Note: This course contains content that is substantially similar to The Lawyer’s In-Depth Guide to Illinois Civil Unions that was presented by IICLE® in December 2011 but with important updates. Illinois MCLE Rules provide that an attorney may not claim credit for attending the same CLE course in a 12-month period.
Rapid Changes Require Rapid Response. Join IICLE® for the latest on Illinois Civil Unions!
Are you ready to advise your clients on their rights and the legal and financial impact of entering into a civil union Illinois? Do you have pressing questions that you'd like to ask?
We've brought back a distinguished panel of Illinois attorneys who will present the latest updates on this rapidly evolving area of the law and get the opportunity to discuss the issues and present your most pressing practice questions.
Become familiar with the full range of rights and protections that do and do not exist under this new Illinois law and map out a plan for your clients that will take into account:
- State and federal income taxes
- Estate planning
- Family law matters
You'll walk away from this fast-paced, practice-focused half-day session, with up-to-date information on this new law and a practical approach to addressing client needs.
Mark T. Neil is the founder and principal of Mark T. Neil and Associates, a law firm concentrating in probate, trust, and estate planning. Within these areas, the firm has a unique focus of providing estate planning to unmarried couples. Mr. Neil is also former Director of a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating equal rights for single and unmarried couples.
Kristi M. Vetri concentrates her practice in elder law and non-traditional couples. She has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 1999 and a Director on its national board since 2009. She lectures on a variety of Elder Law topics throughout the United States, makes frequent guest appearances on radio, and has authored numerous articles and is an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Richard A. Wilson is a partner in the law firm of Grund & Leavitt. Mr. Wilson has practiced exclusively in the field of family and matrimonial law for nearly twenty years. Mr. Wilson’s practice has particular concentration in the area of same-sex domestic relations law, where he has long and uniquely distinguished himself, with particular emphasis on nontraditional family law and the rights and interests of persons in same-sex relationships. Mr. Wilson has frequently spoken and lectured on these issues both in the US and Canada. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches in the LLM program on the law of nontraditional families. Mr. Wilson is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML).
Moderator: Kristi M. Vetri, Law Offices of Kristi M. Vetri, Belleville
An Introduction to Civil Union Legislation
Kristi M. Vetri, Law Offices of Kristi M. Vetri, Belleville
Family Law Issues
Richard A. Wilson, Grund & Leavitt, PC, Chicago
Estate Planning and Tax Issues
Mark T. Neil, Mark T. Neil & Associates, Chicago
Featuring the Faculty Panel & Open Mic for Attendees
Minimum CLE/CPE Accreditation: IICLE is an accredited sponsor for Illinois and most other states having minimum CLE requirements and mandatory CPE requirements for CPAs. Reporting instructions will be available at the programs.