(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 40, Issue 6.)
Improve your ability to empower clients to access the programs and services they need for a better quality of life. How? By attending the only national conference on the legal issues that impact low to moderate-income older adults.
With four plenary sessions and 30 workshops, the ABA Commission on Law and Aging’s 2019 National Aging and Law Conference offers everything from the basics to advanced topics and with a mix of proven speakers and new voices. It also is the best event for Continuing Legal Education, skills training, and networking opportunities.
The annual event, from October 31 to November 1, will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia. It's just one subway stop from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
This year's pre-conference will be on Wednesday, October 30, and will cover Supplemental Social Security Income. With sessions like “Supporting Decision Making Across the Age Spectrum,” and “Using Trauma Informed Communications Skills,” we will explore models of communication that improve our ability to empower clients to access the programs and services that raise their quality of life.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) will introduce new reporting standards for legal services paid for by Older American’s Act Title III-B funds, and the agenda includes what is new, and what you need to know, to comply with the updated reporting requirements. ACL will also be presenting a program on the "Elder Abuse Civil Legal Remedies Toolkit,” a collection of resources to empower advocates to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Discounted early registration rate for legal aid, public interest, government attendees is $435.
This year's pre-conference requires a separate registration and fee. Register here.