The 63rd Annual Estate Planning Short Course offers more than 18 hours of advanced instruction on Illinois estate planning law through carefully crafted sessions led by experienced estate planning attorneys.
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.
Data security, cybersecurity, digital assets, encyrption -- the ethical practice of law now requires attorneys to understand these issues and how they may affect the privacy and security of their offices, their clients, and their staff. This program examines how these concerns fit in the context of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and also how lawyers can take practical steps to protect themselves and their clients.
Step-by-step instruction for laying foundations for modern types of evidence, including: emails; voicemails and voice memos; media recovered from cell phones, computers, and the Internet; Internet web addresses; automated video recordings; Internet Protocol (IP) addresses; text and SMS messages; social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, messaging applications); computer-generated animations and videos.
Illinois has a law regarding how fiduciaries can access digital assets, but it is still tricky for estate planning professionals to navigate a client’s digital assets. Learn practical and timely pointers for addressing a client’s digital assets in the estate planning and administration process, including particular considerations for corporate fiduciaries.