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ILS & F2F Webinar Series: Guardianship & Other Legal Decision Making Tools

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation description:

An overview of the available decision-making legal tools for adults with disabilities who are not able to make major life decisions for themselves. Participants will learn about adult guardianship, powers of attorney for health, supported decision making, and how to decide which options may be helpful. Participants will also learn how to navigate the court process for adult guardianship.

Presenter:  Sarah Hess, Senior Staff Attorney,  Legal Council for Health Justice

Sarah Hess is a staff attorney at Legal Council for Health Justice. She provides legal aid to mitigate the causes and consequences of trauma, toxic stress, and the social determinants of health through the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) model. Sarah has designed and integrated youth-focused MLPs into a social work department, a community health worker program, and an FQHC school-based health center. She addresses health-harming legal needs for young people and their families via direct services and impact litigation. Sarah was a Skadden Fellow at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Aside from direct services, Sarah provides training on trauma-sensitive practices for lawyers and other helping professions, including the 2017 Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference, Legal Aid Society, the Illinois Courts, ICJIA, Equip for Equality’s Disability Rights Consortium, and CLE-approved courses at the Chicago Bar Association.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


February 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Illinois Life Span Program
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