Advanced Adult GAL Training – Beyond the Basics

A panel of experienced GALs and Adult Guardianship judges will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for advanced adult GAL cases and some of the potential issues that may arise. Panelists will cover tips and tools for acting as GAL in contested adult guardianship matters, settling cases, appearing at trial as a GAL in an adult guardianship matters, and more!

GAL FOR DISABLED ADULTS TRAINING

Lisa Murphy, CVLS Guardian ad Litem for Adults staff attorney, will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for adult guardianship cases and the issues that may arise during adult guardianship cases. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in working as pro bono Guardians ad Litem for adults through CVLS.

Advance Health Care Directives and Property Power of Attorney

Presenter Denise Kaplan will review the basics of Powers of Attorney for healthcare and property in Illinois. The seminar will cover the requirements for the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney documents and step-by-step instructions for meeting with clients and drafting these documents.

Preparing 2021 Income Taxes

Larry Krupp will interpret and explain the latest version of the tax code. He will discuss changes and concerns that can affect your business, your personal finances or those of your clients.

Representing Detained Immigrants in Bond Hearings

Legal representation often determines whether an immigrant remains safely in the United States or is deported without ever having any legal counsel. Additionally, whether or not an immigrant is detained during removal proceedings greatly affects the outcome of their immigration case. While an immigrant can legally have an attorney represent him or her at any point in proceedings, representation cannot be at government expense. Statistically, only 14% of detained immigrants are able to obtain representation.

This training is for the limited representation of the detained immigrant at their bond hearing, but this limited representation is extremely helpful for the ultimate outcome of their removal proceedings. You do not have to be an immigration expert to make a difference!

Sealing Old Eviction Files

Many tenants with an eviction in their background struggle to find affordable, quality housing. Landlords often refuse to rent to anyone with an eviction filing on their record. These eviction cases are often years old and offer no insight to the quality of the tenant today. A recent amendment to the Eviction Act makes it easier to seal old eviction files.

Administration of Small, Uncontested Decedent Estates

This seminar provides an overview for attorneys as to how to open, close, and assist in the administration of small, uncontested Decedent Estates in Cook County, Illinois. Updated for 2021, Steve will also explain how to approach the Probate Court both during the pandemic and after it passes.

Special Needs Trust

The presentation will focus on special needs planning, including a basic overview of public benefits, eligibility for those benefits, and the creation of supplemental needs trusts and ABLE Accounts to facilitate benefits eligibility. The goal is to help attendees understand the two different types of supplemental needs trusts and when they are appropriate to be used. The presentation will also address the role of supplemental needs trust in divorce and the role of the probate court in approving and/or overseeing supplemental needs trusts for individuals subject to a guardianship.

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