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Law Office Management – What Keeps Owners and Managing Partners Awake at Night

Identify the top ten management issues that keep owners and managing partners awake at night, as well as various solutions that should help them get some sleep. Learn how to find, train and retain attorneys and staff; improve cash flow; market and develop your firm; and much more!

Life Care Plans – A Tool for the Elder Law Attorney and Their Clients

Although historically used within personal injury litigation to detail future damages, the Life Care Plan can be immensely beneficial to elder law attorneys and their clients, with applications re: advanced directives, including future asset allocation, trust administration, and the development of accurate guardianship budgets. Learn how a Life Care Plan can assist you and your clients in identifying required care of a loved one or disabled person, appropriately budgeting or allocating funds for long term care and special needs and designing a road map to ensure your client receives the care that he or she needs ongoing and get practical tools for the utilization of Life Care Plans within your practice.

Litigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases: What Every Elder Law Attorney Needs to Know

Get both the elder law attorney and personal injury attorney perspective about issues that arise when pursuing a case against a nursing home for personal injuries caused by alleged abuse or neglect. Originally presented as part of the 15th Annual Elder Law Short Course, available in its entirety as P9007-19U.

Long-Term Care Litigation 2020 Edition

Essential reference tool covering nursing home issues from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspectives.
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Medicaid Appeals: The Basics and Beyond

Learn when and how to file a Medicaid appeal with this step-by-step guide through the process. Understand which departments to coordinate with, what witnesses to call at the appeal hearing, and what to do with the FAD (Final Administrative Decision).

Medical Aid in Dying: New Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Perspectives

These laws started in Oregon but, over the last few years, 8 other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Whether or not Illinois legalizes physician-aided dying, many of our clients are getting much more vocal about what kind of care they want (or don’t want) near the end of their lives. There are now end of life decisions previously never contemplated or included in POA documents, such as voluntarily stopping of eating and drinking and withholding food and fluids from people with advanced dementia. Cases have been litigated wherein patients or POA agents request these types of measures and facilities refuse participation, even to the extent of evicting residents. Although many individual doctors are also reassessing end of life care, nursing homes and hospitals are often not comfortable stopping treatment. Learn where the states and the involved professionals stand on these matters, and what types of legal and ethical concerns continue to develop.

Mental Health Commitments and the Use of Psychotropic Medication on the Elderly

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.

Mock Medicaid Appeal Hearing

Observe a staged hearing demonstrating the procedures, structure, and typical players involved in a Medicaid appeal to learn how these appeals are conducted and skills you can employ in your own administrative appeals.

Perspective of the Corporate Fiduciary: The Role of the Bank

Banks play essential roles when serving as guardian of the estate. As evidenced by a recent rise in questions by the courts, their role is not completely understood. Explore the corporate fiduciary’s relationship with the guardian of the person, the ward, counsel, and the guardian ad litem; the duties of the guardian of the estate; fees earned incurred by the guardian of the estate; and other topics relevant to this important player in larger estates.

Practical Considerations for Administering Special Needs Trusts

Learn from a panel of trust officers about best practices for administering special needs trusts, including how to effectively title assets and handle tax issues.

Practitioner Strategies to Keep Seniors and Adults with Disabilities in the Community

Learn about Illinois’ home and community-based waiver programs as well as existing consent decrees and other policies designed to maintain clients in the least restrictive settings possible.

Restoring an Individual after Adjudication of Disability: Preparing for and Litigating a Restoration Hearing

An adjudication of disability is not necessarily permanent. There are a host of circumstances in which an individual may no longer need a guardian due to, for example, significant improvements in the individual’s cognitive abilities and executive functioning. This session explores situations in which restoration may be appropriate, offers steps practitioners can take to better prepare for a restoration hearing, and presents strategies to use at the trial itself.

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