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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.


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: Armands, 101 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

Registration: There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com 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: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Thursday, April 19, 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.


Legal and Financial Considerations for the Future

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 C. Casey, JD, CELA

Location: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time: 9:30am

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Support and Education for Early Dementia program. Please contact 312.503.5209 for more information.


North Shore Mental Health & Wellness Fair

Our Client Care Coordinator, Erin Vogt, LCSW, will patriciate in the event. The Library along with co-sponsors Evanston Department of Health & Human Services, Village of Skokie Human Services, In-Home Counseling for Seniors, Metro Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Health Hospital, are excited to offer this free community event designed to raise awareness of the mental health needs in our neighborhoods and connect residents to services and resources to help overcome mental and behavioral health challenges, leading to more fulfilling lives.

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Illinois

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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: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Ms. Mesoloras concentrates in the area of elder law. Her vast knowledge and presentation style make her the perfect person to speak on this important topic.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Check-In/Refreshments: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Program Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Wyndemere Senior Living, 200 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, Illinois

(valet parking will be provided)

Registration: There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required.

Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com.


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: The Village Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, Illinois

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: Registration Sign-in and Light Dinner: 5:00pm – 5:30pm / Presentation: 5:30pm – 7:005pm

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


Legal Care for living with a Mental Illness

When a diagnosis of a chronic mental health 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 and Guardianship. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? And how can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presenter: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time:  5:30pm - 6:00pm - Registration / 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Presentation

Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact events@elderwerks.com or 847-462-0885

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Paying for 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: Melissa LaPointe, JD

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Location: Lexington Square, 555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, Illinois

Time: Registration 8:30am–9:00am / Presentation: 9:00am –10:30am

Registration: There is no cost for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact events@elderwerks.com or 847-462-0885 to register

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Legal Care for Young Onset 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: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Location: Park Ridge, Illinois

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Advocate Memory Center Younger Onset Dementia Care Partner Support Group. There is no charge for community members to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact danielle.dodson@advocatehealth.com o 847.720.6458

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

Presented by: Melissa LaPointe, 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.


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