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Principled Advocacy For Families And Individuals With Disabilities And The Professionals Who Serve Them

 Speeches And Publications

We design and present training programs for our hospital and social service agency clients. We work with in-house personnel to develop training for staff on best practices, regulations, and new legislation.

Upcoming Speeches And Presentations

Joe Monahan will be speaking at the ISBA Law Ed Program, How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Illinois Mental Health Law and Practice, on June 4, 2021 via webinar. – Further details forthcoming

Kevin Lichtenberg will be speaking on Preserving Independence in the Guardianship Decision-Making Process (4/20/2021)

Publications

Mental Health Issues

Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2014 and 2015 Supplement

Author: Joseph T. Monahan
Practice Area: Mental Health

Mental Health Issues

Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2014 and 2015 Supplement

Contributing Editor: Amy E. Orlando
Practice Area: Mental Health

Guardianship For Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, And Mental Health Law

Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, and Mental Health Law, IICLE Practice Handbook, 2014 Supplement

Co-Author: Amy E. Orlando
Practice Area: Mental Health

Planning For Exempt Assets

Planning for Exempt Assets, Chapter 7, Asset Protection Planning, IICLE, 2014

Co-Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Asset Protection

Mental Health Issues

  • § 28:7 to 28:27, Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Supplement

Contributing Editor: Elizabeth A. Lawhorn
Practice Area: Mental Health

Estate Planning In Illinois Guardianships

Estate Planning in Illinois Guardianships, IICLE, 2012

Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Estate Planning

Should Your Client Consider A Change Of Residency To Avoid State Estate Taxes?

Should Your Client Consider a Change of Residency to Avoid State Estate Taxes?, Trusts & Estates, ISBA Newsletter, February, 2012

Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Estate Planning

Powers And Duties Of A Guardian Of The Person

Powers and Duties of a Guardian of the Person: Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, and Mental Health Law, Chapter 3, IICLE, 2011

Authors: Joseph T. Monahan and Elizabeth A. Lawhorn

Practice Area: Guardianship

Custodial Claims: Compensation For Family Caregivers

Custodial Claims: Compensation for Family Caregivers, Illinois Bar Journal, May, 2010

Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Estate Planning

Life-Sustaining Treatment And The Law

Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Law: The Evolution of Informed Consent, Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making Joseph T. Monahan and Elizabeth A. Lawhorn for the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Annals of Health Law, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Special Edition 2010, 107-113, please click here.

Authors: Joseph T. Monahan and Elizabeth A. Lawhorn
Practice Area: Healthcare Law

Elder Abuse: Legal Definitions And Mandatory Reporting Of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: Legal Definitions and Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse Joseph T. Monahan and Linda Bryceland for the Social Work Networker published by the NASW Illinois Chapter. For the full magazine article published May 1, 2009, please click here.

Authors: Joseph T. Monahan and Linda Bryceland
Practice Area: Elder Law

Legal Issues Affecting Elderly Clients

Legal Issues Affecting Elderly Clients – Medicare and Medicaid for the Elderly Joseph T. Monahan and Linda Bryceland for the Social Work Networker published by the NASW Illinois Chapter. For the full magazine article published October 1, 2009, please click here.

Authors: Joseph T. Monahan and Lynda Bryceland
Practice Area: Elder Law

Legal Issues Affecting Elderly Clients

Legal Issues Affecting Elderly Clients – Incompetent Elderly Clients: Powers of Attorney and Guardianship Joseph T. Monahan and Linda Bryceland for the Social Work Networker published by the NASW Illinois Chapter. For the full magazine article published August 1, 2009, please click here.

Authors: Joseph T. Monahan and Linda Bryceland
Practice Area: Elder Law

Mental Health Issues

  • § 28:7 to 28:27, Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2008

Author: Joseph T. Monahan
Practice Area: Mental Health

Mental Health Issues

  • § 28:7 to 28:27, Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series) 2008 Supplement

Contributing Editor: Amy E. McCarty
Practice Area: Mental Health

Special Needs Trusts – Structured Settlements Chapter

Special Needs Trusts – Structured Settlements Chapter, IICLE, 2008

Author:
Practice Area: Trusts

Minimizing Taxes In Illinois Minor Guardianship Estates

Minimizing Taxes in Illinois Minor Guardianship Estates, CBA Record, January, 2007

Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Estate Planning

The Role Of Corporate Fiduciaries In Estate Planning For Disabled Adults

The Role of Corporate Fiduciaries in Estate Planning for Disabled Adults, CBA Record, January, 2007

Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Areas: Estate Planning

Confidentiality Of Mental Health Records

Confidentiality of Mental Health Records, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, (Illinois Practice Series)

Author: Elizabeth A. Lawhorn
Practice Area: Mental Health

Medicaid Planning For The Disabled: The Use Of OBRA ’93 Pay Back Trusts

Medicaid Planning for the Disabled: The Use of OBRA ’93 Pay Back Trusts, Illinois Bar Journal, 1998

Co-Author: A. Margot Gordon
Practice Area: Estate Planning

Environmental Ethics And Political Ethics Go Hand In Hand

Environmental Ethics and Political Ethics Go Hand in Hand, Tulane Law School, 1991

Author: John W. Whitcomb
Practice Area: Ethics

The Effect Of Domestic Violence On Unemployment Compensation

The Effect of Domestic Violence on Unemployment Compensation, The Women’s Advocate, 9:5, 1988

Author: John W. Whitcomb
Practice Area: Employment