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LIVE WEB - An Introduction to Illinois' New Supported Decision-Making Act

Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law
and the ISBA Mental Health Law Section

Live Webcast
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
10:00 – 11:05 a.m.

1.0 hour MCLE credit

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are oftentimes capable of making many decisions on their own, but have been subjected to restrictive court-appointed guardianships simply because they have a disability. The Illinois Supported Decision-Making Act is a less-restrictive alternative to full guardianship for adults who need assistance with decisions regarding daily life. Don’t miss this in-depth look at Illinois’ new Supported Decision-Making Act, including the legislative history behind the Act, its purpose, and how to implement it in your practice. Frequently asked questions are also addressed, as well as how this option differs from guardianships and powers of attorney.

Program Coordinators:
Emma Dorantes, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Champaign
Barbara Goeben, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Alton

Program Chat Moderator:
Barbara Goeben, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Alton

Program Speakers:
Teresa Parks, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Peoria
Barry Lowy
, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Springfield

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Program Information

  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member - $30
      • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
    • Non-Member - $50
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Student Members - Free
    • Special pricing is available for Legal Service Attorneys.
  • If you cannot attend the live web event, a full refund is available, if you cancel your registration up to the start of the live web event on the program page in your “My CLE Account”. 
  • Please Note: MCLE credit is available to registrants only on the day of this live event – and you must attend the entire program to earn MCLE credit. All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event a few days after the program, but credit is NOT available for the recording.