On August 6, 2012, at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, the following three resolutions proposed by the Commission on Law and Aging were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates.
Ms. Quinn’s essay is based on her keynote speech for the 7th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse sponsored by Legal Assistance for Seniors of Oakland, California.by Charles Sabatino
Some years ago I wrote a speculative article on the future of elder law, which began by noting three characteristics that distinguish it from traditional practices of law. These three characteristics still hold true today, but they are insufficient in themselves to define the practice. The field is dynamic and ever changing.by David Godfrey
With funding from the AARP Foundation in honor of Jerry D. Florence and other sources, the organizers of the National Aging and Law Institute are pleased to award 16 scholarships of $1,000 each to defray part of the cost of attending the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute.
Bifocal, the Commission on Law and Aging's bi-monthly journal, provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network.
The Commission distributes Bifocal for free six times a year to elder bar section and committee members, legal services providers, elder law and other private practitioners, judges, court staff, elder advocates, policymakers, law schools, elder law clinics, law libraries, and other professionals in the law and aging network.
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