The 2019 Columbus Day seminar addresses the latest critical changes to Illinois family law, including thorough tax and case law updates. Learn how to use information on decision-making to obtain desired outcomes and how to make the best decisions (even under stress!). Understand exactly how DCFS Investigations work and hear from a panel of guardians ad litem, child reps, and judges.
Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
With the swift pivot to conducting mediation via online conferencing, the restrictions of COVID and quarantine need not delay your pending mediations. Learn suggested language and notifications to help your mediation participants be properly prepared for a virtual process and ensure that the confidentiality and privacy of the process is protected. The importance of being properly prepared for an online proceeding, in keeping with the duty of competence, is also reviewed.
This guide, created for attorneys who are planning for or serving the needs of persons no longer able to make decisions for themselves, assists in the crafting and implementation of plans for such instances.
The lack of affordable housing continues to challenge our communities and impacts a wide spectrum of people – from homeless youth and families to seniors, immigrants, working families, and individuals with disabilities. The need for affordable housing presents different challenges in different locations-- from gentrification in appreciating markets to the need for revitalization and redevelopment in others. Explore a variety of federal, state, and local financing and policy tools (from the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance to federal and state tax credits) that can be used to create, preserve and expand affordable housing in urban, suburban and rural communities.
As COVID-19 continues its deleterious effects on the economy, attorneys representing employees or employers need to understand employers’ obligations to their older employees when it comes to furloughs, layoffs, and severance packages that are compliant with the Older Workers Benefits Protections Act (OWBPA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), along with the EEOC’s recent guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws related to COVID-19.
There are nine Home and Community-Based Services Waivers (“HCBS”) in Illinois. This presentation provides information on each of the waiver programs, the services available through each program, how to access those services, the eligibility criteria for each program, and the potential planning opportunities for your clients.
Learn about unusual assets, like cryptocurrency, and how clients can own, title, and transfer them, along with related cybersecurity concerns. This course also covers electronic wills and issues related to remote witnessing, remote notarization, and custody of electronic documents.
Illinois is leading the way in the fight to protect the biometric information of its citizens with the state's historic passing of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Learn the basics about BIPA from both a Plaintiff and Defense perspective.