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Electronic Documents and Remote Signings

The Illinois legislature passed and Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act (the “Wills Act”) into law. Illinois law may soon permit both remote witnessing of Wills and electronic Wills. Join us to learn what that means for your clients and discuss best practices and procedures to apply the Wills Act.
Credits: 1 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 3 Other PR

August 18, 2021
Live Webcast

Program Moderator: Heather Voorn, DDV Law, Ltd.

11:45 – 11:50   Log in via your account at www.iicle.com
11:50 – 12:00  Welcoming Remarks

12:00 – 1:00  New Requirements under the Illinois Notary Public Act
Amy Williams, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield

1:00 – 2:00  Signings and Storage under the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)
Discuss procedures for signing a will under the Act including assembling a signed paper will with remote witnesses and creating certified paper copies of an electronic will. Storage and maintenance will also be discussed.
Ray Prather, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Elise McGee, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Chicago

2:10 – 2:20 Break

2:20 – 3:20  Admitting Electronic Wills and Wills with Remote Witnesses to Probate
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)

  • Admission Requirements/Procedures
  • Issues/Procedures when the electronic will or certified paper copy cannot be found
  • Special issues for admitting a copy of an electronic will
  • Jurisdictional issues when you have an out-of-state electronic will
  • Special issues in will contests (lack of capacity, undue influence, and forgery)
  • Ethical considerations

Daniel Ebner, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Hon. Daniel Malone, Presiding Judge of the Probate Division, Cook County, Chicago
Sarah LeRose, Law Office of Leonard J. LeRose, Jr. Ltd., Chicago

3:20 – 4:20  Let’s Practice: Sample Signings under the Act
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)
Two sample signings: an electronic will being signed and witnessed remotely and a paper will being signed, witnessed, and notarized remotely. Review sample documents for self-proving attestations, certified paper copies, and assembling wills.
Ray Prather, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Heather Voorn, DDV Law, Ltd. Orland Park, Oak Brook, Chicago
Neil Goltermann, Momkus LLP, Lisle
Oana Militaru, Di Monte & Lizak, LLC, Park Ridge

4:20  Adjourn


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Live Webcast
Live webcast on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 11:50 AM to 4:20 PM.
SKU: P2120-21W
$150.00

August 18, 2021
Live Webcast

Program Moderator: Heather Voorn, DDV Law, Ltd.

11:45 – 11:50   Log in via your account at www.iicle.com
11:50 – 12:00  Welcoming Remarks

12:00 – 1:00  New Requirements under the Illinois Notary Public Act
Amy Williams, Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield

1:00 – 2:00  Signings and Storage under the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)
Discuss procedures for signing a will under the Act including assembling a signed paper will with remote witnesses and creating certified paper copies of an electronic will. Storage and maintenance will also be discussed.
Ray Prather, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Elise McGee, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Chicago

2:10 – 2:20 Break

2:20 – 3:20  Admitting Electronic Wills and Wills with Remote Witnesses to Probate
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)

  • Admission Requirements/Procedures
  • Issues/Procedures when the electronic will or certified paper copy cannot be found
  • Special issues for admitting a copy of an electronic will
  • Jurisdictional issues when you have an out-of-state electronic will
  • Special issues in will contests (lack of capacity, undue influence, and forgery)
  • Ethical considerations

Daniel Ebner, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Hon. Daniel Malone, Presiding Judge of the Probate Division, Cook County, Chicago
Sarah LeRose, Law Office of Leonard J. LeRose, Jr. Ltd., Chicago

3:20 – 4:20  Let’s Practice: Sample Signings under the Act
(1 professional responsibility pending approval)
Two sample signings: an electronic will being signed and witnessed remotely and a paper will being signed, witnessed, and notarized remotely. Review sample documents for self-proving attestations, certified paper copies, and assembling wills.
Ray Prather, Prather Ebner LLP, Chicago
Heather Voorn, DDV Law, Ltd. Orland Park, Oak Brook, Chicago
Neil Goltermann, Momkus LLP, Lisle
Oana Militaru, Di Monte & Lizak, LLC, Park Ridge

4:20  Adjourn


= IICLE® Publications Author

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