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6:30 – 8:30 pmOpening Welcome Reception & Early Registration


7:30 – 8:30 amRegistration, Continental Breakfast, & Meet with Exhibitors
8:30 – 8:35 amOpening Announcements
8:35 – 10:30 amWhiteboard Session
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak with Exhibitors

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Concurrent Workshops Session 1 (1.25 credits)

A – Starting and Building an Elder Law Practice

B – Medicaid 101

C – Minor Guardianships and Conservatorships

12:00 – 1:00 pmLuncheon

1:00 – 2:15 pm


Concurrent Workshops – Session 2 (1.25 credits)

A – Guardianship & Consevatorship 101

B – Technology in Estate Planning and Elder Law

C – Special Needs Planning for Family & Loved Ones

2:15 – 2:30 pmBreak with Exhibitors

2:30 – 3:45 pm


Concurrent Workshops – Session 3 (1.25 credits)

A – Probate and Trust Litigation

B – High Net Worth – Taxable Estate Planning

C – Vulnerable Adults – Concerns, Signs, and Protection

3:45 – 4:00 pmBreak with Exhibitors

4:00 – 5:15 pm


Concurrent Workshops – Session 4 (1.25 credits)

A – Estate Planning for Business Owners

B – Medicaid 201

C – Avoiding Malpractice

6:30 – 8:30 pmDinner & Bingo (separate registration required)
7:30 – 8:30 amContinental Breakfast and Opening Announcements
8:30 – 9:00 amMedicaid Update
9:00 – 9:15 amLegislative Update
9:15 – 9:30 amIntroduction of Exhibitors & Sponsors
9:30 – 9:45 amBreak with Exhibitors

9:45 – 10:45 am


Concurrent Workshops – Session 5 (1.25 credits)

A – Unusual Assets and Issues in Probate

B –Power of Attorney Planning

C – TEDRA in Agreement

10:45 – 11:00 amBreak with Exhibitors

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Concurrent Workshops – Session 6 (1.0 credits)

A – Guardianships and Conservatorships 201

B – Special Needs Trusts-Drafting and Funding

C – Ethics and Clients with Diminished Capacity

12:00 pmMeeting Conclusion | Thank you for joining us and safe travels!


About the UnProgram

The “Unprogram” is an innovative design developed by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The program includes interactive presentations and facilitated discussions on issues relevant to Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys. During 6 breakout sessions small groups of attendees are guided by an experienced attorney facilitator to discuss the substantive issues and challenges of the designated topic. The format encourages and facilitates idea sharing, problem solving, and collaboration.


 Registration Fee Structure:

**Registration is open to Attorneys & Law Students ONLY**

Member: $450 | Non-Member: $525 | Student: $275

*10.5 Credit hours pending approval

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office via phone or email at (253) 525-5140 or waela@waela.org.



WAELA has a room block reserved for standard and deluxe rooms available at Campbell’s Resort. Make sure to book your room ASAP as standard rooms will go FAST!


Please call Campbell’s at 1-800-553-8225 and mention WAELA.
Reservation Group #: 709490 Reservation Group Name: WA Academy of Elder Law Attorney 

104 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
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About the Resort

Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan has been Washington state’s favorite family getaway resort since 1901. 170 lakeside guest rooms and 1800’ of private beach adorn the resort’s eight-acre site situated on Chelan’s historic downtown waterfront. Ideal for families, romantic escapes, or as a superb meeting site, Campbell’s features award winning dining, state of the art conference space and beautiful lakeside wedding venues. Walk to downtown shops, parks and trails or drive the short distance to Lake Chelan’s wineries and golf courses.

Learn more about the accommodations, dining, and local attractions here.


Consider partnering with WAELA in support of our mission to inspire and empower WAELA members to achieve excellence in providing legal services and advocacy that enhances the quality of life for seniors and persons with special needs.

Thank you to our conference exhibitor

COVID Safety

Planning is on track, and we are excited to gather once again in Lake Chelan this April for our Annual UnProgram Meeting! Many members have asked what safety precautions we will be taking in Lake Chelan, and particularly whether the meeting will have a vaccination policy. At this time we will not require attendees to submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend this program. 

In registering for the meeting, participants agree to comply with any federal, state, or local mask mandates, or other safety mandates, in place for indoor events until further notice.

The WAELA will continue to monitor all meeting health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe, healthy, and engaging meeting experience. We look forward to seeing you in Lake Chelan!

Kindest regards,

Your WAELA Programming & CLE Committee

CEU Info

The following CEU’s are available for WAELA’s UnProgram meeting. Until we receive authorization from the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) the below credit offering is planned, not approved.


Day 1 | Saturday, April 22, 2023
6.75 Law/Legal Credits (Pending Approval)

Day 2 | Sunday, April 23, 2023
3.0 Law/Legal Credits (Pending Approval)

Attendees will be required to sign-in and out each day of this meeting. All credits will be submitted to WSBA for participants based on this attendance record.