Meetings are held from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, generally on the 2nd Friday of each month.


Two Unprograms are generally scheduled in the Spring and Fall annually.

    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Zoom link can be found in the Members-Only section of the website and at the bottom of event confirmation and reminder emails.

    Please register if you are interested in participating. You must register to receive credit.

    TOPICS:  FairVote Illinois Presentation and Clients with Diminished Capacity

    Paige N. Fox, as Co-Chair of the Illinois NAELA Education Committee and Deputy Lead of the FairVote Illinois Fundraising Committee, therefore wanted to use the first part of the October meeting as an opportunity for fellow Illinois NAELA members to hear more about ranked choice voting. While not an all-encompassing solution to the problem, it is at least a start.

    The second part of the October meeting will be led by John Cesario, Senior Counsel for the ARDC, who will be presenting on specific responsibilities of elder law attorneys, specifically, representation of clients with Diminished Capacity, followed by a few words about simple things you can do to avoid receiving a charge from the ARDC.

    **MCLE = .5 General Credit and .5 Professional Responsibility Credit anticipated**


    • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Via Zoom Webinar

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fall UnProgram, including virtual breakout sessions, will be held via Zoom. Please see below for the half day's schedule along with the breakout room topics and impressive speakers we will have presenting.


    9:00 A.M. Welcome & Introduction, Presentation from Sponsors

    9:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Illinois Trust Code –Ben Neiburger

    2. Secure Act/Planning with Retirement Benefits—Helen Mesoloras & Anthony Ferraro

    3. Medicaid Planning for Spouses –Melissa Kallio

    10:10 A.M. 10 minute break

    10:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Medicaid Applications and the OIG –Tiffanny Sievers

    2. Special Needs Planning in Divorce & Personal Injury cases– Nancy Spain

    3. Facility Contract Review/Resident Rights/Involuntary Discharges –Linda Strohschein

    11:10 A.M. 10 minute break

    11:20 A.M. Breakout Sessions

    1. Contested Decedent’s Estates –Melissa Johnson

    2. Pre-Planning for Long Term Care –Dawn Weekly

    3. Special Needs Planning –Heather Voorn

    12:10 P.M. Lunch Break

    12:20 P.M. Lunch and Open Session Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Elder Law Practice

    1:00 P.M. Adjourn

    Anticipated MCLE: 3.5 hours

    Zoom information will be sent to registrants before the event.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
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