How to Build and Elder Law Practice – D03

Estates and Probate/Elder Law/Tax Law Track
Elder Law Section

Session D: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About the Program
Elder law isn’t simply about writing wills. It’s also about understanding the aging process and meeting the unique legal wants and needs of seniors. Elder law practitioners must be knowledgeable in the various areas of law in which older people or their families are likely to seek advice: asset protection, estate planning, conservatorships, nursing home care and contracts, Medicare, Medicaid and other public benefits, reverse mortgages, and elder abuse.

You Will Learn

  • How to establish an elder law practice, including where to find education and resources to begin practicing in this highly gratifying and dynamic field
  • The ethics of representing clients with diminished capacity
  • Practical tips for focusing a practice on elder law


Amy E. Todisco, Braunstein & Todisco PC, Fairfield

Attorney Todisco holds Bachelor of  Arts with Honors in Government  (Skidmore College), Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (Taxation) degrees (University of Bridgeport); is a frequent lecturer on estate planning, Medicaid and related elder law planning matters (including Wills, Powers of Attorney,  Health  Care  Directives,  Conservatorships  and  Medicaid/Title  19  planning)  and  is active in a myriad of community and professional organization activities. Amy’s practice concentration is in the fields of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.

Amy’s professional activities have included: the Greater Bridgeport  Bar Association (President and Member of the Board of Directors; and Chairperson of the Taxation Section; Chairperson of  the Estates and Trusts Section), the Connecticut Bar Association (Member of the House of Delegates; Member of the Executive Committee, Treasurer, Vice Chair and currently Chair of the Elder Law Section; Member of the Committee on Section and Committee Oversight; Member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section; and Elder Law Editor of the Connecticut Bar Journal), and the American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section and the Taxation Section), the Fairfield County Women’s Bar Association (Member of its Executive Committee, Treasurer and as its Vice-President) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (President of the Connecticut Chapter).


Lisa N. Davis, Davis O’Sullivan & Priest LLC, New Haven

Deborah J. Tedford, Tedford Law Firm PC, Mystic


2.0 CLE Credits (CT: 1.5 General, 0.5 Ethics; NY: 1.5 AOP, 0.5 Ethics)