Issue 1 (Oct. 2012)

The Post-Election Special: 2012 National Aging and Law Institute

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The Post-Election Special: 2012 National Aging and Law Institute

On November 8–10, over 400 people participated in the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute (NALI) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme was the Post-Election Special, focusing on the impact of the 2012 election on issues in law and aging. Despite some close races and recounts, the outcome was certain enough by the Thursday afternoon opening session for the panel of experts to discuss the likely impact.

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