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Section Newsletter Articles on Power of Attorney

Powers of attorney: Protecting your clients now and in the future By Paul A. Meints Trusts and Estates, June 2013 The author offers a clause for "non-statutory" power of attorney.
Casenote By John W. Foltz Elder Law, June 2011 The facts of Carlson v. Glueckert illustrate the difficulty for a layman in preparing their own power of attorney.
Illinois legislative update: Power of attorney updates & alerts By Mary Cascino Trusts and Estates, June 2011 Recent updates to Property and Health Care Powers in Illinois.
A question of health By Jay S. Goldenberg Trusts and Estates, November 2010 Suggested language to add to a statutory form so that medical information can be released to a designated person other than the primary Health Care Agent.
Not just a bill By Mary Cascino Elder Law, June 2010 HB 6477, which revises the Illinois Power of Attorney Act to minimize abuses, has passed the Illinois General Assembly and is ready for the Governor to sign.
Not just a bill By Mary Cascino Trusts and Estates, May 2010 HB 6477, which revises the Illinois Power of Attorney Act to minimize abuses, has passed the Illinois General Assembly and is ready for the Governor to sign.
Where the “rubber meets the road”: Advance directives in action By Daniel M. Moore Jr. Elder Law, February 2010 You have helped a client plan ahead with advance directives such as the health care and property powers of attorney and possibly a living trust. Unless death is sudden, the efficacy of all three of these is going to depend upon the seamlessness of the transition when time for action has arrived.
Who is my client and what are my responsibilities under a power of attorney? By Myles Jacobs and Robert Duffin Real Estate Law, April 2007 You represent Bill and Mary in a transaction selling to Jack.
Legislation update of interest to the general practitioner By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2006 The following is a summary of recent legislative action of interest to ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm section members.
Powers of attorney from the title company perspective following AMCORE Bank v. Hahnaman-Alrecht By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, March 2002 AMCORE Bank v. Hahnaman-Alrecht, Inc., et al., No. 2-00-1462, a second district case, contains some valuable lessons for real estate attorneys who are fond of using powers of attorney.