Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leynee Cruz Flores to Commission on Elder Law

April 28, 2022

The Illinois Supreme Court recently appointed Leynee Cruz Flores to its newly established Commission on Elder Law. Leynee will serve as a member of the Commission through December 2024.

The Commission on Elder Law comprises attorneys, judges, public guardians and nonprofit officers with significant experience in the field. The Commission was formed to serve Illinois seniors and residents with disabilities by improving state protections with an analysis of current state laws and developing policy recommendations to ensure due process.

As an appointed member, Leynee will collaborate with fellow members to make recommendations for Illinois policy and procedures, including Judicial Branch policies, Supreme Court Rules, the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, guardianship proceedings and guardianship qualification requirements. Additionally, Leynee will review other states’ approaches to elder law issues and work in conjunction with the Illinois Mental Health Task Force to provide suggestions related to senior attorneys. 

More information on Leynee’s responsibilities and the Commission on Elder Law can be found in the Illinois Supreme Court’s order here.

This news follows Leynee’s recent appointment to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis’ Judicial Screening Committee.

Leynee concentrates her practice in all areas of trust and estate administration, litigation and estate planning. Drawing from her extensive legal experience in both Illinois and Florida, Leynee works to implement creative legal strategies and personalized solutions for each of her clients.

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