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Top 10 tips for an effective settlement conference By Hon. Anna M. Benjamin February 2019 While there are few guidelines for conducting settlement conferences with the judge in civil cases, there are ways to make a settlement conference more effective.
Understanding the requirements for adult guardianships By Hon. Anna M. Benjamin February 2019 Effective January 1, 2019, the Probate Act gives spouses, adult grandchildren, parents, and adult siblings the right to petition for visitation with adults over whom guardianship has been established.
Working together to increase awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness By Sandra Blake July 2019 The Mental Health Section Council is looking to increase awareness and reduce stigma of mental health issues and treatment, and welcomes any ideas.