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Commission on Law and Aging

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging leads the association in strengthening and securing the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life and quality of care of older adults. The Commission accomplishes its work through research, policy development, advocacy, education, training and through assistance to lawyers, bar associations and others working on aging issues. 

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The Advocates of Aging Podcast

Listen to hear interviews and stories on topics related to law and aging, including best practice tips for professionals and career advice.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Commission on Law and Aging is to educate and advocate to protect the rights and dignity of adults as they age. The vision of the ABA Commission on Law and aging is a society where the rights of every adult as they age are acknowledged, respected, and protected. Our research has resulted in several resources for professionals and consumers. Learn more in our introductory video.

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BIFOCAL The Journal of The ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Bifocal, the ABA Commission'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. Bifocal invites the submission of elder law related news, articles, initiatives and projects. Contact us for manuscript guidelines and deadline information for upcoming issues.

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Public Interest Membership

ABA membership has new benefits and discounted rates for Public Interest Lawyers starting at just $75 per year. ABA membership supports advocacy for laws, programs and funding for legal aid and public interest programs. Membership opens the door to professional networks, valuable resources, discounts on programs and publications, free online CLE and much more!

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Contact Us

The Commission on Law and Aging staff can be contacted emailing us at [email protected]. Click on the link to discover other ways of connecting with the Commission.