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
Estate Planning - Basics & Trends
Agnes A. Ptasznik
Attorney - Chuhak & Tecson
Approved for 1 general CLE credit
More details coming soon...
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.
Friday, November 10th
Bloomingdale Golf Club
181 Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Click here for more details on our event page!
Membership Meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023. Please mark your calendar. Zoom link will be sent upon registration confirmation and is also on the Members Only Page of the website.
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.
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.
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.