Challenges of Representing Elder Clients with Mental or Physical Impairments
The Cook County Law Library presents: Challenges of Representing Elder Clients with Mental or Physical Impairments
This continuing legal education seminar will educate lawyers on how to best serve elder clients with physical or mental impairments.
Often, elder clients may be experiencing cognitive decline, including memory loss, or have some physical limitation, including poor eye sight or hearing loss. This session will first examine the how the American Bar Association (ABA) and Illinois Ethical Rules define “capacity” and address the effects of a client’s diminished capacity on the attorney-client relationship, including informed consent, confidentiality, and decision-making.
Secondly, this session will address the practical ways attorneys can create an office space that is accessible to clients with physical or mental impairments and how to prepare such clients for appearing in court.
Presenters: Erica Asbell and Mark Alanson, The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
1.5 Hour MCLE Credit is available.
This event is free and open to the public.
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