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CANHR's 23rd Annual Elder Law Conference
Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23, 2019
Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA

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Conference Profile

Course Description

Conference participants will be able to choose from fourteen different sessions on a variety of elder law issues, including an Ask the Experts session with staff from the Department of Health Care Services, 1 hour of ethics on legal and ethical estate planning and litigation issues, plus intensives on Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Trusts and Elder Financial Abuse.

Who Should Attend?

These sessions are designed for legal services staff, private bar estate planners and elder abuse litigation attorneys, and professional advocates interested in long-term care and advocacy. Most of the sessions assume basic knowledge of either Medi-Cal or elder abuse issues.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Registration for the pre-conference session will be held from 8:00-9:00am on Friday, November 22. This session will run from 9:00-11:30am and will include 2.5 hours of MCLE credit.


  • Registration for the conference will be from 12:00-1:00pm on Day One, Friday, November 22, with sessions running from 1:00-5:00pm.
  • The “Meet the Speakers” reception with a no-host bar will be held on Friday, November 22, from 5:00-7:00pm.
  • Registration on Day Two will be from 7:15-8:15am, with a continental breakfast and buffet lunch included on Day Two. Sessions on Day Two will run from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Continuing Education Credits

MCLE Credits: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. CANHR certifies that these activities have been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3.25 hours on Day One, and 6.5 hours on Day Two, of which 1 hour on Day Two will apply to legal ethics.

Legal Specialization: A number of the estate planning sessions qualify for Legal Specialization credits in the field of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. A listing of approved sessions will be available.


Faculty members are all recognized experts in the areas of Estate Planning for Long Term Care, Elder Abuse Litigation, Health Care and Long-Term Care. A full list of faculty will be provided with the conference materials.

Sponsorship Information

Please download this Sponsorship Opportunities form for further information: SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FORM (pdf)

The 23rd Annual



Registration Information

Tuition for CANHR’s 23rd annual Elder Law Conference is $680. Fees include conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch on Day Two and a meet-the-speakers reception on Day One, Friday, November 22, 2019. A confirmation letter will be mailed to you once you have registered.

Method of Payment: Payment can be made via credit card through the CANHR registration site or via check made out to CANHR. No credit card payments (only checks) will be accepted at the door, so register early and send in payment early.

Pre-Conference Sessions: Add another $100 to your registration fee if you wish to attend one of the pre-conference sessions and check the applicable box. Note: The pre-conference session is not available to anyone not registered for the full Elder Law Conference. The Long Term Care Staffing Intensive is restricted to plaintiff bar attorneys only.

For IOLTA-funded legal services program staff: 30 scholarships through the Timothy Millar Legal Services Scholarship Fund will be offered to Qualified Legal Services Program staff (see this link for list of qualified programs) Scholarships are on a First Come/First Serve basis and are limited to one per program, unless there are extra. Please email to request a scholarship.

Conference materials are available free to any qualified legal services program staff that cannot attend the conference. Contact after the conference if you wish to have a copy of conference materials.


Registration and fees received by Friday, November 15, 2019 will qualify for mail-back registration confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing in the CANHR office by Friday, November 15, 2019 will be refunded subject to a $50.00 handling fee. Cancellations received after Friday, November 15, 2019 are not refundable.

No refunds will be given to those who register but who do not attend the conference.

Special Needs

Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. If you have special dietary or physical needs that we can accommodate, contact or the CANHR office at (415) 974-5171.

Site Logistics

CANHR prohibits the use of tape recorders without prior approval. CANHR suggests you bring a sweater due to fluctuations in room temperature. Water service is provided at each table. You will be asked to turn off cell phones and pagers during the sessions.

For Your Comfort

CANHR suggests you bring a sweater due to fluctuations in room temperature. Water service is provided at each table. You will be asked to turn off cell phones and pagers during the sessions. CANHR prohibits the use of tape recorders without prior approval.

Hotel Information

Monterey Plaza Hotel

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Conference Travel Information


Call the hotel by October 25, 2019 for discounted room rates. Reserve early! Limited number of rooms at the discounted rate.

Reserve a room by October 25, 2019 for a special conference rate as low as $180 for Inland View rooms, single or double occupancy. Ask reservations for reduced rates on Ocean View and Ocean View/Balcony rooms as well. Special rates only apply to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11/21, 11/22 and 11/23, 2019.

Rates listed do not include the $20 resort fee that provides valet parking with in and out privileges (normally $29), wireless internet access in-room, use of the fitness center and whirlpool tubs, local calls, and a newspaper delivered daily to your room.

To receive these special rates please call (800) 334-3999 and mention the group name, CANHR Elder Law Conference. Use the following link to reserve online. (Please note: link does not work on mobile devices)

To book dates before and after November 21, 22 & 23 or, to book Ocean View and Ocean View/Balcony rooms, you must call reservations directly, they cannot be booked online with the above link.


Monterey Airbus Shuttle offers 16 shuttle trips daily from both San Francisco and San Jose airports to and from the hotel. Reservations recommended. Call (831) 373-7777 or visit for rates and schedules.


The hotel provides valet parking ONLY (no self-parking) for overnight guests included in the $20 resort fee. In and out privileges permitted. Non-guest parking is $22 per day.

Questions? Call the CANHR office @ (415) 974-5171