Whether you are acting as the attorney in a Guardianship for the Petitioner, the Respondent or as the Guardian ad litem, this course will help you navigate through some of the stumbling blocks you may encounter at the different stages of pleadings, discovery and hearings in adult and minor guardianships.
In this program (geared toward lawyers with little or no experience in guardianship court), you will learn what steps must be taken before the appointment of a guardian, what to expect on your first court appearance, and what to do after the Court enters a guardianship order.
Identify and compare how the Guardianship for Disabled Persons Act addresses, or fails to address, involuntary psychiatric treatment vs. the Mental Health Code. We will also discuss considerations to legislation that would better coordinate the two.
This session will discuss the difference between wrongful death and survival damages and why is it necessary to structure them differently. Strategies to best protect recoveries for estate beneficiaries will also be discussed.
The 2023 IICLE® virtual Guardianships Institute is your opportunity to learn about the latest developments in Illinois guardianship law. Other topics include: wrongful death vs. survivorship settlements, using trusts to safeguard assets, Medicaid planning tools, and much more!
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.
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.