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Ethical Concerns When Working With Clients With Diminished Capacity

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Presented by the ISBA Elder Law Section


1.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Professionalism, Civility, or Legal Ethics credit


Original Program Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Accreditation Expiration Date: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­June 24, 2026 (You must certify completion and save your certificate before this date to get MCLE 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


Pricing Information

  • Please Note: You must attend the entire program in order to earn MCLE credit for this seminar.
  • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member Price of $35 is displayed below when you login and program is eligible for Free CLE member benefit.
    • Non-Member Price $70
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Students – Free