Thomas Sukowicz Hosts “Dealing with Dementia in Law Firms” Discussing the Growing Trend of Aging and Practicing Attorneys
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner and LGBT Affinity Network member Thomas P. Sukowicz and Mary Andreoni from the ARDC joined forces again this year to put on a very information-laced program titled, “Dealing with Dementia in Law Firms” on June 23, 2015. Attendees from across the United States listened in as Mr. Sukowicz and Ms. Andreoni discussed the growing trend of aging, practicing attorneys.
Mary Anderoni and Thomas Sukowicz revealed Illinois statistics and a list of age related impairments. They also discussed how best to manage the risks created by impaired lawyers and law firms’ responsibilities to the impaired lawyer and to clients to address concerns before they become a problem. Other topics that were discussed were the designation of an inventory/successor attorney; ARDC action to protect clients from impaired or deceased solo lawyers and how to close a law practice.