2016 amendments to the health care power of attorney
The 2016 amendment addresses some of the concerns raised with the 2015 rewrite of the statutory short form power of attorney for health care. While some concerns have not yet been addressed, many see the new form and its amendments as a step in the right direction. If you haven’t done so already, now is a good time to update your office forms to comport to the amended statute.
A message from Section Chair Ebony Huddleston.
A message from Newsletter Editor John Phipps.
Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program
We work in a highly charged, competitive profession that maintains very high standards. Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program is available to help if you or a colleague is struggling.
Illinois’ new small estate affidavit
A small estate affidavit allows for the administration of small estates (in Illinois, personal assets valued under $100,000) without the necessity of court proceedings.
New ‘office away from the office’ especially for the small, non-downtown firms
Have you checked out the ISBA Mutual’s lawyers’ space at 20 S. Clark St., on the eighth floor? There you can find a quiet café where you can help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a great view, and take advantage of free Wi-Fi. Also available are micro-offices where you can make private calls.
Tradition of Excellence Award
Do you know an attorney deserving of the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award? Nominations must be received by March 4, 2016. Go to http://www.isba.org/awards/gp for details.
Understanding and Protecting Fathers’ Rights
While fathers have essentially the same rights as mothers, fathers who fail to fight for their parental rights oftentimes waive those rights. Furthermore, men who become fathers outside the sanctity of marriage have a tougher burden to overcome in order to establish, protect and preserve those rights.