Mark’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

For those of you who are interested, I’ve added a few speaking engagements which are not yet on our website’s calendar. My partner Annette tends to speak more to the general public and parents’ groups, and I tend to speak mostly to lawyers, so I apologize that most of what I’ve listed here isn’t for the general public.

First, I’ll be lecturing Professor Katherine Pearson’s Advanced Seminar in Law, Aging, and Policy at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickenson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on March 19, 2015. The lecture will be video recorded for the National Elder Law Foundation’s archives and available online to all Certified Elder Law Attorneys. I’m pretty sure I’ve settled on the topic of “Massachusetts Medicaid’s Attack on Irrevocable Trusts: Coming Soon to a State Near You?” but I reserve the right to change my mind. Sorry, this one’s not open to the public.

Next comes the all-day Suffolk University Law School Elder Law Institute XXI on April 10, 2015 presented in conjunction with the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The Chapter’s President-Elect, Margot Birke, has come up with a doozy of a topic for this year: “Dissecting Trust Agreements – What Makes Them Work?” I’ll be one of seven “tourguides” taking the audience on a walk through a typical, basic trust, clause by clause, discussing why it is there, what it means, options, and so forth. This one is open to anyone, although I expect the audience to be all lawyers, and there is a tuition of $250 ($200 for Mass NAELA members and law school alum). You can learn more and register at

Finally, on May 19, 2015 I’ve been asked to speak to the Leahy Clinic’s Multiple Sclerosis Support Group in Lexington, Massachusetts. The topic is yet to be determined, or it may end up being a spontaneous Question & Answer session, which I always find a lot of fun. This one is open only to the Support Group.


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