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Dementia, Ethics and Elder Law 2017

A framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia,

  • Determination of decisional capacity,
  • Risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence,
  • Solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Elmhurst, Illinois.


Ethics and Elder Law

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Navigating Elder Care Issues

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Rebecca  Lerfelt, LCSW

Date:   Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Alsip, Illinois


Unprogram – affiliated with the National Academy  of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter

Attorney Helen Mesoloras is President of the Chapter and was on the planning committee for the event.

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

This program was for attorneys only.


The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Elder Law Practice

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and other attorneys

This program was for attorneys only.


Legal Planning for Long-Term Care: Medicare Does Not Pay It All

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. You need to know what legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care. This session will focus on how Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts can be used to maximize a person's quality of life.

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Elder Law Updates for Social Workers

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

This program is the Social Workers in Memory Care resource group of Chicagoland


12th Annual Elder Law Short Course

Date: November 3, 2016 and November 4, 2016

Session: Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation with Estate Planning presented by Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Darcy Chamberlin, JD

Session: Retirement Assets in Medicaid Planning presented by Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

This program was for attorneys only.


Dementia, Ethics, and Elder Law

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies on topics including: framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, and solutions for helping those at risk, and more.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Carol Stream, Illinois


Legal Planning When Living with a Chronic Medical Condition – Dementia

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Monday, October 31, 2016 with the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois


Guardianship: What It Is: How It Works: and Alternatives

Presented by: Michaela Franco, JD

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016


Medicaid Overview for the Elder Law Practitioner

Presenter: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.


Have a Say In Your Future

One of the most difficult tasks in the world is putting together a plan that you hope you and your loved ones will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the proper documents (such as powers of attorney, wills, and trusts) in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you or someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary in order to plan for today and the future.

Presenter: Michaela P. Franco, JD

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in North Riverside, Illinois


Have a Say In Your Future

Adequate legal planning for older age involves more than writing a will. This session will address important topics which can impact your physical, mental, and financial health: disability, health care coverage, health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, planning for retirement, and estate planning.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Norridge, Illinois


Legal Remedies for Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation: Social Work’s Role in Protecting Clients

Presented by: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois


Amita Healthcare Healthcare Design Challenge, 2016

Presented by: Erin Vogt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC, our Client Care Coordinator, is participating in this program.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 and Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Arlington Heights, Illinois


Unprogram - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter

Helen Mesoloras is President- Elect of the Association and is on the planning committee for the program.
Date: Friday, October 14, 2106 in Chicago, Illinois. This program is only for attorneys


Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

This session addresses the various legal methods which allow a person to make healthcare and financial decisions for another person, such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed January 2016), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Schaumburg, Illinois.


Trusts Are Not Only for The Wealthy

What Are They? How Do They Work? How Can They Help Me or Someone I Care About?

Attend this program and learn…a trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee,” holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary.” There are different types of trusts (revocable, irrevocable, testamentary, and special needs), and each type of trust serves a different purpose. Helen will also discuss the document, the power of attorney for property, which deals with all financial matters, not just real estate.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Elmhurst, Illinois


Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Populations

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies on topics including:
• Working with Older LGBTQ Adults
• Low Vision Patients: From the Inside Out
• Experiential Disability Exercise

Presenters: Erin Vogt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC; Matt Vail, MA, LCSW; Gregg Pusateri, O.D., M.DIV.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Wheaton, Illinois


Guardianship: What It Is; How It Works; and Alternatives

Presented by: Michaela Franco, JD

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Oak Park, Illinois


Prepare to Care

One of the most difficult tasks in the world is putting together a plan that you hope you and your loved ones will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the proper documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary in order to plan for today and the future.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Dementia, Ethics, and Elder Law

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies on topics including:  framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, and solutions for helping those at risk,  and more.

Presented by: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA, and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 


Legal Planning for Long-Term Care: Medicare Does Not Pay It All

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. Important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, and Wills need to be addressed. In addition, you need to know what legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care. This session will focus on how Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts can be used to maximize a person's quality of life.

Presented by: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016


 

Advocate Healthcare Memory Center Professional Program: Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Care

Presented By: Erin Vogt, LCSW, ACSW, CMC, our Client Care Coordinator, is participating in this program.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Oakbrook, Illinois


Long-Term Care Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This was a program for employees of Fannie Mae.


Legal Advocacy

Presented by: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois

This is an in-service for staff with a Case Coordination Unit for the Illinois Department on Aging.


Legal Planning for Long-Term Care: Medicare Does Not Pay It All

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. Important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, and Wills need to be addressed. In addition, you need to know what legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care. This session will focus on how Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts can be used to maximize a person's quality of life.

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Legal Remedies to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Undue Influence and Financial Exploitation

Presented By: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. This training is for law enforcement officers only.


Have a Say In Your Future

Adequate legal planning for older age involves more than writing a will. This session will address important topics which can impact your physical, mental, and financial health: disability, health care coverage, health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, planning for retirement, and estate planning.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Bensenville, Illinois


Guardianship: What It Is; How It Works; and Alternatives

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Lombard, Illinois


Medicaid for Long-Term Care Planning

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Naperville, Illinois
Session: Medicaid for Long-Term Care Planning, Helen Mesoloras, Elder Law Attorney at Dutton & Casey P.C.


Spring Into Education Day of CE's

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Session: Medicaid for Long-Term Care Planning, Helen Mesoloras, Elder Law Attorney at Dutton & Casey P.C.


Have a Say In Your Future

Adequate legal planning involves more than writing a will. This session will address important topics which can impact your physical, mental, and financial health: disability, health care coverage, health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, planning for retirement, and estate planning. Attend this session and learn about these important topics how to assist your clients, and yourself.

Presenter: Michaela P. Franco, JD

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 2016 in Niles, Illinois


Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 in Park Ridge, Illinois


Legal Advocacy for Long-Term Ombudsman

Presented by: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois


Village of North Riverside’s Senior Fair

Erin Vogt, LCSW, ACSW, will be participating from Dutton & Casey

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016


Dementia, Ethics and Elder Law 2016

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Wheaton, Illinois

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Dan Kuhn, LCSW


Unprogram - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter

Helen Mesoloras is President- Elect of the Association and is on the planning committee for the program.

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois


Legal Planning When Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois


Prepare to Care: Legal Planning when Living with ALS

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois


Navigating Elder Care Issues

Date: Saturday April 9, 2016 in Alsip, Illinois

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Rebecca Lerfelt, LCSW, Assistant Director of PLOWS Council on Aging


Dementia, Ethics and Elder Law 2016

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies on topics including: framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, and solutions for helping those at risk, and more.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 in Barrington, Illinois

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, and Dan Kuhn, LCSW


Guardianship: What It Is; How It Works; and Alternatives

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois


Guardianship: What It Is; How It Works; and Alternatives

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Lincolnwood, Illinois


Legal Planning for Family Caregivers; What Professionals Need to Know

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan your clients hope will never have to be used. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Oak Park, Illinois


Illinois Elderlaw 2016

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, Helen Mesoloras, JD, and other local attorneys

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Arlington Heights, Illinois and Friday, January 29, 2016 in Tinley Park, Illinois


Dementia, Ethics, and Elder Law

An interactive presentation and case studies on topics including: framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, and solutions for helping those at risk, and more.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Dan Kuhn, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Hines VA Medical Center. This event was for social workers with the VA only.


Understanding Medicaid

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Friday, December 4, 2015 in Naperville, Illinois. This program was for attorneys.


Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today and the future.

Presented by:  Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois


Boomers and Beyond Resource Fair; Presented by the Skokie Commission on Family Services

Friday, November 6, 2015 in Skokie


Dementia, Ethics and Elder Law

An interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as: a framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Friday, October 23, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois. This was presented at the Midwest Chapter of the Aging Life Care Experts, formally National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Association, Annual Conference.


Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition -  Parkinson's Disease

Topics to be covered include: what are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills?; What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?; How can Medicare, Medicaid, and how long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by:  Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois


Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Elmhurst, Illinois


Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

Topics to be covered include: What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? What are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Wills and why are they important? How can Medicare, Medicaid, Long-Term Care Insurance and Personal Care Contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter, UnProgram

Both Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Helen Mesoloras, JD, serve on the Executive Board of NAELA Illinois.

Helen Mesoloras was on the planning committee for this program.

Friday, October 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. This program was for attorneys only.


Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

There are a variety of legal methods which allow a person to make the healthcare and financial decisions for another person. This session will address the various options for surrogate decision makers such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois.  This session is for hospital staff only.


Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition: What Social Services Providers Need to Know

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do clients need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?..and more

Presented by:  Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Carol Stream, Illinois.


Dementia, Ethics and  Elder Law

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as: a framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Friday, September 18, 2015 in Norridge, Illinois


Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

There are a variety of legal methods which allow a person to make the healthcare and financial decisions for another person. This session will address the various options for surrogate decision makers such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Adventist LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, Illinois

- this session was for hospital staff only.


Race Judicata

The attorneys and staff are sponsoring, and participating in this 5K race, which supports Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

In connection with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ Adult Protection Services Project, our attorneys assist, pro bono, the Cook County Adult Protective Services Agencies with their abuse, neglect and financial exploitation cases.


Prepare to Care; What Hospital Staff Need To Know

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope your clients and their loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications.   This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Location: Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois

-this program was for hospital staff only


Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do clients need to prepare medically, they need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?.. and more.

Presented by:  Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in Buffalo  Grove, Illinois

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition - PPA and FTD

Topics to be covered include: What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? What are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Wills and why are they important? How can Medicare, Medicaid, Long-Term Care Insurance and Personal Care Contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Monday, August 17, 2015 at Northwestern University Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's  Disease Center. This presentation was for members of the family caregiver support program

Marriage Equality and Elder Law: Planning for Your Future

Finally, all people can be married.   The implications of marriage, especially for older adults who are planning for their future, should be understood as it can impact you  both financially and legally.  Attend this session presented by Janna Dutton, Certified Elder Law Attorney, who has devoted her entire legal career to elder law, and learn what you need to know in order to make a decision that is appropriate for you and the person you love.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Friday, August 7, 2015 at SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Older Adults) in Bellwood, Illinois

Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This program was offered via telephone for the Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other organization.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

There are a variety of legal methods which allow a person to make the healthcare and financial decisions for another person. This session will address the various options for surrogate decision makers such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Skokie Hospital, Skokie, Illinois

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, Illinois

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at t Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, Illinois

-these sessions were for hospital staff only.

Understanding Estate Administration

Whenever a person dies, their estate needs to be collected and managed. Estate administration involves gathering the assets of the estate, paying the decedent's debts, and distributing the remaining assets. Not only are you dealing with the death of a loved one, the estate administration process can be overwhelming. Attend this program learn more about preparing for, and managing, this difficult task.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

There are a variety of legal methods which allow a person to make the healthcare and financial decisions for another person. This session will address the various options for surrogate decision makers such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois. This session was for hospital staff only.

Dementia, Ethics and Elder Law

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as: a framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presenters: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA  and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Schaumburg, Illinois

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

Topics to be covered include: what are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills?; What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?; How can Medicare, Medicaid, and how long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by:  Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Monday, May 18, 2015 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Attend this program to learn more about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015); Power of Attorney for Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Monday, May 18, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Attend this program to learn more about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015; Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter:  Kathryn Casey JD, CELA

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

There are a variety of legal methods which allow a person to make the healthcare and financial decisions for another person. This session will address the various options for surrogate decision makers such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015), Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, the Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Oak Park, Illinois

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter, UnProgram

Both Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Helen Mesoloras, JD, serve on the Executive Board of NAELA Illinois. Helen Mesoloras was on the planning committee for this program.

Friday, May 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. This program was for attorneys.

Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: Protecting Seniors through Legal Action

Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA was part of a panel discussion on this very important topic.

Monday, April 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  This program was for attorneys only.

Demenita, Ethics and Elder Law

An interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as: a framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Monday, April 27, 2015 in Elmhurst, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

This session answered legal questions common to all family caregivers in the hope of assisting you avoid legal pitfalls. Questions to be covered are: “What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?”; “What options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?”; “How can family caregivers utilize Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts to maximize another’s quality of life?”

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Rebecca Lerfelt, LCSW, Assistant Director of PLOWS Council on Aging.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Alsip, Illinois.

Dementia, Ethics and  Elder Law

An interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as: a framework for addressing common ethical dilemmas involving people with dementia, determination of decisional capacity, risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence, solutions for helping those at risk and more.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Dan Kuhn, LCSW

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois

Legal Planning for Family Caregiver

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This program is offered via the phone and was offered by Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other.

Undue Influence and Guardianship

Friday, April 10, 2015 at Family Services in Lake County. This was an inservice for staff.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Attend this program to learn more about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare (which changed on January 1, 2015); Power of Attorney for Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. This was a program for professionals.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Attend this program to learn more about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. This was a program for professionals.

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Attend this program to learn more about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

  • What are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills?
  • What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?
  • How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by:  Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This was a program for the Northwest Community Hospital's Parkinson Disease Support Group. However, the program was helpful to people who have other chronic medical conditions.

Changes to Illinois Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Northshore Senior Center, Northfield, Illinois. This was an in-service for employees.

Illinois Elderlaw 2015

Topics to be covered include: Illinois Medicaid Long-Term Care; Planning Documents for the Elderly Client; Elder Abuse; Nursing Home Resident Rights; Informed Consent; Guardianship/Commitment; Advance Directives; and Legislative Updates.

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and other area attorneys

Thursday, January 22, 2015 and Friday, January 23, 2015 in Oak Lawn and Arlington Heights, Illinois

Legal Advocacy

In a session at the 32nd annual Governor's Conference on Aging and Disability, Attorney Janna Dutton discussed our role with the Adult Protective Services Agencies in Cook County to advocate on behalf of the victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Thursday, December 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois

Special Needs Trust

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

November 18, 2014 at John Marshall Law School. This program was for law students.

Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois

Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Erin Vogt, LCSW

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This program was for members of family caregiver support group.

Prepare to Care

One of the hardest tasks in the world is putting together a plan you hope you and your loved one will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary to plan for today, and the future.

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Hoffman Estate, Illinois.

Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, and Undue Influence

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Maywood, Illinois.

This was a training for police officers and was offered in conjunction with the Elderly Services Officers Training through the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Overview of Medicare

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Chicago. This program was for attorneys.

You and Me and Our Health

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Jack Cooksey, MD

Friday, September 26, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois

Elder Financial Abuse: Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Financial Exploitation

Mistreatment of older adults is not just a matter of neglect or violence. Financial abuse is also all too common—and often, family members and caregivers are the culprits. Elder financial exploitation is defined as “the illegal use of an older adult’s funds or property for the benefits of someone besides the older adult. This includes theft, fraud, and use of influence over the senior to gain control over an older person’s money or property.”

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA; Ken Nimmo, Account Risk Services Specialist at BMO Harris Bank, N.A.; and Elizabeth Rivera, MSW, Adult Protective Services Supervisor at Aging Care Connections

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in LaGrange Park, Illinois

Clinical Challenges in Determining Competency / Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Renato de Los Santos, MD

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2014

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers-Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in  Oak Park, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

This session will attempt to answer legal questions common to all family caregivers in the hope of assisting you avoid legal pitfalls. Questions to be covered are: “What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?”; “What options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?”; “How can family caregivers utilize Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts to maximize another’s quality of life?”

Presenters: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA, and Rebecca Lerfelt, LCSW, Assistant Director of PLOWS Council on Aging.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

This session will attempt to answer legal questions common to all family caregivers in the hope of assisting you avoid legal pitfalls. Questions to be covered are: “What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?”; “What options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?”; “How can family caregivers utilize Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts to maximize another’s quality of life?”

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Barrington, Illinois

Taking Control of Your Future

Adequate legal planning for older age involves more than writing a will. This session will address important topics which can impact your physical, mental, and financial health: disability, health care coverage, health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, planning for retirement, and estate planning.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Melrose Park, Illinois

Taking Control of Your Future

Adequate legal planning for older age involves more than writing a will. This session will address important topics which can impact your physical, mental, and financial health: disability, health care coverage, health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, planning for retirement, and estate planning.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

Guardianship

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014. This was an inservice for care management / social work department at Hinsdale Hospital

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers - Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Medicaid Update

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Skokie, Illinois. This was an inservice for Illinois Members of the National Association Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

What Every Social Service Provider Needs to Know about Guardianship

In this session, attendees will learn about the guardianship process, what the guardian can and cannot do, the rights of the ward,  alternatives to guardianship, and much more.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, February 25, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Location: McNeal Hospital, Berwin, Illinois. This was an inservice for social work/care management staff.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Illinois Elder Law 2014

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and other area attorneys

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois

Winter UnProgram

This program was for attorneys and was offered through the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter.

Presenter from Dutton & Casey: Helen Mesoloras, JD.

Topic:  Drafting Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning Documents

Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Lisle, Illinois

Elder Law Short Course, 9th Annual

Presenters from Dutton & Casey: Janna Dutton, JD and Helen Mesoloras, JD

Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November 22, 2013 in Lisle, Illinois. This program was for attorneys and was offered through the Illinois institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Legal Ability Planning - How to Prepare For and Prosper in Adulthood

Adequate legal planning for living with a disability, whether your own or your loved one’s, involves more than writing a will. It requires legal documents designed for living. Attend this session, led by an attorney practicing disability and elder law, as she discusses important topics, including health care planning and coverage, financial and health care surrogate decision-making, long term care, and other important planning tools designed to protect your physical, mental, and financial health, or that of someone you care about, during life

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD

Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Skokie, Illinois

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) Caregiver and Professional Education and Support Conference

As part of this conference, two sessions of “Expanding Your Care Team as Needs Change – Early to Middle Stage” were presented by Janna Dutton, JD, Attorney ; Mary O’Harra, AM, LCSW, Social Worker and Assistant Director of Education; Sandra Weintraub, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences

Monday, November 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Legal Issues That Can Affect Older Adults

Monday, October 21, 2013  at Chinese American Service League, Chicago, Illinois. This was an inservice for agency employees.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2013

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as:

  • Determination of decisional capacity
  • Risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence
  • Solutions for helping those at risk
  • Changes to Medicaid

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in Schaumburg, Illinois

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

  • What are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills?
  • What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?
  • How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person's quality of life?

Presenter:     Janna Dutton, JD

Tuesday,  septmber 24, 2013 at  Advocate Lutheran General’s Older Adult Services, Des Plaines, Illinois. This program was  held for the families of the adult day program and the Expressions program participants.

Special Needs Planning

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD  Friday, September 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. This program was for attorneys.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2013

Presenter:  Janna Dutton, JD

Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Glenview, Illinois

Have a Say in Your Future

What are Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills? How can you assist yourself and your family now and … if care is needed in the future? For answers to these and other questions, plan on attending this session!

Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Administering a Special Needs Trust

Attorney Janna Dutton will provide information on the duties of the administrator of a special needs trust. It is important for family members who put special needs trusts in place to understand what is required of the trust administrator in order to be certain that the right person is selected to fulfill this important job.

Presenter:            Janna Dutton, JD,CELA

Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

This session will focus on Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property, Healthcare Surrogate Act, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declaration Act, and Guardianships.

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

This session will attempt to answer legal questions common to all family caregivers in the hope of assisting you avoid legal pitfalls. Questions to be covered are:  “What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?”; “What options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?”; “How can family caregivers can utilize Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts to maximize another’s quality of life?”

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA and Rebecca Lerfelt, LCSW,  Assistant Director of PLOWS Council on Aging.

Saturday, April 27, 201 in Orland Park, Illinois

Understanding Key Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

This session will attempt to answer legal questions common to all family caregivers in the hope of assisting you avoid legal pitfalls. Questions to be covered are:  “What are the duties and authorities under a Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Trust or Living Will?”; “What options are available in planning and paying for long-term care?”; “How can family caregivers can utilize Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts to maximize another’s quality of life?”

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Monday, April 22, 2013  in Glenview, Illinois

Elder Law and Ethics, 2013

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as:

  • Determination of decisional capacity
  • Risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence
  • Solutions for helping those at risk
  • Changes to Medicaid

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Friday, April 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Elder Law and Ethics, 2013

Please join us for an interactive presentation and case studies of elder law & ethics topics such as:

  • Determination of decisional capacity
  • Risk factors for neglect, abuse, exploitation, and undue influence
  • Solutions for helping those at risk
  • Changes to Medicaid

Presenter:  Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

TRUSTS :What They Are, How They Work, and How They May Help You or Someone You Care About

Presenter:   Kathryn C. Casey, JD.

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee,” holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary.” There are different types of trusts (revocable, irrevocable, testamentary, and special needs), and each type of trust serves a different purpose. Katie’s presentation style and vast knowledge on this subject make her the perfect person to speak on this important topic.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

TRUSTS; What They Are, How They Work, and How They May Help You or Your Clients

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee,” holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary.” There are different types of trusts (revocable, irrevocable, testamentary, and special needs), and each type of trust serves a different purpose.

Presenter:  Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Morton Grove, Illinois

Progressive Tour (Lake County)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Legal Planning When Living with a Chronic Medical Condition: Huntington's Disease

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Northbrook, IL

This presentation was part of the annual conference of Huntington's Disease Society of America, Illinois Chapter.

Elder Law Update, 2013

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

January 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Medicaid in Illinois

As you know, since January 1, 2012, the Medicaid program in Illinois has undergone major changes. Attend this program, facilitated by Elder Law Attorney Janna Dutton to learn more about the changes, how it impacts our clients, and the ethics of how changes to a program, designed to serve a valuable population, increased their vulnerability.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Friday, January 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Guardianships: What They Are, How They Work, and How They Can Assist Your Clients

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Friday, December 14, 2012. This session was offered in conjunction with the Illinois Department on Aging's Annual Governor's Conference on Aging in Chicago, Illinois.

Advanced Issues in Tax Planning and Medicaid and Retirement Benefits

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Lisle, Illinois. This program was part of the 8th Annual Elder Law Short Course sponsored by Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2012

Presenter: Karthryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

November 8, 2012 in Vernon Hill,  Illinois

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers: What Professionals Need to Know

Presenter: Janna Dutton

Date: November 7, 2012 in Morton Grove, Illinois

Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, and Undue Influence

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Wednesday, October 24, 2012. This training was for police officers and was offered in conjunction with the Elderly Services Officers Training through the Illinois Attorney General's Office

Medicaid Update

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

October 16, 2012 in Skokie, Illinois

Legal Interventions for Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation.

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Thursday, October 11, 2012. This training is for supervisors with the Illinois Department on Aging's Elder Rights Division.

The Tenth Annual Conference on Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics End of Life Care & Institutional Identity in the Catholic Tradition

Presenters: Kathryn C. Casey, JD and Erin Vogt, LCSW

October 11-12, 2012  at  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Understanding Medicaid

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Barrington, Illinois

6 Topics Older Adults Should Discuss with their Lawyer

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CEL

August 29, 2012 in Norridge, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers: What Social Service Providers Need to Know

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

June 13, 2012.

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition (Dementia)

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

March, 14, 2012 in Des Plaines, Illinois

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers

Presenter: Janna Dutton

March 6, 2012.

Medicaid Update

February 27, 2012. Partners Janna Dutton and Kathryn C. Casey presented this session, which was sponsored by Elder Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association

Radio Show on Financial Exploitation & Forensic Accounting

February 25, 2012. Attorney Janna Dutton appeared on Aging Info Radio to discuss Financial Exploitation.

Legal Planning for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition (Parkinson's Disease)

Presenter: Kathryn C. Casey, JD

Date: February 15, 2012 in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Advanced Issues in Advanced Estate Tax Planning

February 10, 2012. Attorney Janna Dutton presented at this session, which was offered through the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Legal Planning for the Living with a Chronic Medical Condition (Dementia)

February 9, 2012. In this session, Attorney Kathryn Casey discussed information vital for people who have memory loss and their families to know.

Illinois Elder Law 2012

January 27, 2012. Attorney Janna Dutton presented at this program, which was be beneficial for everyone who works with, or on behalf of, older adults and their families.

Advanced Issues in Long-Term Care

January 19, 2012. Attorney Kathryn C. Casey presented at this session, which was offered through the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Medicaid Myths

December 15, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton discussed Medicaid and related topics at the Linkages Program, a program for People with a Disability and their Families.

Estate Planning 101

December 8, 2011. Janna Dutton presented "Estate Planning 101" at the Illinois Department on Aging's Governor's Conference on Aging.

First Do No Harm

December 8, 2011. Kathryn Casey presented "First Do No Harm" at the Illinois Department on Aging's Governor's Conference on Aging.

7th Annual Elder Law Short Course

December 1, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton presented at this course, which was offered through the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

National Memory Screening Day

November 15, 2011. Care Coordinator Erin Vogt assisted with the National Memory Screening Day event at Arden Courts in Elk Grove Village.

Resource Fair for People with a Disability and their Families

November 1, 2011. This fair provided attendees the opportunity to hear two speakers and learn about local community-based resources.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers; What Professionals Need to Know

October 21, 2011. Attorney Kathryn C. Casey presented at the Senior Coalition of Lake County.

Legal Planning For Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

October 18, 2011. Attorney Kathryn C. Casey presented at a support group for people who have Parkinson's Disease and their Loved Ones.

Legal and Ethical Issues for Family Caregivers: What Professionals Need to Know

October 13, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton presented information on legal topics vital for professionals to know in order to serve their clients.

Navigating Legal Planning for Family Caregivers

October 10, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton shared vital information, related to legal planning, for family caregivers of a person who has dementia.

Why Cant They Throw It Away, Understanding Hoarding and Other Odd Behaviors With Older Adults

September 23, 2011. Attorney Kathryn C. Casey presented Why Can’t They Throw It Away, Understanding Hoarding and Other Odd Behaviors With Older Adults.

Illinois Elderlaw 2011

September 23, 2011. This program examined the legal issues of planning for disability/incapacity and provided current information crucial to care planning for older clients.

Determining Competency and Decisional Capacity in Older Adults

September 20, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton and Dr. Renato Delosantos presented on this important topic.

Taking Pride in Wellness

September 16, 2011. We participated in a wellness fair at the Center on Halsted.

Elder Law Update

September 15, 2011. In this session, Attorney Janna Dutton updated attendees on two important subjects...New Power of Attorney Act and DRA.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2011

September 14, 2011. This program provided an overview of Elder Law topics within an ethical framework.

Radio Show for People who have a Disability

August 31, 2011. Attorney Kathryn Casey was the featured guest on "Disabled Radio". Click here to listen to the podcast.

Legal Issues For Family Caregivers

July 26, 2011. Kathryn Casey presented Legal Issues For Family Caregivers.

Legal Ability Planning - How to Prepare For and Prosper in Adulthood

July 9, 2011. Medicaid Update: What You Need to Know to Serve Your Clients

July 8, 2011. Janna Dutton presented at the Illinois Department on Aging’s Elder Rights Conference.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers: What Professionals Need to Know

July 7, 2011. Kathryn Casey presented at the Illinois Department on Aging’s Elder Rights Conference.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers: What Professionals Need to Know

June 29, 2011. Janna Dutton presented Legal Planning for Family Caregivers.

Legal and Financial Planning for Older Adults and Their Loved Ones

June 11, 2011. A free presentation at the Orland Park Public Library.

Elements Impacting Elder Law Planning

June 8, 2011. torney Janna Dutton presented at this session, which was offered through the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2011

June 1, 2011. is program provided an overview of Elder Law topics within an ethical framework. Discussion included topics of importance to all individuals working with older adults.

Six Topics to Discuss With Your Elder Law Attorney

May 18, 2011. pert in elder law discussed six important topics to discuss with your elder law attorney.

Navigating Legal Issues for Family Caregivers; What Social Service Providers Need to Know

May 4, 2011. Attendees learned to navigate the legal issues involved in caring for an incapacitated person.

Advising Clients on Asset Preservation and Asset Building

May 3, 2011. Attendees were informed of how to advise your client after obtaining a lump sum settlement in a divorce, or lawsuit, or back benefits from Social Security.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers

April 25, 2011. Kathryn Casey presented, legal planning for family caregivers.

Have a Say in Your Future: Powers of Attorney and Other Important Documents

April 12, 2011. Attorney Kathryn Casey presented “Have a Say in Your Future: Powers of Attorney and Other Important Documents” at Wheeling Township.

ISBA Women’s Law Committee and Elder Law Committee Presentation on Aging

April 7, 2011. Attorney Kathryn C. Casey and Erin Vogt, LCSW, presented at the ISBA Women’s Law Committee and Elder Law Committee Presentation on Aging.

Senior Health and Services Fair

April 1, 2011. Erin Vogt, LCSW, participated in the Senior Health and Services Fair at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers

March 22, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton presented “Legal Planning for Family Caregivers” at Covenant Home of Chicago.

Northwestern FTD/PPA Caregiver Education and Support Conference

March 21, 2011. Janna Dutton spoke at Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center Conference.

Elder Law and Ethics, 2011

March 17, 2011. This program provided an overview of Elder Law topics within an ethical framework.

Legal Planning for Living with Dementia

March 14, 2011. This session answered fundamental legal questions common to all clients and family members.

Legal Planning for Family Caregivers

March 8, 2011. Attorney Kathryn Casey presented “Legal Planning for Family Caregivers” at Arden Courts.

March 2, 2011. Attorney Kathryn Casey presented “Legal Planning for Family Caregivers” at Barrington Area Council on Aging.

February 15, 2011. 6 Topics Older Persons Should Discuss with their Attorney. Presented by Attorney Melissa Howitt

The Deficit Reduction Act and How This Will Affect Your Clients

February 1, 2011. Attorney Janna Dutton presented “The Deficit Reduction Act and How This Will Affect Your Clients”

Elder Law and Ethics, 2011

January 21, 2011.  Attorney Janna Dutton presented a session at “Elder Law and Ethics, 2011"

Illinois Elder Law 2012

January 1, 2011. In this program, Janna Dutton, and other elder law attorneys, presented topics that are of importance for everyone who works with older adults and/or their families.

Special Needs Trusts

December 16, 2010. Attorney Janna Dutton addressed issues related to estate planning for families of adults with disabilities.

2010 Governor's Conference on Aging

"The Next Steps After Diagnosis" for National Memory Screening Day

November 16, 2010
To recognize National Memory Screening Day, Dutton & Casey social worker Erin Vogt presented on "The Next Steps" at Arden Courts in Elk Grove Village.

Powers of Attorney - The Impact of New Legislation and When a POA and Guardianship Collide

November 15, 2010
IICLE Short Course, Lisle, IL.

Protecting Your Clients: It's a Zoo Out There

November 5, 2010
NAELA Fall Institute, San Diego, California

Elder Law and Ethics Update, 2010

November 3, 2010
Methodist Home for Covenant Health Care Systems.

Six Documents Older Persons Should Discuss With Their Elder Law Attorney

October 27, 2010
Rush University Medical CenterChicago, Illinois.

Legal Planning for Your Older Loved One

September 30, 2010
St Alexius Medical Center, Resource Center for Seniors, Hoffman Estates.

The Balancing Act: Employees as Family Caregivers

September 29, 2010
Erin Vogt, LCSW, presented a program on Family Caregivers at Lewis University.

6 Topics Older Persons Should Discuss With Their Elder Law Attorney and Care Advocate

September 22, 2010
Mather Lifeways (program is through their Telephone Topics Program).

6 Topics Older Persons Should Discuss With Their Elder Law Attorney and Care Advocate

September 21, 2010
Mather Lifeways (program is through their Telephone Topics Program).

Dutton & Casey, P.C. at Hollywood House Health Fair

September 13, 2010
SenioReach working with Heartland Housing’s affordable senior living community, Hollywood House, hosted a Health Fair.

Legal Interventions in Elder Abuse

September 2, 2010
Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, IL.

Navigating Legal Issues for Caregivers

August 17, 2010
Arden Courts.

Sponsor of Charting the Future: Working Together for Older Adults

July 14, 2010
Elder Rights and TRIAD Conference, Schaumburg Marriott.

Legal Planning For a Person Who Has Dementia

July 12, 2010
Rush University Medical Center, Older Adult Services, Bowman Health Center.

Professional Development Program

June 16, 2010
Janna Dutton spoke on legal capacity and how the law interprets competency.

Estate Planning: Planning for Disability

June 16, 2010 at AIG, Chicago, IL.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: A Day on Elder Law

May 13, 2010
Basic Estate Planning for the Elder Client.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: A Day on Elder Law

May 7, 2010
Basic Estate Planning for the Elder Client.

 

Illinois Elder Law 2010 Conference

February 12, 2010

Estate Planning: Why You Need To Do This No Matter Who You Are, and How You Can Get Started

February 2, 2010
Senior Lifestyles Radio, 94.9FM WSJM

Legal Issues: Planning Ahead When You Are Living With Parkinson's Webinar

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Contested Guardianships: Discovery and Pre-Trial Discovery Motions

December 4, 2009 at the IICLE 5th Annual Elder Law Short Course, Chicago, Illinois

Planning to Navigate the Aging Journey

September 26, 2009 Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

The Basics of Probating a Decedent’s Estate: How to Protect the Disabled Person’s Interests

May 7, 2009 at  Office of Cook County Public Guardian Office, Chicago, Illinois

Elder Law and Ethics Update 2009

May 1, 2009
Sponsored by: Alexian Brothers Older Adult Institute, Janna Dutton & Associates, and Oakton Community College.

2008 Governor’s Conference on Aging

December 11, 2008
Planning for Disability to Minimize the Risk of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation, Chicago, Illinois

Planning for Disability

October 28, 2008 at AIG, Chicago, Illinois

Elder Law and Ethics Update 2008

September 19, 2008 at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Caregiver and Professional Education Conference Frontiers Dementia (FTD)

August 11, 2008

How to Combat Financial Abuse of Elders

June 27, 2008

Combating Financial Exploitation

June 20, 2008
IICLE Starting Points: Basics of Elder Law.