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Annual Family Law Symposium - The Current State of Elder Law

The Current State of Elder Law

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Virtual Symposium:

The Current State of Elder Law

Monday, October 12, 2020 · 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Through various panel discussions with experts in the field, panelists and attendees will explore multiple facets of elder law, including:

Fundamentals of Elder Law and its Intersection with Family Law
Learn the fundamentals of elder law, including how elder and family law intersect, in order to best counsel clients and family members facing legal issues.

Advance Directives & Guardianships                        
Understand the difference between advance directives and guardianships; how to know if either choice is right under certain circumstances; what to look out for when working with clients who are seeking advance directives and guardianships; and the questions to ask clients when discussing advance directives and guardianships.

Societal and Family Transformations as a Result of Caregiving 
How caregiving is implemented impacts society and families with respect to time, finances, and social status.  This panel will provide practical tools to help parents age at home, specifically with respect to funding caregivers for seniors with or without assets through public benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security Income.

Medical Aid-in-Dying: The Legal Landscape and Ethical Considerations
The legal, ethical, and practical issues in end of life choices, as well as the current landscape on this controversial issue in Illinois and nationwide, will be discussed.

Case Law Updates 
Important recent elder law cases will be highlighted, as well as new and pending statutory or regulatory changes.  

Proud to Thrive - LGBT Seniors
This session will discuss historical experiences and needs faced by the LBGT community, summarize key ways that legal practitioners can provide culturally responsive support to LGBT elders, and include an interactive discussion of methods to better support diverse legal practitioners, especially attorneys in the LGBT community.

Protecting Against Financial Exploitation
How to protect vulnerable seniors from financial exploitation using state and federal law, including common scams, red flags that a senior is being abused, how the financial industry responds to financial abuse, and how can you aid seniors who are being exploited financially will be discussed.

See the full agenda, list of speakers, and register at: ​​​​​2020 Family Law Symposium

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This program is worth 7 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion CLE Credit, pending approval.