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Medicaid Estate Recovery CLE

Thursday, September 7, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Road, Piqua, OH 45356

Sponsored by: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project (GDVLP)

There is no charge to attend this seminar. Please register below prior to Thursday, August 24, 2017. Attendance is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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CLE Credit Hours

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 total CLE hours, with no hours of attorney professional conduct instruction.

Seminar Schedule

12:30 - 12:50

Registration

12:50 - 1:00

Opening Remarks
Melissa LaRocco

1:00 - 2:30

Medicaid Estate Recovery
Rebecca J. Steinhauser

  • About the federally mandated program and its beginnings.
  • The state recovers from the estate when a Medicaid recipient dies.
  • RC 5162.23 et. seq.
  • Who is subject to the recovery?
  • What is recoverable?
  • Who administers the recovery?

About the Presenters

Melissa S. LaRocco, Esq.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO)

Ms. LaRocco is Pro Bono Director for LAWO. She brings to the pro bono program a record of excellence in her work and a passion for the missions and clients of LAWO and its partner law firm Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE). Ms. LaRocco is a 2005 graduate of the Ohio Northern University College of Law and joined LAWO in 2005 as an AmeriCorps Attorney assigned to the Fremont office. In that position she represented clients in housing related cases and was involved in community organizations seeking to promote safe, affordable housing. Following the end of her AmeriCorps term of service in 2007, Ms. LaRocco remained at LAWO with the Fremont office as a staff attorney until September 2013, where she maintained a steady case-load, continued to be active in numerous community organizations and provided clients with high quality representation on a variety of legal issues and matters. Ms. LaRocco predominantly represented clients in domestic relations issues, public benefits and advanced directives. In 2013, Ms. LaRocco began her current position as Pro Bono Director for LAWO.

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Rebecca J. Steinhauser, Esq.
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)

Ms. Steinhauser is a 1996 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. She started her law career as an AmeriCorps attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, specializing in housing issues from 1996 through 1998. In 1999, she was hired as a full-time staff attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Ohio, specializing in public benefits, benefit planning and elder law.  She is currently the Managing Attorney for Health Care and Public Benefits at ABLE.

About LAWO

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a non-profit law firm that provides free, high-quality legal services in civil matters to low-income individuals, families, and groups to help them achieve equal opportunity, equality, and self-reliance within the community. Serving 32 counties in western Ohio, from offices in Dayton, Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Springfield, and Toledo, LAWO provides a full range of legal services, including negotiation, litigation, and community education. Special projects serve domestic violence victims, senior citizens, and migrant farmworkers.

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About ABLE

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) was founded in 1969 by a group of Toledo attorneys and community leaders. Its mission is to provide free, high-quality legal services in civil matters to low-income individuals, families, and groups to help them achieve equal opportunity, equality, and self-reliance within the community. In addition to serving individuals, ABLE remains dedicated to its original purpose of legal advocacy to promote systemic change that benefits large groups of low-income people. ABLE serves 32 counties in western Ohio from offices in Dayton, Defiance, and Toledo.

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About GDVLP

The Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project (GDVLP) creates innovative opportunities for attorneys to provide pro bono civil legal services to benefit persons with limited financial resources. Major areas of assistance are divorce, custody, consumer, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The GDVLP maintains a list of participating attorneys that numbers more than 750 in the Miami Valley.

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