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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.


Alzheimer’s Awareness Program

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA; and other professionals

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Location: College of Lake County’s Southlake Campus, 1120 South Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Registration: there is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Click here to complete registration.


Legal Care for Parkinson’s Disease

When a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease 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: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Location: Northshore University Health System, Glenbrook Hospital, 2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, Illinois

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact TPliskin@northshore.org to register.


Legal Care 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

Registration: Advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com .

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Who Decides When a Patient/Client Cant?

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, Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, and Guardianships.

Presented by: Michaela Franco, MA, JD

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 530pm- 6pm Registration and Light Meal; Program 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: St Joseph Village, 4021 West Belmont, Chicago, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register.


Who Decides When a Patient/Client Cant?

This session will discuss the types of decision-makers that Illinois law recognizes to make decisions on behalf of adults: agents, guardians, and health care surrogates. Before you can successfully work with these decision-makers you need to (1) understand that the decision maker is legally entitled to make the decision at issue, and (2) know the extent of a decision-maker’s authority and what standards he or she should apply when making decisions on behalf of a disabled adult. This presentation will discuss these issues, and more, along with questions commonly asked of elder law attorneys.

Presented by: Melissa Killo, JD (formerly LaPointe)

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: registration and light dinner 5:00pm to 5:45pm / program 5:45pm-7:15pm

Location: Silverado, 1936 Brookdale Road, Naperville, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register.

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The Wellness Experience: Education & Resource Senior Fair 2018

At the event, Attorney Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA, will be presenting “Legal Planning: Have a Say In Your Future”

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Stonegate Conference Center, 2401 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. For more information, please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com

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Legal Care for Living with ALS

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: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Program Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm in Rosemont, Illinois

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Please contact Judy Richman, RN, BSN, at 847 745 6020 for more information.


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: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: Light Meal 5:30pm-6:00pm. Program: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Belmont Village, 500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact 847- 537-5000 to register.


Legal Care for Parkinson’s Disease

When a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease 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: Helen Mesoloras JD

Location: Northwestern Medicine/Neuroscience Institute in Winfield, Illinois

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact 630-933-4056 or Debra.Crystal@nm.org


Legal Care for Living with Early Onset Dementia

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: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2018

Program Time: 10:00am in Chicago, Illinois

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter. Please contact Theresa Dewey at 847.779.6963 for more information.


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.

Presenter: Melissa Killo, JD (formerly LaPointe)

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 5:00-5:30pm with Appetizers and beverages / 5:30pm – 6:30pm program

Location: Silverado, 1651 Richfield Ave, Highland Park, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register


Health and Resource Fair

Erin Vogt, LCSW, CMC, our Client Care Coordinator, will be attending

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

Location: The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

For more information, please call 847-570-7815 or go to www.merionevanston.com


The Impact of Having a Say in Your Future

Adequate legal planning for older age involves more than writing a will. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the proper documents in place, 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: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Time: 5:00-5:45pm registration and heavy appetizers / Program 5:45pm-7:15pm

Location: Lexington Square 555 Foxworth, Lombard, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register.


Shining Light on Elder Abuse

As the population ages, more awareness about elder abuse is critical to keeping older adult clients safe. This seminar will begin with education about the complex issues that are involved in elder abuse, including issues of power and control, intergenerational trauma and different types of abuse. Legal issues related to elder abuse will also by covered by an experienced Elder Law attorney. This workshop will conclude with a panel allowing attendees to voice questions and concerns.

Presented by: Mandy Burbank, LCSW and Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: November 2, 2018

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm – lunch provided

Location: NIU, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, Illinois

Learning Objectives:

After attending this intermediate-level program, participants should be able to:

- Learn types of elder abuse
- Understand how power, control and trauma lead to elder abuse
- Understand reporting and litigation of elder abuse

Registration and Continuing Education:
Cost: $20. 2.0 CEU available for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC, LMFT, RNs and Nursing Home Administrators
Please go to https://classes.amitahealth.org/wlp2/#!/classes/info/D4H00038


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

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, but you need to prepare legally. Besides having estate planning documents, you need to know what legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care. There is a common misconception that Medicare pays for more than it really does. 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: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 5:30pm-6:00pm registration and meal / program 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Covenant Home, 2720 West Foster Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attended. However, advanced registration is required, Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com.


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How is Your Aging Loved One Functioning at Home?

Presented by: Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW, author

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 5:00 Registration/Light Dinner; 5:20 – 5:30 Introductions; 5:30 – 6:30 Presentation

Location: Gentle Home Services, 570 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield Illinois

Registration: There is no charge for community members. However, advanced registration is required. Send an email to events@elderwerks.com or call 847-462-0885 to register.

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