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Programs for Professionals


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Our attorneys and staff are available to present for community or professionals groups. Our programs are designed to address the needs of the people we service, and we welcome the opportunity to tailor our information to meet any group’s specific needs, just as we do with our clients.

For more information and to discuss the details of your event, please contact Erin Vogt at: evogt@duttonelderlaw.com or 312.371.0954.


In Sickness and in Health:  Estate Planning for Married Couples

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA and Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: December 6, 2017 in Lisle, Illinois

This program is for attorneys only and is part of the 13th Annual Elder Law Short Course offered by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.


Legal Care for Dementia

When a diagnosis of a dementia 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 and Wills.

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Location: First United Methodist Church, 1903 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: Registration Sign-in and Light Dinner: 5:00pm – 5:45pm  / Presentation: 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Continuing Education: This program awards 1.5 CEU credit to Illinois nurses, professional counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. License number required.

Registration: Advanced registration is required. There is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 1.5 credit hour event. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46-0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. To pay by credit card, an invoice will be emailed through PayPal after registration.

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Legal Remedies for Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

Program objectives:

  • Review rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney including those that the agent doesn’t have
  • Guidance on the guardianship process and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian
  • Overview of legal remedies available to adult protective services including access and freeze orders
  • Discussion of legal safeguards that can be put in place by clients to protect from neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation

Presenter: Michaela Franco, JD

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 4:30pm– 5:00pm Registration, Buffet, Beverages, and Networking . Presentation 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location:  Fairmont Care, 5061 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois

Continuing Education: This program awards 1.5 CEU credit hours to Illinois nurses, professional counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. License number required.

Registration: Advanced registration is required. There is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 1.5 credit hour event. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46- 0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. To pay by credit card, an invoice will be emailed through PayPal after Registration. Please contact events@elderwerks.com or 847-462-0885.

Download flyer here.


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:  Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Check-In/Refreshments: 8:00am-9:00am

Program Time:  9:00am-10:30am

Location: The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, Illinois

Continuing  Education: This program will award 1.50 clock hours to Illinois Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational, Physical, & Respiratory Therapists & Certified Assistants, Psychologists, and Dieticians/Nutritionists.

There is a $10.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators attending this 1.5 CE credit hour event. All other professions will be charged $15.00. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46-0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. You can also call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com to pay via other sources.