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This course will qualify for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education for paralegals, including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, toward the eligibility requirements of the Florida Registered Paralegal Program.
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
MALCOLM F. BARLOW is the owner of Malcolm F. Barlow, Attorney at Law where he practices in the areas of elder law, probate, personal injury and real estate. He has been involved in probate practice since 1978 and has litigated probate issues, including the admission of wills. Mr. Barlow is a frequent lecturer at seminars on elder law and probate matters. He is a past president of the Manchester Bar Association, and is a member of the Hartford County and Connecticut bar associations. Mr. Barlow is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of NAELA. Mr. Barlow earned his B.A. degree, in English, from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut.
ELIZABETH N. BYRNE is an attorney with Farrell Geenty Sheeley Boccalatte & Guarino, P.C. Ms. Byrne concentrates her practice in the areas of wills and trusts, elder law, conservatorships, and probate law. She regularly represents clients in the preparation of their last will and testaments, powers of attorney, living wills or health care proxies, trusts, and in the estate settlement process. As an elder law attorney in Connecticut, Ms. Byrne has received the Outstanding Member award from the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT NAELA) in 2008 and 2009 and the CT NAELA President's Award in 2015. She is a frequent speaker for the AARP and the Alzheimer's Organization among other community professional organizations, local nursing homes and health care facilities. In 2017, Ms. Byrne was honored to present with the Honorable Joseph D. Marino on the topic of the Uniform Adult Guardianship Laws for the Probate Court Assembly/Connecticut Bar Association joint estates and probate seminar. She is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Middlesex County Bar Association; Elder Law and Estates and Probate sections of the Connecticut Bar Association; Probate and Real Property Section of the American Bar Association; and member of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Out-of-Staters sections. Ms. Byrne is the editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney's Practice Update. Her own articles include: "A to Z (Zoe) of Household Employees," "Understanding the Medicare Hospice Benefit," "A Review of VA Benefits," "Medicaid Rules Regarding Liens on Home Property," "Practitioners Should Prepare Principals and Attorneys-in-fact for the Increased Likelihood of Fiduciary Accountings After Bach and Decision," "How to Select a Nursing Home," and "New Federal Tax Basis and Reporting Rules Apply to Certain Decedents’ Estates." She received her bachelor's degree from Siena College and her law degree from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Byrne is an accredited VA Claims Attorney.
REBECCA A. HAJOSY is an attorney with Hajosy Law LLC, practicing in the areas of is an elder law, trusts and estate, probate and disability/special needs attorney. Her practice focuses on advising older clients and their families, and clients with special needs, regarding their estate planning options, including asset preservation and obtaining public benefits. Ms. Hajosy is an accredited Veteran Affairs Claims Attorney (VACA) and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She was the President Elect of the Connecticut chapter of NAELA (2017) and is on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, where she has served on the Diversity and By-Law Committees. Ms. Hajosy is on the West Hartford Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities. In addition to her work as an attorney, she is a longtime professor at the University of Hartford where she teaches Probate Practice and Elder Law. Ms. Hajosy is a frequent speaker offering seminars and courses on all topics within her practice areas. She received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Texas State University and her J.D. degree from University of Denver College of Law. Ms. Hajosy is admitted to practice in the States of Connecticut and Utah.
ROBERT J. SANTORO is an attorney with the law firm of Knott & Knott, LLC. Mr. Santoro practices in the areas of probate, wills, trusts and estates. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he concentrated in health care law (with honors). There, Mr. Santoro served as the executive managing editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. Before law school, he received his B.S. degree, in biology, from Boston College and received his master's of theological studies, with a concentration in bioethics, from Boston College. Mr. Santoro is admitted to practice in Connecticut state and Federal Court and is a member of the Connecticut and New Haven County bar associations.