Member Of

CAP Program/Steering Committee
Massachusetts Chapter
Practice Development Practice Management
dbo.fn jc Profile(vBoCsContact.ID)
Stephen J. Spano, CELA, CAP
PO Box 1345 Saugus, MA 01906-0645
(781) 231-7800
(781) 231-7900


Tips On Running a Successful (Profitable) PracticeOften great lawyers are found in struggling practices because great legal skills don’t always equate to great business skills. This session will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of running a law firm as a business, including time management and time keeping, managing systems, leverage, efficiency, and more. All of which add up to a practice which is as financially rewarding as it is spiritually. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss various methods of law practice management which have been successful, and analyze how they may adopt and apply similar methods to their own practices.
Video Conference Technology for Elder Law AttorneysWeb-based video conferencing is changing how some elder law firms allocate limited time, expanding how they deliver legal services, allowing firms to offer a more personal client experience,
Alternative Housing Quality IndicatorsKey considerations for seniors with disabilities.
Practice Development (2014)There are a variety of ways to build a flourishing elder and special needs law practice. This session will offer unique perspective from two successful attorneys who have approached the multi-faceted question of practice development question differently.
Medicaid Fundamentals (2013-BW)This session provides an overview of the federal Medicaid laws that apply to eligibility for benefits. Presentation includes a review of the evolution of the laws that modified the program to its current form, including the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and its applicability to Medicaid planning for long-term care. ( DRA LTC )
Engaging the Staff: Compensation Packages (2013-ANNUAL)Successful law firms know how to develop a committed staff who shares the goals and visions of the principals. Learn from those who have perfected the model through inspiration and competitive compensation packages.
Best Apps for Law PracticesSelf-professed tech-geek, attorney Stephen Spano, will conduct an interactive program on the successful use of the iPad (and to a lesser extent, Android based tablets) in a thriving elder law practice. This interactive program will cover the selection and use of specific applications useful to elder law attorneys, including time tracking, billing, credit card payments, brainstorming, ethics, case law updates, continuing education, productivity, note taking, client communications, due diligence, marketing, seminar development, contact management and much more. This presentation is a "must attend" for those lawyers wishing to "WOW" clients and keep abreast of the cutting edge of technology to enhance and grow their elder law practice. Be sure to bring your iPad. If you have an Android based tablet be sure to bring it as most applications are cross platform.
Medicaid FundamentalsThe course will provide an overview of the Federal Medicaid laws that apply to eligibility for member benefits. Presentation will also include a review of the evolution of the laws that modified the program to its current form, including the Deficit Reduction Action of 2005 and its applicability to Medicaid planning for long term care.
This is a tooltip for the edit command button
Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, Fellow, CAP

Featured Member

Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, Fellow, CAP

Elder Law Associates PA is a boutique elder law firm practicing exclusively in Medicaid and long-term care planning including long term care insurance, Medicaid applications, home and community-based Medicaid waiver services, diversion program benefits, nursing home benefits, spousal refusal applications, Medicaid fair hearings and appeals; nursing home and assisted living facility residents’ rights litigation; asset preservation planning, includ...