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Legally Moms - Navigating Fertility Issues (WBAI)

Join the Legally Moms to explore medical, legal, and personal experiences with fertility issues. Targeted to inform our audience about family law and estate planning issues, as well as provide self-journeys from those who have been there. Our panel of experts includes attorneys who have insight from a practice perspective, doctors with two different specialties to provide medical perspective, and moms who have personal experience to provide insight about fertility.

The Changing Practice of Family Law During and Post COVID-19 (WBAI)

Practicing law during a pandemic has its challenges. Join us to work through real life family law fact patterns with judges and practitioners. We will discuss how the court addresses parenting time issues during COVID, vaccinations and medical decision making, travel during spring break and otherwise, educational decisions, and how to handle exposure to COVID.

AAML-IL Presidents' Day Seminar 2022 (Powered by IICLE®)


Litigation Live: An Unscripted Demonstration of Effective Psychological Expert Examinations in Relocation Trials

Experience a live and unscripted child relocation simulation conducted by Academy fellows with psychological consulting experts at this year’s Annual AAML-IL Presidents’ Day Seminar, Powered by IICLE®. Other topics include: principles of contempt; QDROs, QILDROs and QMSCSOs; and the always popular Judges’ Panel.

Not included in IICLE® Online All-Access subscription.
From $229.00

Medicaid Planning for Spouses, Blended Families, and Life Partners

This session will begin with the basics of straightforward Medicaid planning for spouses in first marriages with children in common. Then we’ll dive into real world problems and tackle: the thorny issues involved with Medicaid planning for second, third, and fourth marriages; considerations to the treatment of caregivers who are not spouses or children; issues with disinheriting spouses in favor of other relationships; and considerations to identifying and protecting client relationships which are not legally recognized.

Advanced Family Law Methods - Reunification Therapy as a Resource in Mediation (WBAI)

Join ADR Systems and WBAI's discussion regarding reunification therapy as a tool used in mediation. Dr. David Finn and Dr. Gail Grossman will discuss the components of reunification therapy. The mental health professionals will also discuss the practicalities of reunification therapy. Judge Helaine Berger and Amy Gertler will introduce a fact pattern for discussion and debate among panelists and attendees and will discuss the court’s approach to use of reunification therapy and mediation. Dr. Finn and Dr. Grossman will leave the audience with boundaries and best practices for practitioners and mediators alike when dealing with high conflict cases involving reunification therapy and mediation.

Ethical and Practical Considerations for the Guardian ad Litem and Counsel for the Respondent

Review legal and practical implications of acting as the Guardian ad Litem and as Respondent’s counsel including various legal obligations and ethical duties from the perspectives of a practitioner and retired Judge.

Trusts and Powers of Attorney in Guardianship Estates

Learn about the interplay between trust agreements, powers of attorney, and guardianship, including about a guardian’s duties relative to a ward’s trust, reasons to establish a trust within a guardianship estate and how to do so in light of Howell and Rivera, the impact of the new Illinois Trust Code on a ward’s trust, and whether powers of attorney can be maintained alongside a guardianship estate and when and how they should be revoked.

Intersection between Personal Injury and Probate in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

An overview of wrongful death and survival actions from the inception of a personal injury case through trial and/or settlement and ultimately the opening of a probate estate (when needed). This segment will also address how such causes of action and corresponding outcomes impact minors and individuals with disabilities.

Executive Benefits and Divorce

Focus on various executive employee benefits and how those should be thought about in divorce proceedings. The focus is on how equity benefits, deferred compensation, and perquisites work, and how they should be thought about in terms of maintenance and child support.

Working with Adult Protective Services Agencies, the Office of the State Guardian and Public Guardians

Discuss the role of Adult Protective Services agencies when investigating abuse cases that may lead to guardianships. In addition, the presentation discusses the referral process and the role of both the Office of the State Guardian and Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County.

Medicaid Planning Tools

Understand the various Medicaid planning tools available to guardians in administering a ward’s estate.

The Ins and Outs of Limited Guardianships

Most guardianships involve the appointment of a plenary guardian of the person, estate or both. However, there are various situations where the appointment of a limited guardian of the person, estate or both is most appropriate for the alleged person with a disability. In addition, some of the most highly contested guardianship cases involve an individual who presents well and exercises his or her right to contest the adjudication of disability, leaving an opportunity for the parties to resolve the case with a limited guardianship in order to avoid an expensive, and often personal, guardianship trial. Through various case hypotheticals, this presentation explores situations in which limited guardianship is appropriate and how practitioners can better tailor the powers and duties of limited guardians to the circumstances at hand.

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