Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Upcoming in July: AALS/CLEA Virtual Clinical Conference to include Pandemic-Impact Speakers on Clinics that Serve Older Adults

AALS's Clinical Section and CLEA are hosting a free Virtual Clinical Conference that begins Tuesday, July 21, running through Thursday, July 23.  The conference offers two plenary sessions, a webinar, asynchronous videos, large group discussions, small group discussions focued on specific topics or within affinity groups, very timely programs sponsored by Clinicians of Color, and a final community building session.

Jam-packed! -- but also easy to navigate through the virtual platform.  Here's the link to the full schedule.  The sessions will begin each day at noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Register for the Conference here.  

And did I mention it is FREE?!

Elder Law/Disability Law Clinical gurus Martha Mannix (University of Pittsburgh) and Mary Helen McNeal (Syracuse) will be facilitators for three afternoon sessions on "Student Representation of Elderly and Special Needs Clients in Virtual and COVID World" and the brainstorming topics include: 

    1. Discussion on how we might reimagine our encounters with our elderly clientss or clients with disabilities through communications technology or creative reconfiguring of in-person client meetings.

    2. Discussion on the role of students.  Does the COVID-19 emergency require us to restructure or reimagine the role of the clinic student and our supervision of them in light of the challenges presented by remote learning and representation and institutional desires to shield student from risk?

    3. Discussion on whether we might consider altering the nature of our legal work in clinical settings: Is this the moment best met by continuing individual representation or should we turn our ckubucak efforts to addressing systemic issues or engagement in policy advocacy?  

And to add to the intrigue -- the final session of the three-day program includes a Dance Party!  Let your inner "Hairspray" shine! 

July 7, 2020 in Current Affairs, Discrimination, Ethical Issues, Legal Practice/Practice Management, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Topics and Speakers Announced for AALS January 2021 Program on Intersectionality, Aging and the Law

Hard to believe we are scheduling for January 2021, isn't it!  Here's the scheduled speakers and topics for the co-hosted program during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on "Intersectionality, Aging and the Law:"

July 2, 2020 in Advance Directives/End-of-Life, Cognitive Impairment, Discrimination, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Ethical Issues, International, Programs/CLEs, Statistics | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Webinar: State Elder Justice Coalitions

Busy tomorrow, June 2, at 2 edt? Take a break and register for this webinar from DOJ's Elder Justice Initiative. State Elder Justice Coalitions: Informing Services and Influencing Public Policy:

Join us for the webinar, State Elder Justice Coalitions: Informing Services and Influencing Public Policy. With increased attention to elder justice, Elder Justice Coalitions are forming throughout the country. While their composition varies, state Elder Justice Coalitions address such issues as public policy, practice, professional training, and public awareness. Members of the National Network of State Elder Justice Coalitions (NNSEJC) Steering Committee will illustrate examples from coalitions across the nation. Topics include development and structure; priorities and notable accomplishments; sustainability; and the roles of the NNSEJC. Time will be allotted to answer attendee questions. 

Please view our recent article, Building a National Elder Justice Movement, State by State
(pp. 111-116), at: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/185807/112/

Click here to register for this webinar.

May 31, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sign Up for This Webinar on Medicare Appeals

The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA)  is hosting a webinar on May 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. edt, sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Here's the description:

An overview of the Medicare appeals process from attorneys who have extensive experience handling Medicare appeals. The program will include:

• Medicare rules and requirements;

• Helpful resources to use while preparing a Medicare appeal;

• Appeal tips to help maximize the chance of a successful appeal; and

• Case studies to illustrate the appeals process.

Click here to register for the webinar.

May 8, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Health Care/Long Term Care, Medicare, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

AALS Call for Papers/Presenters on Intersectionality, Aging and the Law

The AALS Section on Law and Aging is joining forces with the Sections on Civil Rights, Disability Law, Family and Juvenile Law, Minority Groups. Poverty, Sexual Orientation, Gender-Identity Issues, Trusts & Estates and Women in Legal Education to host a program for the 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in San Francisco in January.  The theme for the program is appropriately broad -- "Intersectionality, Aging and the Law."  

I like this definition of "intersectionality": 

The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.  Example:  "Through an awareness of intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and ground the differences among us."

We need great presenters!  

From Naomi Cahn at George Washington Law:

We are interested in participants who will address this subject from numerous perspectives. Potential topics include gray divorce, incarceration, elder abuse (physical or financial), disparities in wealth, health, housing, and planning based on race or gender or gender identity, age and disability discrimination, and other topics.  The conception of the program is broad, and we are exploring publication options.

If you are interested in participating, please send a 400-600 word description of what you'd like to discuss.  Submissions should be sent to Professor Naomi Cahn, ncahn@law.gwu.edu, by June 2, 2020, and the author[s] of the selected paper(s) will be notified by July 1, 2020.  

AALS is planning on hosting the annual meeting from January 5-9 and I personally feel the overall theme for the conference is apt in these fraught times:  The Power of Words

 

April 30, 2020 in Advance Directives/End-of-Life, Cognitive Impairment, Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Discrimination, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Estates and Trusts, Ethical Issues, Grant Deadlines/Awards, Health Care/Long Term Care, Housing, International, Legal Practice/Practice Management, Programs/CLEs, Property Management, Science, Statistics, Webinars, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 20, 2020

Journal of Elder Policy Calls for Papers related to COVID-19, Policy and Older Adults

Our friend Professor Naomi Cahn at George Washington Law has advised us that the peer-reviewed Journal of Elder Policy is planning a special issue related to COVID-19.  Certainly the implications of policy in this pandemic are constantly in the news, and how appropriate to begin the process of analysis. 

Abstracts of 500 words are due by June 15, 2020.  Full papers of between 8,000 and 10,000 words are due by September 30, 2020.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Risk assessment, Ageism, Legislation to protect older adults,
  • Community initiatives, Medical and nursing perspectives,
  • Mental health challenges for elders, Family support or conflict,
  • Helping and volunteering, Rationing of care, Challenges for caregivers

Authors should send their Vita and a 500 word abstract related to their paper by June 15 to Managing Assistant Editor, Kaitlyn Langendoerfer.  Details available here. 

The ever-busy Naomi is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal.  Thank you for letting us know about this opportunity, Naomi!

April 20, 2020 in Advance Directives/End-of-Life, Cognitive Impairment, Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Ethical Issues, Grant Deadlines/Awards, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, Science, Statistics | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 13, 2020

Webinar Series on Elder Abuse

The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) is offering a series of  five webinars during the last week of April.  The registration is $95 per webinar for non-members.  Information about the webinars and registration info is available here.  Here are the topics:

Elder Scams - Following the Paper Trail

4/27/2020

Expert Witnesses in Elder Abuse

4/28/2020

Accidental Injury or Criminal Elder Abuse?

4/28/2020

Elder Forensics: Over Grandma's Dead Body

4/30/2020

Not Just a Civil Matter - Inv. Complex Financial Elder Abuse

4/30/2020

April 13, 2020 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Webinar on Remote Provision of Legal Services to Older Adults

Everyone should sign up for this upcoming webinar from the National Center on Law & Elder Rights. O March 25, 2020 they will offer this webinar, Strategies for Providing Remote Legal Services to Older Adults.

Here's the info about the webinar:

Legal assistance providers and aging services advocates are evolving their service delivery models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote legal services are particularly important for older adults and people of all ages with compromised immune systems who are at high-risk if exposed to COVID-19. This webinar will share strategies and highlight technology-based tools that can enhance the provision of virtual legal assistance. The Administration for Community Living will provide an introduction to this topic and will share information on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenters: • Hilary Dalin, Administration for Community Living, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services • Sarah Galvan, Justice in Aging • Liz Keith, Pro Bono Net.

March 21, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Legal Practice/Practice Management, Other, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Do You Know Enough About the Legal Issues Surrounding Subsidized Housing?

If you answer to that question was no, then register now for this free webinar from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights, Legal Basics of Subsidized Housing Rents: Income, Formula-Based, and Tax Credit Properties Here's information about the webinar:

A variety of rules govern the setting and adjustment of rents in different federally assisted rental housing programs. For most tenants in these programs, a tenant’s share of the rent is based on the tenant’s income, usually at 30% of adjusted household income. For some tenants, however, the rent may be unrelated to tenant income. This is true for: 1) tenants in privately owned, federally supported housing, without deep rental subsidies or with formula rents; 2) for certain public housing tenants who pay a “flat rent” based on reasonable market value or who are subject to minimum rents set by statute; and 3) tenants in Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties where rents are set based on a percentage of the local area median income. This webinar will provide an overview of the rules governing tenant rent contributions in the major federal programs, including public housing, project-based rental assistance programs, the Housing Choice Voucher program, and LIHTC. The webinar will also review how a tenant’s rent contribution is established and adjusted in different programs, with a particular focus on the rules governing income determinations.

To register, click here.

March 5, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Housing, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture

Happen to be in the vicinity of the U. of Ill. School of Law on Monday? If so, be sure to stop by to listen to the Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture at noon est.  The speaker is  Omri Ben-Shahar - University of Chicago Law School who will speak on Personalized Elder Law.

 

February 29, 2020 in Books, Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Other, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Don't Miss This Webinar: Public Charge and Elder Immigrants

Do you know about the Public Charge and Elder Immigrants issue? Justice is Aging has a webinar scheduled on this for March 9, 2020 at 2-2:30 eastern time..  Here's the info from the announcement.

Public Charge and Immigrant Seniors

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide temporary injunction that had prevented the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge immigration rule from taking effect. This means that the public charge rule that DHS finalized last August can go into effect nationwide, except in Illinois, where it is blocked by a statewide injunction. DHS announced that it will begin implementing the final rule on February 24th.

The Supreme Court’s decision endangers the health and well-being of older immigrants and their families and cruelly impedes the path to citizenship and family unification. However, it is not a final decision and we must continue to fight to stop this harmful policy from becoming permanent. The multiple cases challenging the underlying legality of the final public charge rule will continue in the courts. DHS has appealed all the district court decisions that issued preliminary injunctions to the Second, Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. DHS has also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

Justice in Aging and our partners have filed amicus briefs in the Second and Ninth Circuits to ask the court to affirm the district courts’ nationwide injunctions and to highlight the ways in which this rule unfairly targets older immigrants, their families, and caregivers. This webinar, Updates on Public Charge & Older Immigrants, will begin with an overview of the public charge test and how it applies to older adults, discuss the current state of litigation, and provide information on what advocates need to know about the rule’s implementation.

Who should participate:
Aging and legal advocates, advocates serving immigrant communities, community-based providers, and others wanting to learn more about how changes to the public charge test and implementation of the new regulations impact older immigrants.

To register for the webinar, click here. More info about this issue is available from Justice in Aging here.

 

February 13, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Cases, Federal Statutes/Regulations, International, Medicaid, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Elder Justice Mapping Webinar

Register now for an upcoming webinar from the Department of Justice webinar on Mapping Elder Justice Networks.  The webinar is scheduled for January 21, 2020  at 2 p.m. est.   Here is info about the webinar

Join us for the webinar, Mapping Elder Justice Networks, where we will introduce the new Elder Justice Networks Locator. 

The Locator is a map designed to help elder justice professionals to locate and collaborate with elder justice networks/teams across the nation.  Networks will be added in an on-going fashion.

This webinar will discuss the development of this resource, walk through how to find and use the Locator, and explain how to submit your network for inclusion.

Mapping Elder Justice Networks

Talitha Guinn-Shaver, Presenter

The Locator represents the teams that have provided information to participate in this project. Networks interested in being included in the Locator may submit their network name, type, address, web address and email to elder.justice@usdoj.gov. Please note that for-profit organizations and dot coms cannot be included.  Other rules may apply.  Submission is not a guarantee of inclusion in the Locator.

To register for this webinar, click here.

January 8, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Federal Cases, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, State Cases, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Reframing Elder Abuse on Social Media-New Webinar

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Center on Elder Abuse is offering a webinar on Friday January 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. est, on How to Reframe Elder Abuse on Social Media.

Over the past few years, the NCEA’s Reframing Elder Abuse project, an initiative to change the way we talk about elder abuse with the public has built momentum. The project aims to demonstrate how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective efficacy on the issue, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address it. Social media can be the first, and in some ways, the easiest place to begin to reframe how the public thinks about elder abuse. During this webinar, participants will review best practices in public communications on elder abuse based on an evidence-based strategy and receive tips and resources in social media application.

Click here to register for this webinar.

January 7, 2020 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

American Society on Aging 2020 Annual Conference

Registration is open for the American Society on Aging 2020 annual conference in Atlanta, Aging 2020: Examining the Needs of Today's Diverse Older Adults set for March 24-27, 2020. Take a look at the extensive agenda to identify sessions that are can't miss.  It promises to be a great conference! #AiA20 #Aging2020

(PS-I'm on the board and reviewed some of the proposals, so I know it will be great!)

December 18, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Other, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Save the Date: Reframing Elder Abuse on Social Media Webinar

Here's a save the date announcement about an important upcoming webinar on Friday January 24, 2020 at 8 a.m. est, 11 pst. 

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) presents:

How to Reframe Elder Abuse on Social MediaWebinar

Over the past few years, the NCEA’s Reframing Elder Abuse project, an initiative to change the way we talk about elder abuse with the public has built momentum. The project aims to demonstrate how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective efficacy on the issue, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address it. Social media can be the first, and in some ways, the easiest place to begin to reframe how the public thinks about elder abuse. During this webinar, participants will review best practices in public communications on elder abuse based on an evidence-based strategy and receive tips and resources in social media application.

Mark your calendars to register for the webinar, once registration is open.

December 17, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Other, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 16, 2019

New Resource on Hoarding Disorders

The National Center on Law & Elder Rights released a new FAQ on hoarding disorders. Frequently Asked Questions: Hoarding Disorders and Older Adult discusses several important FAQs including how to differentiate between hoarding and clutter or being unorganized, how hoarding is different than collecting, available tools to identify potential hoarding disorders, what to do when hoarding is a factor in the person’s eviction, therapies for treating hording, resources and more. Corresponding PowerPoint slides from a legal training webinar are available here.  Accompanying materials on self-neglect can be accessed here with the link to the webinar recording here.

December 16, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Updates from Missouri

I was in Missouri last week for a couple of days and had a chance to visit with some great people. First, I had the privilege to meet Dr. Erin Robinson and Dr. Clark Peters from the School of Social Work at Mizzou.   The work they are doing in gerontological social work is quite interesting. At some point our conversation segued into the role of technology in caregiving for older adults, and Dr. Robinson shared with me the research and activities of the Mizzou Center for Eldercare & Rehabilitation Technology, whose "mission is to create technology for proactive healthcare that helps older adults and people of all ages and needs to lead healthier, more independent lives."   We also talked about the University's foray into housing for elders, known as TigerPlace. which is a partnership between Americare and the Mizzou Sinclair School of Nursing.

On Friday, I attended day two of the winter symposium of the Missouri Chapter of NAELA (MoNAELA), The two day program had a robust agenda of general sessions and two tracks, advanced and basics. These folks are a great bunch of people who are quite knowledgeable and caring.

 

 

December 10, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Housing, Programs/CLEs, Science, Web/Tech | Permalink

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

June 2020 Conference on Law Teaching & Learning

I received an email last week announcing the below summer conference on Law Teaching & Learning

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2020 Conference

Effective Instruction in Online and Hybrid Legal Education

June 11—13, 2020

University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

Little Rock, Arkansas

 Conference Theme:  The future of legal education has arrived, with more and more law schools moving toward teaching part or all of their J.D. program online.  During this conference, we will explore how law professors can design and implement methods for teaching effectively in online environments, including both synchronous and asynchronous formats.  After an opening plenary examining data regarding the effectiveness of online education, the subsequent plenaries and concurrent workshops will address the following topics in the context of online and hybrid courses and programs:  course and program design, assessment of student learning, active learning and student engagement, teaching methods, providing feedback, and collaborative learning.

 

Conference Structure:  The conference will consist of three plenary sessions and a series of concurrent workshops that will take place on Thursday, June 11; Friday, June 12; and the morning of Saturday, June 13.  The conference will open with an informal reception on the evening of Wednesday, June 10.  Details about the conference will be available on the website of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, www.lawteaching.org

 

Registration Information:  The conference fee for participants is $285, which includes materials, meals during the conference (three breakfasts and three lunches), and the welcome reception on Wednesday, June 10.  The conference fee for presenters is $185.  Details regarding the registration process will be provided in future announcements.

 

November 20, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Other, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Upcoming Webinars on Elder Abuse

There are two upcoming webinars you won't want to miss. First, register for the How to Talk About Elder Abuse webinar  on November 13 at 1 eastern. According to the announcement

Over the past few years, the FrameWorks Institute worked with the National Center on Elder Abuse to create a communication strategy that demonstrates how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective efficacy on the issue, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address it. During this webinar, participants will learn about the NCEA’s Reframing Elder Abuse project; review a new evidence-based public communication strategy on elder abuse; and begin learning how to apply it in their communication practices.

To register, click here.

The next webinar, on December 3, at 2 eastern, covers New Research on Elder Abuse Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations,

The webinar which is hosted by the National Center on Elder Abuse at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will cover the following:

Many tribal communities are experiencing a silent epidemic of abuse of older adults. Limited research on elder abuse has suggested higher rates of abuse among tribal elders, yet little is known about promising strategies that can be implemented to prevent or manage cases of abuse. This webinar will provide an overview of elder abuse in Indian Country, including recent research identifying new national-level prevalence rates and predictors of abuse among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Rates of various types of elder abuse for Native Americans-- almost double that of overall findings from original study findings -- will be shared. The unique, complex context that intersects to shape abuse correlates for tribal elders such as history of trauma, social support, and emotional problems will be discussed. Findings from a recent national needs assessment focused on screening and management of elder abuse in tribal health settings that included tribal health care providers, elder advocates, Title VI staff, and tribal Adult Protection Services will also be shared. Presenters will identify promising practices and strategies identified in the needs assessment, as well as a series of recommendations that can be implemented in local tribal communities to help combat elder abuse.

To register, click here.

November 5, 2019 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Free Webinar:Advanced Training on Medicare Part B

Sign up now for this upcoming November 20, 2019 webinar from the National Center of Law & Elder Rights.  The webinar is on Advanced Training on Medicare Part B, and is scheduled for 2 p.m. eastern.  Click here to register.  According to the announcement,

Advanced Training on Medicare Part B

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Beneficiaries and advocates face challenges navigating the benefits covered under Medicare Part B and understanding the basics of accessing these benefits.

This webcast will look at three areas that can often cause confusion and will provide advice on how to address common problems:

·         Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN): What is it and what options do clients have when faced with an unexpected bill after signing an ABN?

·         Part B Drugs: What drugs are covered by Part B and what payments are required?

·         Durable Medical Equipment: For 2019 and 2020, competitive bidding has been suspended for all DME except insulin supplies. What does this mean for your client’s access to suppliers?

Presenter: Georgia Burke, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging

NOTE: This is an advanced training and assumes participants have a general understanding of Medicare benefits. Please see NCLER's Health Training curriculum for more information on the Legal Basics of Medicare Parts A, B, and C

 

October 31, 2019 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Medicare, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)