NAELA Minnesota Chapter


MN NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Chapter News and Events

Featured Article: Update on DHS' Treatment of Non-Homestead Life Estates and Intervention by MN NAELA Chapter: Laura Zdychnec of Long, Reher, Hanson & Price, P.A.

Sometime in 2010, the Department of Human Services ("DHS") distributed what has become known as the "Life Estate Memo" to county social services agencies. The undated and unsigned Memo postulates that a non-homestead life estate held by a community spouse must be counted against his or her community spouse resource allowance ("CSRA"), but will not be counted if held by the institutionalized spouse.  Because the Memo provides for differing treatment depending on which spouse owns the life estate, it also states that married couples must identify which of their combined resources will make up the CSRA before an eligibility determination is made. 

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Minnesota UnProgram Coming in 2019!

The chapter is busy organizing our first UnProgram to be held later this year. Date and location will be announced soon! This will be a member only event, so join our chapter now to stay up to date with all things Minnesota.

NAELA Updates

Practice Management During an Emergency

Read this NAELA News article along with the latest COVID-19 updates. Read More

NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 National Writing Award

University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award Read More

NAELA Supports SSA National Slam the Scam Day

NAELA supports the Social Security Administration’s National “Slam the Scam Day” on March 5, 2020, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the country. Read More

NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2020

NAELA supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March. Read More

Now Accepting Theresa Award Nominations

Deadline: March 4, 2020 - The Theresa Award is an annual community service award presented by the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation to a NAELA member in recognition of his or her advocacy and support of individuals with disabilities. Read More

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Francis J. Rondoni

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Francis J. Rondoni

Francis (Frank) Rondoni is a Partner and Shareholder at Chestnut Cambronne PA. Frank has been a trial attorney and litigator for more than 35 years, with a diverse practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Litigation, Probate related Litigation, Fiduciary Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Tort Litigation, Personal Injury, Business Representation, and Governmental Representation. Frank’s Civil Trial wo...
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Julianne Kocer

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Julianne Kocer

LLM in Elder Law
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