Section Activities Summary

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Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.

Section Stats


During the 2022–23 bar year, the Section published twelve newsletters. Articles included:

Continuing Legal Education

Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2022–23 bar year, the Section sponsored the following programs:

ISBA Central Discussions

ISBA Central communities allows section members to pose questions, answer questions, and share information with fellow section members. Members of the section get free access to the section’s community. Joining any section also grants you access to the Transactional and Litigation communities. Below are the total number of discussion posts during the 2022–23 bar year.

Trusts and Estates

  • Community members: 2,506
  • Total discussion posts: 2,201


  • Community members: 25,498
  • Total discussion posts: 582


  • Community members: 25,497
  • Total discussion posts: 1,794


The Section Council reviewed 25 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • Senate Bill 55 makes two changes to the remedy section of the Illinois Power of Attorney Act. (1) Clarifies that notice of a petition by an interested person must also include the principal. (2) Clarifies that the court has authority under this Section to determine if an agent is restricting or not allowing an interested person to have reasonable visitation with the principal.
  • House Bill 1268 allows a person who has been convicted of a felony to act as an executor with certain conditions.
  • House Bill 2269 creates a new article in the Probate Code authorizing the use of electronic nontestamentary estate planning documents. “Nontestamentary estate planning document” means a record relating to estate planning that is readable as text at the time of signing and is not a will or contained in a will.