New Commission Publication: Checklist for an Elder-Friendly Law Office

Vol. 35 Issue: 3

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 3.)

As the American population ages, accommodating the needs of older Americans becomes more and more important to a myriad of businesses.

An elder-friendly law office is one that provides spatial and social accommodations for disabilities prevalent among older persons such as hearing loss, visual impairment, and mobility limitations.

By complying with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines and making the other practical design decisions highlighted in this 22-page publication, you can improve an older client's experience in your office.

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  • Publication Date: December 2013
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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.

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    Share news about your entity’s initiatives towards the delivery of direct legal assistance to older persons in your particular area; pro bono and reduced fee programs; community legal education programs; multi-disciplinary partnerships; and new resources that are helpful to professionals and consumers.

    Also welcome are substantive law articles on legal issues of interest to state area agencies on aging, bar association entities, private attorneys, legal services projects, law schools, and others in the law and aging network.

    Bifocal is published bi-monthly. E-mail Andrea Amato for manuscript guidelines and deadline information for upcoming issues.

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