October & Special Needs Law Planning Month
October has, again, been designated as Special Needs Law Planning Month, by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. One purpose of this designation is to help individuals understand the importance of planning for the special needs of a loved one and/or for themselves. In celebration and honor of special needs law planning month, this month's newsletter includes an article highlighting the importance of considering and implementing special needs planning for a child (or other loved one). Although this article appeared in a previous newsletter, the information it provides remains as important today, as it when it made its first appearance in our monthly newsletter.
Recent programs & speaking engagement:
Katie Lenert has been busy again. This month Katie, was, once more, at the helm of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney's - Illinois Chapter ("IL - NAELA") semi-annual "Un-Program". Katie (a co-chair of the program) and the other committee members provided the attendees (fellow attorneys from throughout the state) with, yet, another cutting-edge, continuing education opportunity. Kudos to Katie and the committee for a job well-done. Additionally, we could not be prouder of Katie, as she and her co-chair have been faithfully and tirelessly heading up this committee for about a decade now. Way to go Katie!
If that was not enough, Katie also presented a program on the topic of Illinois Durable Powers of Attorney, at the 45th Annual Attorneys’ Conference hosted by the Illinois Credit Union League, on October 14, 2022. The conference is steeped in a tradition of providing outstanding and high-level presentations to educate attorneys throughout the state. Katie was both thrilled, and grateful for the opportunity, to have been a presenter at this year's conference.
Scheduling a presentation for your group:
Is your group in need of a speaker? If so, please do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss topic options and to determine whether one of our presentation topics aligns with the needs of your group.
Should you or someone you know wish to meet with one of our attorneys for assistance with (or to discuss options for): estate, life care, and/or long-term care planning; special needs planning; and/or, other planning matters, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. It would be our pleasure to meet with you to review your current planning and/or to discuss planning options for your consideration.
Additional Legal Services:
Selling and/or buying a new home; commercial property; and/or other real estate?
Starting a new business; or, need your corporate records updated?
Recently injured, and uncertain of your rights?
If any of the above apply to you, or someone you know, then please visit the website of our parent law firm, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert, & Julien, P.C., to learn more about the additional legal services we offer.
Reminder: Out of an abundance of caution and to do our continued part in helping to keep our clients, staff, and their respective families as safe as possible, all non-signing appointments for our elder law clients and for our estate and life care planning clients with the following attorneys: Connie Renzi or Katie Lenert, remain "virtual" (via video or telephone conferencing).