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Meetings are held from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, generally on the 2nd Tuesday or Wednesday of each month.


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

View the Spring 2023 UnProgram Event Page

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Estate Planning - Basics & Trends

    Agnes A. Ptasznik

    Attorney - Chuhak & Tecson

    Approved for 1 general CLE credit

    More details coming soon...

    • Monday, October 23, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge - 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

    IL NAELA Cocktail Hour

    Following the IICLE Short Course

    October 23, 2023

    Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge

    1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

    Come learn about NAELA Illinois and our ongoing efforts to protect the rights of seniors and their families.  Socialize with colleagues and friends and celebrate our continued success in the elder law arena! 

    Appetizers and complimentary libations to be provided.

    Tickets:  $25 per person in advance. $30 at the door. 
    • Friday, November 10, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Bloomingdale Golf Club - 181 Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108



    Friday, November 10th

    Bloomingdale Golf Club 

    181 Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Click here for more details on our event page!

    • Friday, November 10, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Membership Meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023Please mark your calendar.  Zoom link will be sent upon registration confirmation and is also on the Members Only Page of the website.  

    • Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The November 15, 2023, meeting will include a presentation by Janis Landis, on the topic "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Who Watches the Watchers?)". Tentative for 1 general CLE credit. 

    More and more elders are dependent on third parties for their daily care. They are also living longer and have more resources (assets and medical insurance) than prior generations. Unfortunately, these factors have led to a major reshaping of elder care facilities. Long term care institutions and hospices are now almost entirely profit driven and often owned by investors rather than health care professionals. The result is that those who we have trusted to watch this vulnerable population have become focused on the bottom line, to the detriment of patients.

    Abuses include: 

    • Cut backs in staff
    • Unnecessary use of drugs to sedate patients
    • Inadequate pain care
    • Unnecessary treatments
    • Identity theft and fraud by staff
    • Illegal third party debt collection

    The Elder Law Attorney can and should provide legal counseling to the client and family re patient rights and concerns on an on-going basis. Doing so will help ensure early identification, remedial action and where appropriate compensation.

    Janis Landis

    My professional career was spent at the Internal Revenue Service. Upon retirement, I turned my attention to the only topic less popular than taxes: death. I started actively volunteering at the Final Exit Network. FEN believes, as I do, that all competent adults have the right to make their own end of life choices. I served as President of FEN from 2015 until June 2019. I continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

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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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