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Vol. 33, Issue 1 (September-October 2011)

Vol. 33 Issue 1   September 2011


The Post-Election Special: 2012 National Aging and Law Institute

On November 8–10, over 400 people participated in the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute (NALI) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme was the Post-Election Special, focusing on the impact of the 2012 election on issues in law and aging. Despite some close races and recounts, the outcome was certain enough by the Thursday afternoon opening session for the panel of experts to discuss the likely impact.


Guardian Summit Implementation: Taking WING

The Third National Guardianship Summit, a landmark consensus conference sponsored by the ten National Guardianship Network (NGN) entities and key co-sponsors, concluded just over a year ago in October 2011 with much fanfare. The Summit, funded by the State Justice Institute, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation, and the NGN organizations, focused on post-appointment guardian performance and decision-making across several key areas of practice. Its 93 participants crafted some 43 Standards for Guardians and 21 Recommendations for Action by courts, legislators, and others. It was hard work and its potential to influence guardianship is great.


Tax Lien Sales Put Low-Income, Seniors, and the Disabled at Risk of Foreclosure

A recent report from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), The Other Foreclosure Crisis: Property Tax Lien Sales, makes the case for state and local reforms to help seniors and other homeowners save their homes from foreclosures related to tax lien sales.



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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