In this, its 32nd year, the Commission has continued to leverage the cumulative expertise of its staff and members in its pursuit of the COLA mission: to serve as a collaborative, interdisciplinary leader of the Association’s work to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of aging persons.
Read an overview of the Commission's work and accomplishments in 2012.
2012 Highlights: Sponsored successful policy adoption by ABA House of Delegates; Continuing state adoption of Commission-supported Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment programs; Appearance on nationally broadcast Diane Rehm show focusing on end-of-life choices.
2012 Highlights: Testified before and submitted white papers to the new federal Elder Justice Coordinating Council; Received CFPB contract to develop guides for lay fiduciaries; Served as advisory editor to a 2012 theme issue of Generations (journal of the American Society on Aging).
2012 Highlights: Sponsored successful policy resolution by ABA House of Delegates; Began promoting innovative “Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders”; Partnering with AARP to promote state-by-state passage of uniform guardianship Act; Acted as partner in pioneering roundtable discussion on “supported decision-making.”
2012 Highlights: Increase in Collaborate listserv subscribers: 14%; Increase in Elderbar listserv subscribers: 8.6%; New items posted to the NLRC website: 300; Successful co-chair of the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute.
“It is an ideal internship for any law student interested in the field.”
The Commission produced four continuing legal education accredited webinars in collaboration with the ABA Center for Professional Development during 2012.
A review of the past year.