The 17th Annual Elder Law Short Course is designed for the Illinois elder law attorney who is dedicated to client service and eager to stay on the cutting-edge of legal issues affecting elderly clients and their families. This year’s program offers plenary sessions on eliminating barriers to legal access, navigating guardianship and power of attorney disputes, and legislative updates. In addition, you’ll get the latest on advising your clients about Medicaid (planning and application), judicial perspectives on guardianships, Illinois Trust Code update, and much more!
Registration includes post-event access to the online on-demand recording and all additional breakout CLE.
Understand practical skills that attorneys utilize every day, including effective legal writing in pleadings, presentation of motions, effective oral arguments, and the use of electronic court orders. Judge Chapman and Judge Skarin discuss organization and style in legal writing, key items to focus on when drafting for motion practice, and everyone’s favorite – motions to compel. They also discuss presentment of motions, and effective advocacy skills during oral argument.
The definition of mental health facilities was greatly expanded by In re Linda B, a Illinois Supreme Court case with significance for hospitals and nursing facilities who treat persons with a diagnosis of mental health issues. Learn how to get a client into or out of a mental health facility and how to get court orders for medication or for the use of electro convulsive therapy (ECT), which is being used more often for persons who are elderly and diagnosed with depression.