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LIVE WEB - Ethical Concerns When Working With Clients With Diminished Capacity

Presented by the ISBA Elder Law Section

Live Webcast
Thursday, June 13, 2024
1:30 – 2:35 p.m.

1.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Mental Health and Substance Abuse credit

The attorney-client relationship is an important aspect of being a lawyer, but what happens when your client appears to have diminished capacity and is unable to make reasonable decisions regarding their situation due to dementia or mental illness? Join us for this in-depth look at the ethical issues to consider when representing older clients, including:
  • The Rules of Professional Conduct and your duty when representing this type of client;
  • The do’s and don’ts when working with the client’s agents and family members; and
  • When (and what) protective action can be taken for a client with limited mental ability.

Program Coordinator/Chat Moderator:
Dolores A. Wigman , Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., Woodstock

Program Speaker:
John R. Cesario , Senior Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

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Program Information

  • Fees:
  • 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.