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The Annual Exploitation Conference

Navigating the Murky Waters of Legal Planning Today

October 12-14, 2016 – The Historic Wakulla Lodge

The Annual Exploitation Conference is the legal continuing education conference devoted to covering the difficult topics of national importance for general practice, estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law attorneys. From in-depth discussions on litigation against practicing elder law attorneys to the importance of the emerging field of elder mediation and strategies for handling complex fiduciary responsibility, this conference dives deep into the topics every practicing attorney must know. Attendees will receive robust materials to work from during the presentation and to take back to their practices for daily use.

Just a Few of the Compelling Topics

The Murky World of Medicaid – Issues Arising After the Application is Filed
VA and Medicaid Planners Beware – The 5 Ways You’re Going to Get Sued
Successfully Handling Multi—Generational Staff Challenges
Incapacitated Client Rights and Evidentiary Issues Arising in Guardianship and Conservatorship
Discrimination and Business Succession Issues You Didn’t Know You Were Facing
Who Do You Represent? How to Successfully Advise the Fiduciary

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We look forward to having you in attendance at The Annual Exploitation Conference where you can get up to 24 hours of CLE credit including valuable ethics and health and wellness credit. Click this link to register right now for one, two or all three days of this exciting and dynamic conference.

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Location

Surrounded by 6000 acres of pristine forest, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is North Florida’s castle. Built in 1937 by industrialist Edward Ball the Lodge is not only one of the most beautiful buildings of its period, but also one of the few where you can stay overnight. Located in the middle of Wakulla Springs State Park, the Lodge’s rooms overlook one of the country’s largest springs.
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Hollywood has visited the Lodge on many occasions. The beauty of its surroundings combined with the size and depth of the clear spring has let movie makers transform the Springs into the jungles of Africa or South America. The first film shot at the Springs was “Tarzans Secret Treasure” in 1941, staring Johnnie Weismuller as Tarzan and Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane. LodgeFilmPosters3 This film put the Lodge and the Springs on the map as both a location to visit, and a location to produce films. Edward Ball, the owner of the Lodge at the time, encouraged this. In 1954 the underwater scenes for the 3D film “Creature from the Black Lagoon” were filmed at the Springs. This film was shot in two parts, with underwater swimming doubles being shot at Wakulla Springs and the land crew shooting in California.

A short drive will bring you to several of the Florida panhandle beaches that annually are ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s beaches. If you enjoy college football, we will help you coordinate tickets to the game over the week. This event is perfect to come to for the important CLE information you need and to stay through for the long weekend. Check out our information on our Bring Your Family webpage.
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The historic lodge does have a limited number of rooms available to stay in. Reserve your hotel room now at 850-421-2000. Our special conference rate is $109 – $127 per night. Close by hotels include: The Wildwood Inn at 850-926-4653, The Sweet Magnolia Inn at 850-925-7670, Aloft Tallahassee Downtown 866-264-5744, and Hotel Duval 850-224-6000.

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Fun For The Whole Family!

Remember when you used to attend CLEs and you could bring your whole family for a mini-vacation, knowing that events would be planned for them throughout the conference? We are doing that again at The Annual Exploitation Conference. Each day there will be coordinated events focusing on all the fun and beauty of Florida’s Forgotten Coast. We are creating an agenda with multiple events to be a part of. Want to stay for the weekend and shop local or go to the Florida State Game? Just let us know when you sign up. Regardless of their age, we will have fun for the whole family while you are in your CLE.

Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The focus of the first day of The Annual Exploitation Conference is an interactive legal practice development training course for all the attendees. It will be presented by industry leaders in legal practice development. Attendees are encouraged to openly share experiences, ask questions and will receive live personal feedback in a confidential teaching environment. This session is presented with instruction and robust materials to work from during the presentation and which attendees can take back to their practices for daily use. Space is limited to the first 35 registrants for this day only.

10:00 – 11:00 AM– TOP 3 FREQUENTLY SEEN CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

11:00 – 12:00 PM – NETWORKING PROFESSIONALISM – IS IT A DAILY OBLIGATION?

12:00 – 12:30 PM – LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 PM – HOW YOU CAN STOP HURTING YOUR PROFITABILITY

2:00 – 3:30 PM – $5 OR $750? THE MARKETING SPEND THAT GETS THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY

3:30– 5:00 PM – MARKETING CONTENT WHITE BOARD SESSION

5:15 – 6:00 PM – SPECIAL SESSION – WHY ELDER LAW AND EXPLOITATION MATTERS TO MY PRACTICE AREA


Day 2 – Thursday, October 13, 2016

The second and third days of The Annual Exploitation Conference cover topics of national importance for general practice, estate planning, and elder law attorneys. The topics cover in-depth discussions focusing on changing demographics, litigation against practicing attorneys, the emerging field of elder mediation and fiduciary responsibility that attorneys must know. Attendees will receive robust materials to work from during the presentation and take back to their practices for daily use.

7:30 – 8:30 AM – BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

8:30 – 8:45 AM – WELCOME REMARKS
Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method

8:45 – 9:45 AM – THE CHANGING FACE OF YOUR PRACTICE
Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Founder of practice42

9:45 – 10:45 AM – THE MURKY WORLD OF MEDICAID – ISSUES ARISING AFTER THE APPLICATION IS FILED
Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method, and Emma Hemness, Esquire, The Law Office of Emma Hemness, PA

10:45 – 11:00 AM – BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 PM – VA AND MEDICAID PLANNERS BEWARE – THE 5 WAYS YOU’RE GOING TO GET SUED!
Gerald Hemness, Esquire, The Law Office of Emma Hemness, PA

12:00 – 1:00 PM – LUNCHEON  Special Guest Presentation on Law and Technology from Lawyers with Purpose

1:15 – 2:15 PM – SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING MULTI-GENERATIONAL STAFF CHALLENGES

Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Founder of practice42

2:15 – 3:15 PM – FRAUD, ABUSE, THEFT AND EXPLOITATION – THE NATIONAL LAW UPDATE
Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method

3:15 – 3:30 PM – BREAK

3:30 – 4:15 PM – SAVING YOUR PRACTICE FROM BRAND DAMAGING CASES AND LAWSUITS
Sandi Copes Poreda, APR, President, Bulldog Strategy Group

4:15 – 5:15 PM – CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? THE ROLE OF THE ELDER LAW MEDIATOR
Panel Discussion: Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method, J. Michael Hickox, Esquire, Huron Valley Law Center, Gregory G. Gay, Esquire, The Nature Coast Law Offices of Gregory G. Gay, PA., and Karen Campbell

6:00 PM – DINNER/RECEPTION


Day 3 – Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 AM – BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

9:00 – 10:15 AM – INCAPACITATED CLIENT RIGHTS AND EVIDENTIARY ISSUES ARISING IN GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP
Patrick Sullivan, Esquire, The Law Offices of Patrick Sullivan

10:15 – 11:30 AM – THE LAST MAN STANDING – CAN YOU BE YOUR CLIENT’S AGENT, PR AND TRUSTEE?
Donna Wilson, Esquire, Wilson Law, PLC

11:30 – 11:45 AM – BREAK

11:45 – 12:30 PM – LUNCHEON – THE DARK SIDE OF DABBLING – THE 5 THING TO KNOW IF YOU OFFER LEGAL ADVICE TO ANYONE OVER 60
Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, Donna Wilson, Esquire,and Audrey Erhardt, JD, CBC

12:30 – 1:45 PM – HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR FIELD WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND

Professor Lawrence S. Krieger, Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Externship Programs, The Florida State University College of Law

1:45 – 3:00 PM – WHO DO YOU REPRESENT? HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADVISE THE FIDUCIARY PANEL DISCUSSION
Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method, Emma Hemness, Esquire, The Law Office of Emma Hemness, PA, and Donna Wilson, Esquire, Wilson Law, PLC , Williamsburg, Virginia

3:00 – 3:15 PM – BREAK

3:15 – 4:15 PM – DISCRMINATION AND BUSINESS SUCCESSION ISSUES YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE FACING
William Nabors, Jr., Esquire, Nabors Trust Law, Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Founder of practice42, Twyla Sketchley, Esquire, The Law Offices of Twyla Sketchley and Founder of The Sketchley Method, and J. Michael Hickox, Esquire, Huron Valley Law Center

4:00 – 5:00 PM – MARKETING AND ETHICS – IT’S NOT AN OXYMORON
Audrey Ehrhardt, JD, CBC, Founder of Practice42