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Chicago Elder Law Attorney, Kerry Peck of Peck Bloom LLC, To Present On Ethics at U of I Seminar

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/ The School of Social Work is hosting Kerry Peck at U of I for a half-day seminar on ethics. The Chicago litigation attorney will present on the ethical issues and reporting requirements social services professionals may face when doing their jobs.

CHICAGO, IL -- Peck Bloom's own Chicago elder law attorney, Kerry Peck is scheduled to present on ethical issues facing social services workers at an upcoming seminar at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The seminar, entitled "When Duty Calls: Ethics. How Do We Protect Our Clients, Young and Old?" takes place on Thursday, April

11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum at 800 S. Halsted St, Chicago IL. The seminar costs $30 and includes continental breakfast.

Hosted by the University of Illinois School of Social Work in Chicago, the seminar is a chance for social workers and social services professionals to earn 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) while learning about ethical considerations they may face during the course of their jobs.

"There are many ethical issues that social workers may face during their careers. Specifically related to seniors are issues such as, does the client have the mental capacity to make sound decisions? I'm looking forward to delving into this and other issues at the seminar in April. It's always energizing to meet with professionals in the field, listen to the issues they face and help them understand their obligations, but also the resources available," noted Kerry Peck of Peck Bloom, LLC (

The following topics will be covered by Kerry Peck at U of I:

• The Health Care Surrogate Act, which is intended for use when no advanced directives have been executed.
• The legal issues that arise when a patient’s competency is of concern.
• A breakdown of the guardianship process within the court system and identifying when it is a necessary legal tool.
• The requisites for appointing a guardian.

Kerry Peck is a managing partner of the Chicago law firm of Peck Bloom, LLC, which concentrates in Elder Law. Peck is a Chicago litigation attorney whose practice is focused on: trust/estate probate litigation, will contests, probate administration, elder law, estate planning and guardianship litigation. He has been recognized repeatedly throughout the state as a top lawyer in Elder Law and was named a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. Peck is often asked to participate in educational seminars throughout the state and regularly presents to the professional staffs of health care institutions, banks, the City of Chicago, the Department on Aging and law schools.

About Peck Bloom, LLC: Peck Bloom, LLC ( is a boutique Chicago law firm that provides excellent representation in a variety of areas including probate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust litigation, administration of estates and trusts, elder law, estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, tax law, litigation attorney services, and special needs planning.

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