Friday, September 24, 2021

DOJ Elder Justice Initiative Fall Webinars

DOJ's Elder Justice Initiative has announced its fall webinar series.  

Thursday September 30, 2021 2-3 p.m.,  INNOVATIONS IN GUARDIANSHIP: MAXIMIZING AUTONOMY AND ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY.

Guardianship is one approach to providing support and assistance to adults who need help with decision-making about finances and personal issues. However, as recent high-profile and less visible cases illustrate, guardianship can also infringe on personal rights and can lead to mistreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities.

 

Join us for a webinar to discuss current trends and challenges in state guardianship systems, policies and practice. Using real-life guardianship scenarios, the webinar will explore ways to maximize autonomy and ensure accountability throughout the guardianship process. Presenters will discuss less restrictive alternatives to guardianship as well as ways to improve adjudication and post-appointment oversight of guardians.

To register, click here

Thursday October 21, 2021 2-3 p.m., IMPLEMENTING ELDER ABUSE RESTRAINING ORDERS

With the growing criminalization of elder abuse, greater attention has focused on elder abuse restraining orders, which are commonly used in the domestic violence context. Approximately sixteen states have an elder abuse restraining order statute, including California, with an additional three states having a financial exploitation only restraining order statute. Learn how one county-level adult protective services program in California implemented their restraining order statute. Overcoming some initial challenges, the presenters will share their lessons learned.

To register, click here.

Thursday November 18, 2-3 p.m., IDENTIFYING AND PROSECUTING POWER OF ATTORNEY ABUSE

Financial powers of attorney are legal tools commonly used to plan for the possibility that an adult may need help with financial decision-making in the future, but they can be used to steal money and property. Presenters will discuss common scenarios and recent prosecutions.

To register, click here.

September 24, 2021 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 20, 2021

SSI Recipients and Disaster Related Assistance Webinar

Mark your calendars now for a free webinar,  Pandemic-Related Disaster Assistance for SSI Recipients, hosted by the National Center on Law & Elder Rights. Scheduled for September 21, 2021 at 2 eastern, the webinar description explains:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently changed their rules about how pandemic-related financial assistance can affect an individual’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or monthly SSI benefit amount. Previously, SSA had been counting many types of assistance as income and resources for SSI purposes, resulting in individuals having their SSI benefits reduced or suspended, or having their applications for SSI benefits denied. However, due to the severity of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SSA has decided they will not count most types of pandemic-related financial assistance against SSI eligibility or benefit amount.

This training will review the guidance issued by SSA on what types of financial assistance they now consider pandemic-related disaster assistance, what steps they will be taking to restore individuals’ SSI benefits, and what advocates can do to assist clients with contacting SSA to access or restore SSI benefits.

To register, click here.

September 20, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, Social Security, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 13, 2021

Webinar on Guardianship Accountability and Autonomy

The Elder Justice Initiative has announced an upcoming webinar, Innovations in Guardianship: Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability, scheduled for September 30, 2021 at 2 eastern. Here's a description of the webinar:

Guardianship is one approach to providing support and assistance to adults who need help with decision-making about finances and personal issues. However, as recent high-profile and less visible cases illustrate, guardianship can also infringe on personal rights and can lead to mistreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities. Join us for a webinar to discuss current trends and challenges in state guardianship systems, policies and practice. Using real-life guardianship scenarios, the webinar will explore ways to maximize autonomy and ensure accountability throughout the guardianship process. Presenters will discuss less restrictive alternatives to guardianship as well as ways to improve adjudication and post-appointment oversight of guardians.

The link to register for the free webinar is here.

September 13, 2021 in Cognitive Impairment, Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Florida's Guardianship Improvement Task Force

The next public hearing of Florida's Guardianship Improvement Task Force is scheduled for September 14, 2021 (tomorrow) at noon eastern. According to the emailed announcement, "[a] live stream of the meeting can be accessed here beginning at 12:00 p.m., EDT, on September 14The meeting agenda is being finalized and will be available on the Task Force website once completed."  More info about tomorrow's meeting should be available here.

Video of the five prior meetings, as well as supporting materials, are available on the website as well.

According to the website,

The Guardianship Improvement Task Force was formed with the mission of studying the current status of Guardianships in Florida, with the goal of making recommendations to improve the protection of wards throughout the state.

To accomplish this goal, the Task Force will hear from many stakeholders and study current vulnerabilities. After careful consideration, recommendations will be made to improve the protection and best interests of wards. Some recommendations may be directed for action by the various stakeholders, but the anticipation is that most will be offered as positive legislative recommendations.

The Task Force is being sponsored and staffed by the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers association.

September 12, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Web/Tech | Permalink

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This CLE Is Worth Watching: #FreeBritney: Transforming & Reforming Conservatorship & Guardianship.

I had blogged a while back about this CLE, - #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship .  It was just excellent, and the recording is now available.  The program was sponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Commission on Disability Rights, and Commission on Law and Aging.   The recording is available here.

Here's a  description of the program:

Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle has shed light on the widespread problems and overuse of conservatorships/guardianships nationwide. Guardianships can be abusive and unnecessarily strip individuals of their civil rights to make their own decisions and use supports to live and direct their lives. Disability, aging, and civil rights advocates are calling for changes to reduce the overuse of guardianship and conservatorship, to strengthen recognition and use of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship like supported decision-making, and increase due process protections in guardianship proceedings and in the monitoring of guardianships. Our panel of experts discusses the risks and harms of guardianship, its systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making. They discuss reforms and changes that can address the problems that Britney Spears’ case has brought to light.

Put some time on your calendars to watch this very important CLE.  Don't forget to scroll down the page to check out the resources that are provided.

 

 

August 31, 2021 in Cognitive Impairment, Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Register Now: Webinar on Guardianship Rights in the Era of Britney Spears

Register now for a free webinar next Monday, August 23, at 3 eastern, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle has shed light on the widespread problems and overuse of conservatorships/guardianships nationwide. Guardianships can be abusive and unnecessarily strip individuals of their civil rights to make their own decisions and use supports to live and direct their lives. Disability, aging, and civil rights advocates are calling for changes to reduce the overuse of guardianship and conservatorship, to strengthen recognition and use of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship like supported decision-making, and increase due process protections in guardianship proceedings and in the monitoring of guardianships. Our panel of experts will discuss the risks and harms of guardianship, its systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making. They will discuss reforms and changes that can address the problems that Britney Spears’ case has brought to light.

Panelists include:
- Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy at The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
- Zoe Brennan-Krohn, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Program, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco
- Jasmine Harris, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
- Hon. Lauren S. Holland – Judge, Lane County Circuit Court
- Charles Sabatino (Moderator) – Director, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

To register, click here.

August 17, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Ethical Issues, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference

Registration is now open for the Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference at Touro Law.  Here's the info and relevant links:

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is pleased to host the virtual Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference on September 13, 2021. The conference theme focuses on structural and systemic questions about discrimination and equity that older adults experience, and on policies recognizing these different challenges and promoting equity.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Nina Kohn, Syracuse University College of Law, and Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law, Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, Yale Law School. Touro Dean Elena Langan and Provost Patricia Salkin will speak in the plenary session.

Attendees can choose among engaging presentations and discussion groups in concurrent tracks. The conference will provide opportunities for connection with networking and speed mentoring sessions. There is no registration fee for this online conference. New York CLE credit will be available. We hope that you can join us.

Conference registration: https://tourolawcenter.wufoo.com/forms/aging-health-equity-and-the-law-registration/

Conference program: https://bit.ly/3iUFiA1

For conference updates, please visit www.tourolaw.edu/ahelc.

July 29, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Reminder! Here is Program for Upcoming Aging, Health, Equity & the Law Conference at Touro

Here is a link to the full schedule of speakers and topics for the virtual conference on "Aging, Health, Equity and the Law" hosted by Touro Law College on Monday, September 13, 2021.  The program runs from noon to 6:15 and registration is free.  Highlights include:

  • 12:20 Keynote Address 

    Nina A. Kohn, the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education at Syracuse  Law, and the Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law for the Solomon Center   for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School.

  • Afternoon Tracks on Different Topics, including (you will have other great options too, so I encourage you to look at the full schedule linked above!):  

        1:00 "Property Law for the Ages," by University of Chicago Law Professor Lior Strahilevitz 

        1:30 "Allocating Scarce Medical Resources During a Public Health Crisis:  Should Age Matter?" by Houston Law Center Professor Jessica Mantel

        2:00 "Anti-Racism in Nursing Homes," by Elizabeth Chen, Acting Assistant Professor, NYU Law

        3:00 "Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity in Elder Law Courses", by Richard Kaplan, University of Illinois Law

        4:00 "End of Life, Elder Abuse, and Guardianship: An Exploration of NY's  Surrogate Decision-making Framework," by Deirdre Lok and Tristan Sullivan, Counsel at the Weinburg  Center for Elder Justice

Registration (Free!)  is here, and New York CLE credits are available.  

July 28, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Discrimination, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Ethical Issues, Health Care/Long Term Care, Housing, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 19, 2021

When I'm 64 Course

Washington University St. Louis Institute for Public Health has some interesting programs, including the Center for Aging. One program (actually, a course)  is featured in the article, When I’m 64: What will our future be? . Here's how the course is described: 

Beginning August 30, students enrolled in the “When I’m 64” course ... will work with multidisciplinary faculty and graduate students, local organizations and experts in aging to learn how they can help transform society as they age. The course features lectures, activities and small group discussion, and interaction each week in class with older adults from local organizations like STL Village, a local non-profit that “assists people 50+ to age in their own homes with 24/7 access to a full range of activities and support services for safe and socially-connected living.”

For more info about the course, click here and here

PS-is the song now stuck in your head?

July 19, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Other, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Webinar on Resuming SNF Visitation & Spotting Trauma

Register now for this  June 18 (3 eastern) webinar, NORC Webinar: Resuming In-Person Visits During COVID-19: Tips for Identifying Trauma, Potential Abuse, and Supporting Residents

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) join us to learn how to identify and respond to signs of trauma and potential abuse or neglect and support residents as Ombudsman programs resume in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Laura Mosqueda, a national and international expert on elder abuse and neglect, will provide tips for Ombudsman programs conducting in-person visits, such as signs of trauma in response to isolation and loss during the pandemic and potential signs of abuse and neglect. She will also share recommendations for supporting residents and available resources. As an accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Mosqueda has testified in front of Congress and has been invited to the White House several times to discuss elder justice initiatives. She has taken the lead on landmark studies to identify forensic markers of abuse and neglect and serves as a volunteer representative for the California Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

Attendees will also hear from two Ombudsman program representatives as they share their experience resuming in-person visits and highlight what they observed upon reentry, how they supported residents, tips for visits, lessons learned, and successful practices.

Click here to register.

June 8, 2021 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Call for Papers: Under Pressure: Legal And Systemic Responses To The Psychological Trauma Associated With Covid-19

Shepard Broad College of Law @ Nova SE has announced a call for papers for their Spring 2022 Symposium, Under Pressure: Legal And Systemic Responses To The Psychological Trauma Associated With Covid-19.

Nova Southeastern University (“NSU”) Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review
seek submissions for the Law Review’s annual Symposium on March 11, 2022. Since January
2020, COVID-19 has ravaged the United States’ population physically, economically, and
psychologically. Caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”), the pandemic
simultaneously decimated the population, shuttered businesses, and traumatized those
experiencing its effects. Consequently, increased prevalence of mental, neurological, and
substance use disorders already has and will continue to present the legal system with challenges of previously unknown proportions. As mental health professionals substantiate and address the negative impacts of uncertainty, fear, isolation, and economic hardship, legal issues are multiplying.

The Nova Law Review invites academics, scholars, practitioners, and stakeholders to submit
proposals for panel presentations on topics involving the legal impact of the psychological trauma produced by COVID-19 in the United States. (see website for topic ideas).

SUBMISSIONS & IMPORTANT DATES:
Please submit materials to lawreview@nova.edu
- Submission Deadline for Abstracts: July 16, 2021
- Submission Deadline for Articles: January 14, 2022
- Symposium Date: March 11, 2022
LAW REVIEW PUBLISHED ARTICLES: The Nova Law Review will review, edit, and publish
submissions in the 2022 Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of
research in progress, will be considered for the Symposium Program for presentation purposes.
Only complete articles, however, will be published in the Law Review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the July 16, 2021 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time

There are also opportunities to present without submitting an article for consideration for publication. More information is available here.

June 6, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Health Care/Long Term Care, Housing, Other, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 3, 2021

RFP for The Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference

It's not too late to submit a proposal to present at the Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law  virtual conference September 13, 2021. Here's info about the conference:

  • Hosted by Touro Law Center,
  • Theme: structural and systemic questions about discrimination and equity that older adults experience, and on policies recognizing these different challenges and promoting equity.
  • Due Date for presentation proposals: June 18th.
  • Registration is free
  • Conference website www.tourolaw.edu/ahelc.
  • Questions: contact Professor Foley at jfoley@tourolaw.edu 

 

June 3, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 3, 2021

Webinar on Social Security Auxiliary Benefits

Mark your calendars for May 11 at 2 eastern for Title II Auxiliary Benefits: Social Security Benefits You’ve Never Heard of and Who is Eligible for Them.

When most people hear about “Social Security benefits,” the first thought that comes to mind is income for older individuals who have retired from work. It’s true that the Social Security system provides a foundation of retirement income that permits older adults to live in dignity, with over 46 million retired workers receiving benefits each month.

However, the Social Security system is also the foundation of economic security for millions of family members of retired, disabled, or deceased workers. In addition to retirement benefits, Social Security offers disability insurance protection to workers and their spouse and children, as well as life insurance that pays monthly survivors benefits to dependents if the worker dies.

Join this training to learn more about the eligibility requirements for benefits for spouses and ex-spouses, children, and parents. About one American family in four receives income from Social Security benefits, and many more could receive this income if they knew they were eligible. These benefits offer an opportunity to provide more financial stability to eligible older adult households.

To register, click here.

May 3, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, Social Security | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Call for Papers: AALS Section on Aging and the Law 2022 Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Aging and the Law will focus its annual meeting program on inequality and aging. The conception of the program is broad and intended to encompass all matters of legal concern that involve age and inequality. Potential topics include but are not limited to aging in the criminal justice system, contact between family and nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disparate impact of policies within the Medicare and Medicaid programs, vaccine distribution policies, the rights and wages of care workers, the impact of technology on access to legal assistance, and economic inequality in later life based on disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.


If you are interested in participating, please send a 400-600 word description of what you would like to discuss. We particularly encourage submissions from junior scholars and members of underrepresented groups in legal academia. Submissions should be sent to Professor Alexander A. Boni-Saenz, abonisae@kentlaw.iit.edu by June 1, 2021.

April 29, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Discrimination, Other, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Call for Proposals Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Center is pleased to host the virtual Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference on September 13, 2021. The conference theme focuses on structural and systemic questions about discrimination and equity that older adults experience, and on policies recognizing these different challenges and promoting equity. The conference features individual presentations, panel presentations, and discussion groups. The conference will be held online with no registration fee. New York CLE credit will be available.

A non-exhaustive list of presentation topics might include:

Inequities in COVID-19 Care for Seniors, including State Responses to Deaths of Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19, and Caregiving

Vaccination Priorities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rationing of Health Care

Disparities in Wealth Creation, Housing,  Employment, or Planning Based on Age, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Gender or Gender Identity

Social Determinants of Health for Seniors


Age and Disability Discrimination

Elderly Prisoners, including Perspectives on Incarceration as a Public Health Issue and Compassionate Release

Elder Abuse

Telehealth Digital Divide

Historical and Current Perspectives on Elder Law, Health Care, and Race

Anti-Racism Approaches to Teaching and Learning Elder Law and Related Topics

Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity in Elder Law Courses

Presentation Guidelines, Deadline, and Submission Instructions

The program committee welcomes individual proposals and panel or discussion group proposals. Individual presentations will be 25 minutes including questions. Panels or discussion groups will be 50 minutes including questions. Presentation proposals are due by June 18, 2021. 

The proposal should include:  

  1. Presenter name(s), email, title, school affiliation, and mailing address
  2. Title of the proposed presentation or discussion group
  3. Presentation format: presentation, panel presentation, or discussion group
  4. A description of what you would like to discuss (300-500 words)

Submit your proposal through the conference website www.tourolaw.edu/ahelc. Email Professor Joan Foley at jfoley@tourolaw.edu with any questions. The program committee may not be able to accommodate all proposals.


Presentation proposals are due June 18, 2021.

April 28, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Webinar on Robocalls

DOJ's Elder Justice Initiative is offering this webinar, Tackling Transnational Robocall Scams: The Importance of State and Federal Partnerships  on April 13 at 2 eastern time. Here's info about the webinar

Consumers report losing approximately $500 million per year to phone scams. Phone scammers often impersonate government officials, such as officials with the Social Security Administration, FBI, IRS, and local law enforcement entities. This webinar will discuss what the scams are and how they work. It will delve into local and state law enforcement’s vital role in the fight against these scams. It will also describe investigative techniques that state and local law enforcement can use in the fight against transnational scammers. Finally, it will touch upon public education tools that can help community members protect themselves from scammers.  

Speakers:

Jolee Porter, Assistant US Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, currently detailed to the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force at the US DOJ Consumer Protection Branch

Senior Special Agent Jon Heslep, Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration 

Detective Margaret Moore, Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

To register, click here.

March 23, 2021 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 12, 2021

Webinar on Person-Centered Services and Long-Term Care

Mark your calendars now for this upcoming webinar from AARP and the D.C. Office of the A.G. on Person-Centered Services and Long-Term Care,scheduled for March 10 at 11 eastern. Here's more info about this webinar:

People living in long-term care facilities, or receiving long-term care services, have the right to make their own decisions about their care and to lead those discussions. Join us to learn more about what Person-Centered Services means for people receiving long-term care, for their families and for service providers, especially now with the challenges imposed by the public health emergency.

Click here to register. 

March 12, 2021 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Upcoming Webinars

Register now for two upcoming webinars.

1. Webinar: Financial Protection for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic set for Feb 23, 2021 at 1 eastern. 

Join experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and ACL on Tuesday, February 23 at 1 pm ET for a free webinar on financial protection of older adults during the COVID pandemic. The FCC will begin the program with an overview of coronavirus-related phone scams targeting older adults. The CFPB will share resources to help older adults address the financial impact of the pandemic. HHS will conclude the webinar with a discussion of the role of the aging services network.

Click on FCC live link to join the webinar on Feb 23 at 1 eastern.

2. A series of 3 webinars from the DOJ Elder Justice Initiative;

  • March 4th 2pm EST  |  Programs for Older Adults Who Have Experienced Financial Exploitation. Learn about three distinct programs designed specifically for older adults who have experienced financial exploitation. Register here.
  • March 23rd 2pm EST  |  The Path Forward: One MDT’s Journey to Address the Impact of Racial Injustice on Their Work. The Hennepin County Minnesota Adult Protection/Law Enforcement Multi-Disciplinary Team “MDT” provides a model case study of the impact of racial injustice on their work as an elder abuse MDT in Minneapolis. Register here.

  • April 13th 2pm EST  |  Tackling Transnational Robocall Scams: The Importance of State and Federal Partnerships Features a Federal and State partnership that successfully fought against computerized autodialing “robocall” scammers.  Register here

February 18, 2021 in Consumer Information, Crimes, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Programs/CLEs, State Cases, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Register Now-SNT Webinar January 6, 2021

The Center for Medicare Advocacy announces their next webinar, Skilled Nursing Facility Updates, scheduled for Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST. To register, click here.

December 2, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Federal Statutes/Regulations, Health Care/Long Term Care, Programs/CLEs, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 2, 2020

Register Now: Webinar on Representing Persons Under Guardianship

The National Center for Law & Elder Rights is offering a free webinar on November 10, 2020 at 2 eastern on Representing a Person with a Guardian.  Here's the info about the webinar

Attorneys, including legal services attorneys, should be open to representing individuals under guardianship. When representing a person with a guardian, an attorney may need to take extra steps to ensure their client has the right to counsel of their choice, and be a strong advocate to ensure that the proceedings are treated with dignity and the client’s due process rights are upheld. By using procedural and evidentiary tools—including alternatives to guardianship—advocates can increase clients’ independence and autonomy and restore their civil rights.

In this training, presenters will share:

  • Considerations for representing a legally incapacitated client;
  • Strategies for advocating for clients’ rights;
  • Standards and burdens for modifying or terminating guardianship; and
  • Information on requesting reasonable accommodations.

To register for the webinar, click here

November 2, 2020 in Consumer Information, Current Affairs, Elder Abuse/Guardianship/Conservatorship, Programs/CLEs, State Statutes/Regulations, Webinars | Permalink | Comments (0)