A Roadmap to the Illinois Civil Union Act

June 17, 2011
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm (with 15 minute break)
2.00 MCLE hours
Presented by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Co-sponsored by Family Law

Fontana, Wisconsin
The Abbey Resort (on the shores of Lake Geneva)
269 Fontana Blvd
(map and directions)

Maximize your understanding of the new Civil Union Act
by attending this Law Ed program!
This program provides an overview of the new Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act which takes effect June 1, 2011. Topics include its form and purpose; the formation of civil unions, their recognition while intact, and their dissolution; the rights, interests, benefits and burdens to spouses under the Act; and various special considerations including the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and its limitation on the new law; parentage under the Act, and federal and state law conflicts. Judge Nancy Katz, a long-standing Domestic Relations judge, will also provide her perspectives on the impact this new law may or may not have on the process and procedures applicable in domestic relations proceedings. Lawyers from all practice settings will benefit from attending this program, including family law, trusts and estates, business advice and financial planning, elder law, employee benefits, federal tax, general practice and more.
Program Coordinators:
Jennifer A. Shaw, Jennifer A. Shaw PC, Edwardsville

Please Note:

This program is part of ISBA's Annual Meeting at The Abbey Resort in Wisconsin. Lawyers who register for CLE programs only are not subject to payment of the Annual Meeting registration fee; however, participation in any Annual Meeting function does require payment of the fee. For more information about ISBA's Annual Meeting, please visit: http://www.isba.org/annual
Richard A. Wilson, Grund & Leavitt, P.C., Chicago
Program Moderator:
Richard A. Wilson, Grund & Leavitt, P.C., Chicago
Program Speakers:
Hon. Nancy Katz, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Raymond W. Prather, PratherEbner LLP, Chicago
Jennifer A. Shaw, Jennifer A. Shaw PC, Edwardsville
Richard A. Wilson, Grund & Leavitt, P.C., Chicago