate Planning"

Presentation by Attorney Emily S. Starr
Location: Dodge Park Rest Home, Worcester, MA


June 18, 2009 (4 - 7 pm)
"The Supplemental Needs Trust Team, Pulling Together the Essential Components"

Co-Presenters: Attorneys Emily S. Starr, Hyman G. Darling and Cynthia R. Haddad
Location: Western Mass. Legal Services, Springfield, MA


April 17, 2009 (8:30 am - 10:30 am)
Financing Community Services for the Elderly and Disabled

Co-Presenters: Attorney Emily Starr and Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW
Location: Christopher Heights, Worcester
For: Worcester Area Geriatric Social Workers


March 13
Maximizing Community Benefits

Presenter: Attorney Laura Traiger
Location: Suffolk University


Feb 12 (7:00pm)
Presentation to parents of children with special needs.

Presenter: Attorney Laura Traiger
Location: Rehab Resources in Sturbridge, MA


Feb 12 (12:30pm)
In-service training to social workers and discharge planner.

Presenter: Attorney Laura Traiger
Location: St. Vincent Medical Center in Worcester, MA


January 29, 2009
Emily S. Starr to receive Scholar-Mentor Award

Ciota, Starr & Vander Linden is proud to report that Emily S. Starr, a founding partner of the Firm, has been chosen by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. to be one of four recipients of its annual Scholar-Mentor Award, to be presented at the association’s Annual Meeting on January 29, 2009. MCLE created the Scholar-Mentor Awards in 2007 to honor four MCLE volunteers each year who have “raised the bar” through their outstanding contributions to legal education and to acknowledge their exceptional service to the legal profession and their demonstration of the following qualities: excellence in teaching or writing for MCLE programs and publications; long-term service to MCLE as a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer; and recognized standing in the Massachusetts legal community. Attorney Starr, with Attorney Donald Freedman of Rosenberg, Freedman and Goldstein, a Newton-based firm, conceived the most important treatise for Massachusetts attorneys on elder and disability law, the three-volume, “Estate Planning for the Aged or Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts,” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She and Attorney Freedman have authored chapters in and edited every version of the treatise, now in its 3rd edition, 3rd supplement. They have also co-chaired annual MCLE programs on advanced topics in elder and disability law for twenty-five years. Attorney Freedman is also a recipient of this year’s award.
MCLE, Inc. has been the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on continuing education programs and practical reference materials for over 50 years. Originally begun as a committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association, MCLE was incorporated in 1969 as a joint venture of the MBA and the Boston Bar Association. To learn more, please visit www.mcle.org.


November 6, 2008
Presentation by Attorney Laura Traiger at a continuing education event sponsored by the Merrimack Health Group.

Location:
Vinny T's Restaurant
7 Boston Turnpike,
Shrewsbury, Masssachusetts
4:40 - 7:00 p.m.

Presentation Topic:
"Estate Planning Documents and How They Interface in a Medical Setting."
(For reservations, contact Amy Finkel at 508-791-4200, ext. 163).


November 3, 2008
Presentation by Emily Starr and Deborah Fins at 3rd Annual Conference of the Geriatric Care Managers of New England entitled "Enabling Frail Elders to Stay at Home: Combining Family Resources with Subsidized Services"


July 27, 2008
Emily Starr was named as one of three best elder law attorneys by the Boston Globe in a section entitled “Boston’s Best Lawyers."

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