Free Virtual Health Care Power of Attorney Clinic for Parents/Guardians of High School or College Age Students Who Are No Longer Minors

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic and the New Trier Township Community Forums partner with attorney Adam Garber from Levenfeld Perlstein to present The Health Care Power of Attorney Document – Why Students Need It on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This free virtual health care Power of Attorney (POA) clinic is for parents/guardians of high school or college-age students with a permanent address in suburban Cook County and throughout Lake County. Registration in advance is required at info@NSLegalAid.org. A Zoom link and Power of Medical Attorney form will be sent upon event registration.

Notary services for newly issued POA documents are being provided free of charge by New Trier Township on Thursday, June 3, from 1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. at New Trier Township’s temporary site at the Village of Winnetka, 510 Green Bay Road (room TBD).

The Clinic’s Executive Director Susan Shulman and New Trier Township Supervisor Elect Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg have been working in conjunction on pro-bono legal assistance services for people facing domestic violence, immigration or housing law challenges since 2019. The Clinic is a grantee partner of the Township and is offering new services like the POA clinic to better serve residents.

A healthcare POA is a legal document that allows an individual to empower another person to make decisions about their medical care. A POA refers to both a legal document and a specific person with legal authority. The document can name the parent/guardian as the sole point of contact and decision-maker should the student become medically incapacitated.

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