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2020 Medicare Part D Changes October 2019 Pertinent information about the coverage gap under Medicare Part D.
Additional Summaries of New Legislation October 2019 Summaries of legislation of interest to elder law practitioners.
Burned Out? Overwhelmed? Meet Dr. Diana Uchiyama and the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Mary F. Petruchius December 2019 An interview with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, the executive director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
Call for Articles December 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Call for Articles November 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Call for Articles October 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Call for Articles September 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Call for Articles August 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Call for articles July 2019 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Elder law case summaries By John Folz June 2019 Summaries of cases of interest to elder law practitioners.
Human Service Agency Updates September 2019 The Department of Healthcare and Family Services has announced that it will be opening 40 new dementia care settings as part of the Supportive Living Program.
The Illinois Trust Code: What Is It and What Do I Need to Know? Part 1 – Introduction to the Code By Michael J. Fleck November 2019 The first article in a series of practical articles that break down the recently enacted Illinois Trust Code.
The Illinois Trust Code: What Is It and What Do I Need to Know? Part 2—Definitions, Trustee Notification Requirements, and Settlement Agreements By Michael J. Fleck November 2019 The second article in a series of articles that break down the Illinois Trust Code.
The Illinois Trust Code: What Is It and What Do I Need to Know? Part 3—Judicial Proceedings, Representation, and Silent Trusts By Michael J. Fleck November 2019 The third article in a series of articles that break down the Illinois Trust Code.
Judge rejects agency position regarding nursing home resident appeals By Lawrence J. Stark & John A. Ziegler June 2019 Windmill Nursing Pavilion v. Illinois Department of Human Services is an important decision because it directly overrules the DHS legal position that only a spouse or court appointed representative may pursue the appeal after the death of the resident.
Mark Your Calendars… December 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
Mark Your Calendars… November 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
Mark Your Calendars… October 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
Mark Your Calendars… September 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
Mark Your Calendars… August 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
Mark your calendars… July 2019 Upcoming events of interest.
New Legislation By Karen Kloppe September 2019 Summaries of new laws of interest to elder law practitioners.
New Legislation By Karen Kloppe August 2019 Summaries of new laws of interest to elder law practitioners.
REAL ID Update October 2019 Starting on Oct. 1, 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel.
Supreme Court Rule Amendments October 2019 Amendments to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules proposed by the Appellate Lawyers Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association went into effect on October 1.
Trust Administration Checklist By Rebecca E.P. Wade November 2019 A checlist outlining a number of basic legal steps undertaken in a typical Illinois trust administration for a trust that fully distributes all assets to the trust beneficiaries following the grantor's death.
Welcome to the 2019-20 bar year By Karen Kloppe July 2019 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Karen Kloppe.