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

Amy E. Orlando

Biography

Ms. Orlando concentrates her practice in probate, mental health, confidentiality, and health care law matters. She regularly advises hospitals, social service agencies, and individual clients regarding compliance with a wide array of laws, including the Mental Health Code, federal and state confidentiality laws, and the Probate Act.

Ms. Orlando has dedicated her time to serving both the legal community and community at large. She served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, having previously served as vice-chair of the committee. She has taught a mental health law seminar for PESI, a nonprofit organization that offers continuing education to medical and mental health professionals. She also volunteers her time, knowledge, and skills to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, which provides free legal service to low-income individuals in the Chicago area.

Ms. Orlando received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, where she served as Executive Justice of the Moot Court Honors Program and President of the Disability Law Organization. She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University.

Practice Areas

  • Community Based Services
  • Guardianship
  • Health Care Law
  • Mental Health & Confidentiality Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Risk Management

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Executive Justice of the Moot Court Honors Program
    • Honors: President of the Disability Law Organization
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, and Mental Health Law, IICLE Practice Handbook, 2018
  • Co-Author, Planning for Exempt Assets, Chapter 7, Asset Protection Planning, IICLE Practice Handbook, 2018
  • Author, I am a Licensed Social Worker: Can I Bill Insurance?, National Association of Social Workers – Illinois Chapter, March 21, 2016
  • Contributing Editor, Chapter 28, Mental Health Issues, Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd, Vol. 22 (Illinois Practice Series), 2014, 2015, and 2016 Supplement
  • Co-Author, Guardianship for Disabled Adults, Advance Directives, and Mental Health Law, IICLE Practice Handbook, 2014 Supplement

Classes & Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, Guardianship 101, Rush University Medical Center, October 11, 2016
  • Presenter, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI, September 29, 2016
  • Presenter, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI, 09/24/2015 to 09/25/2015
  • Presented, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI, 10/30/2014 to 10/31/2014
  • Moderator, Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System, The Chicago Bar Association, April 30, 2014
  • Presenter, Illinois Mental Health and the Law, PESI, September 28, 2017

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2013 to Present
  • PLOWS Council on Aging, M-team Member
  • Misericordia Young Professionals Board, Former Member

Professional Associations

  • The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, Chair, 2013 to 2014
  • The Chicago Bar Association, Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2011 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2011 to Present