Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:15 to 13:15
Eileen Durkin, Illinois Disability Association

CVLS is proud to partner with the Illinois Disability Association (IDA), a non-for profit association, in offering a series of CLE seminars on guardianships, particularly as they pertain to persons with disabilities. This series is part of a new collaboration between CVLS and the IDA to expand and enhance pro bono services to low-income persons with disabilities and their guardians. All seminars will be presented by IDA staff and experts in the field.


You have heard of special needs trusts but why are they so great? When it is appropriate to create a special needs trust? What types of disbursements can or cannot be made from the trust?  Illinois Disability Association attorney Eileen Durkin will answer these questions and more in giving an overview of special needs trusts.


CLE Credit

  • This seminar is worth 1.00 hours of General MCLE credit.
  • To request MCLE credit for viewing this seminar in its entirety fill out this form.


If you have any questions about the content of this seminar, you may contact Jessica Engle at jengle@cvls.org.

The Illinois Disability Association serves as Co-Trustee with The PrivateBank of the Illinois Disability Pooled Trust. This Pooled Trust has allowed more than 1,300 persons with disabilities throughout the State to maximize public and private resources during their lifetimes through self-funded and third-party-funded special needs trusts.