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Wed, May 01


George W. Dunne County Office Building

Illinois Guardianship Association Conference

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Illinois Guardianship Association Conference
Illinois Guardianship Association Conference

Time & Location

May 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

George W. Dunne County Office Building, 69 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

About the Event

8:30 to 8:40 Registration / Check-in (Conference room access limited before 8:30am)

8:30 to 8:40 IGA Board Meeting *Open to the Public

8:40 to 8:45 Welcome to the Conference and Announcements

- Teresa Parks, President, IL Guardianship Association, Deputy Director and Human Rights Authority Director, Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

- Charles Golbert, Cook County Public Guardian

8:45 to 9:45 "Interaction Between Guardianship and Driver's Licensing" - Brenda Glahn, Senior Legal Advisor, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias

9:45 to 10:00 Break

10:00 to 11:00 "Ethics Refresh on Standards and Rights" - Sally Hurme, J.D., National Guardianship Association

11:00 to 12:00 "Public Benefits" - Dawn Weekly, Public Guardian and Administrator Legacy Law Firm LLC

12:00 to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 to 2:30 Round-Table Discussion: "Statutory Updates, Case Law Update, Nuts and Bolts for Practicing Guardians"

               (Open to Practicing and Public Guardians Only)

- Barry Lowy, Attorney, Director Office of State Guardian, IL Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

- Ruth Robinson, Attorney, Amundsen Davis, LLC

- Sharon Rudy, Attorney, Public Guardian, and Public Administrator

1:15 to 2:30 "Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and the Role of the ISC"

- Meg Cooch, DHS Deputy Director, Policy, Strategic Planning and Licensure

- Wanda Sumlar, Program Director, Community Service Options, Inc.

2:30 to 2:45 Break

2:45 to 3:45 "Immigration Basics"

- Sioban Albiol, Professor of Legal Practice and Director, Asylum and Immigration, Law Clinic DePaul College of Law

- Caroline Chapman, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Legal Council for Health Justice

3:45-4:00 Wrap-Up, Evaluations, and CEU's / CE's / MCLE's

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