Principal Mallory Moreno co-moderates Medicaid Planning for Spouses at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. – Illinois Chapter

November 10, 2021

Mallory Moreno, principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., will co-moderate a breakout session at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. – Illinois Chapter’s (IL NAELA) 2021 Fall UnProgram which is set for November 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program will be held via Zoom.

Moreno and co-moderator, Melissa Kallio of Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, P.C., will moderate a session on Medicaid Planning for Spouses. The program will also include Steven Milburn and Kathy Butcher of the Office of the Inspector General addressing questions about Medicaid applications; Attorney Ray Prather discussing electronic wills; and additional breakout sessions on a legislative update, Medicaid planning for children with disabilities, implementing electronic wills, incorporating technology into one’s practice, planning irrevocable trusts and issues with Powers of Attorney.

Moreno focuses her practice on adult guardianships, both contested and non-contested, estate and trust administration and litigation, including financial exploitation, will and trust contests, fiduciary disputes, issues of capacity, powers of attorneys, undue influence, financial exploitation, citations and fraud. A significant portion of her practice is dedicated to long-term care planning, Medicaid, Medicaid appeals, estate planning, special needs planning and disability law.

Moreno is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), an exclusive honor bestowed on a select group of attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. As of 2021, there are only 17 CELAs in Illinois providing creative solutions to elder law issues. Moreno also serves as vice president for IL NAELA and chairs several of its committees. She is a frequent faculty speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) as well as other organizations and serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ section of the Chicago Bar Association’s Serving our Seniors Committee.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA), founded in 1987, is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services for seniors and people with special needs. NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who represent legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, professors of law and students. NAELA sponsors continuing legal education programs on Elder Law throughout the year, seeks to provide support to other organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities and advocates on public policy issues facing seniors and people with special needs. NAELA does not provide direct legal services.

The program is approved for 4.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credits. To register, please click here. Registration fee for non-members of NAELA-IL is $225; students are $50.