The Illinois Trust Code: Highlights for Fiduciaries

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Four members of the committee that drafted the Illinois Trust Code will present on aspects of the ITC of particular relevance to fiduciaries, including fiduciary duties, identifying the persons who should receive notices and accounts, notices and accounts, creditors rights and trust modification.


  • Introduction to the ITC  Focus on key concepts such as mandatory versus default provisions and definitions
  • Who is a Qualified Beneficiary?  Identifying the qualified beneficiaries of a trust is fundamental to fulfilling fiduciary duties, but not necessarily intuitive.
  • Representation of Beneficiaries  Learn who may represent qualified beneficiaries, including minors and other incapacitated beneficiaries.
  • Notices and Accounts  The ITC introduced new rules for providing information to beneficiaries.  Learn when the new rules apply, and how they apply to trusts.
  • Directed Trusts  A properly administered directed trust can relieve the nondirecting fiduciaries from liability for actions taken by the directing party.
  • Creditors’ Rights  When is a trust subject to the claims of the grantor’s or beneficiary’s creditors?
  • Fiduciary Duties  Fiduciary duty topics include revocable trusts, delegation, life insurance, acceptances and resignation and trust certification.
  • Trust Modification, In Brief  An introduction to the various tools now available to modify the terms of a trust to help it better achieve its purpose and to facilitate smooth administration.
  • Questions and Answers  The entire panel will field questions

Susan T. Bart, Schiff Hardin LLP
Adam M. Damerow, Katten

Jane G. Ditelberg, The Northern Trust Company
Rebecca Wallenfelsz, Chapman & Cutler LLP
Ryan A. Walsh, Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP

Continuing Education
3.50 MCLE Credits (Illinois Attorneys) - Live Technology Only
4.00 CTFA Credits ABA Professional Certification

Per Person Fee
(Includes OnDemand Access through June 6, 2021)
Member $189
Nonmember $319