October 15, 2018

National Legal Training Curriculum Available On-Line

Legal services programs seeking to train new attor­neys on issues affecting older adults now have access to a new training resource. The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER)’s web-based legal training curriculum is available on-line. NCLER is a one-stop support center for the legal services and aging and disability networks focused on the legal rights of older adults. NCLER is administered by Justice in Aging, through a contract with the Admin­istration for Community Living (ACL).

NCLER’s Legal Basics Training curriculum is tailored to newer attorneys and non-attorneys who work in the aging and disability network. Each train­ing introduces core legal concepts and provides a foundational understanding of the legal issues that impact older adults. The on-line curriculum includes recorded webinars on the Legal Basics of:

• Medicare

• Social Security

• Foreclosure Prevention

• Elder Abuse

• Bankruptcy.

Each training session is accompanied by a chapter summary, which provides greater detail on each training concept. NCLER’s National Legal Training Curriculum is pro-vided by Justice in Aging, the American Bar Associa-tion Commission on Law and Aging, the National Consumer Law Center, and The Center for Social Gerontology. Together, the partners offer training and case consultation assistance to legal services attorneys serving vulnerable older adults, as well as technical assistance on legal systems delivery. The LegalBasics Training Curriculum is available at the NCLER website: http://ncler.acl.gov. To find out about upcoming legal training, sign up for NCLER’s e-mail list at: https://ncler.salsalabs.org/nclersignup/index.html.