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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"The Probate Process: What Every Estate Planning Attorney Should Know Before They File an Appearance"

58th Annual Estate Planning Short Course

Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Chicago, IL

May 19, 2015

Most estate planning attorneys get their feet wet in probate court early on in their careers by opening and closing estates in the normal course when a client passes away. However, more often than not, and especially in recent years, the administration of estates and trusts lends itself to controversies and unexpected obstacles.


We will introduce, or in some cases, re-introduce Illinois probate practice and procedure and discuss "what's trending" in the Courts both from a current case law and practical perspective. In our discussion we will touch upon the basics of probate administration but will also provide an overview on probate and trust litigation.

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth A. Garlovsky, Garlovsky Schneider, LLC
  • Hon. Mary E. Coghlan, Circuit Court of Cook County, Probate Division
  • Hon. Susan M. Coleman, Circuit Court of Cook County, Probate Division

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