july, 2022

19julAll DayUnderstanding the Surrogate Decision-Makers: Who Decides When You Can't?Private presentation for Wheeling Township's Alzheimer's Support Group Event Organized By: Partner Melissa Kallio, JD, CELA

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*This is a private presentation for Wheeling Township’s Alzheimer’s Support Group*

This session discusses the types of decision-makers authorized by Illinois law to make decisions on behalf of a disabled adult, including agents under Powers of Attorney, trustees, guardians, and health care surrogates. This session will cover whether the decision-maker is legally entitled to make the decision at hand, the extent of a decision-maker’s authority, and what ethical standards they should apply when making decisions.


All Day (Tuesday) CST




Partner Melissa Kallio, JD, CELAAttorney Melissa Kallio, a Partner at Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, is one of only a few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois. She concentrates her practice in elder law, which includes Medicaid planning and applications, adult guardianship estates, trust and estate administration, and estate planning. Melissa also serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and counsel for Respondents in guardianship estates. She frequently presents to attorney, consumer, and healthcare professional groups on a variety of elder law topics.[email protected]

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