31st Annual RPTE National CLE Conference


31st Annual RPTE National CLE Conference

31st Annual RPTE National CLE Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pre-Conference Program:

Disability and Medicaid Planning – What Can You Do on Your Own and When Do You Need to See a Specialist

The population is aging and individuals are concerned about whether they or their parents will need to qualify for some type of government benefits and whether these benefits can be acquired without having to spend all the individual’s resources. Special Needs Planning is often looked at with an eye towards a disabled child, but planning with the aging parent of a child with a disability is a growing issue. This three-part program is designed to provide useful information to the community at large including local bar associations, pro bono, legal aid, law schools, and attorneys who may not specialize in this practice area.

1:00 – 5:15 PM
$25; pre-registration required

Welcome Reception

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Welcome back to The Hub, The City on a Hill, The Cradle of Liberty, Beantown…Boston! All attendees are invited to attend this complimentary reception to help kick off the 31st Annual RPTE National CLE Conference.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Group & Committee Box Lunches

12:15 – 1:30 PM
Cost: $30

Attendees are encouraged to grab a box lunch and participate in RPTE group and committee discussions. This is an excellent opportunity to gather with a smaller group of attendees with common practice interests. All interested attendees are welcome to join in these topic-based discussions.

First-Time Attendee Reception

4:30 - 5:00 PM

We invite all first-time attendees of the National CLE Conference to meet and mingle with RPTE leadership for a short complimentary reception.

Sponsor Reception

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Join us for complimentary cocktails as we thank our 2019 conference sponsors for their generous support. For a complete list of our sponsors, see the last page of this brochure.

Conference Reception

7:00 – 10:00 PM
Cost: $50/attendee; $100/guest

Location: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center
Attendees and their guests are invited to attend this annual reception, held on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center with spectacular views of Boston. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served; transportation on own.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Trust & Estate Division Luncheon

Bright Thoughts from the Luminaries Panel

The speakers will provide guidance on conundrums, opportunities, risks, and surprises they find most interesting for estate planning in 2019.  In addition, the panel will address a curated selection of audience questions submitted in advance via the event app. Plated lunch will be served.

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
(11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch; 12:15 – 1:15 PM: CLE presentation)
Cost: $50


Real Property Division Luncheon

Weathering the Storm: "Resilient Boston Harbor" and the Past, Present, and Future of Resiliency in Boston Harbor and Coastal Development in the City of Boston

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
(11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch; 12:15 – 1:15 PM: CLE presentation)
Cost: $50

In October 2018, Mayor Martin J. Walsh introduced his plan to ensure Boston is ready for the next big storm. The plan, entitled "Resilient Boston Harbor," is an attempt to set forth strategies to enable the City of Boston and neighboring coastal municipalities to fend off rising seas and to enable better access to Boston's 47-mile shoreline. "Resilient Boston Harbor" is just the latest in a long line of resiliency policy in the City of Boston. This panel will take a closer look at "Resilient Boston Harbor" and past resiliency efforts impacting Boston Harbor and coastal development in the City of Boston and other affected municipalities. Plated lunch to be served.