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February 01, 2016

Events and CLE

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Vol. 37, Issue 3.)

3rd Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture

  • April 1, 2016
  • 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC 20005

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Medicare advocacy and plan for the future! Visit:

And of course, you will hear real voices of Medicare beneficiaries, and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities.

This year’s program is bigger than ever, with panels including:

  • Good Morning Medicare!
  • A Values-Based Approach to Medicare Redesign
  • Best Practices in Advocacy and Caregiving
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
  • Recent Advocacy Highlights & Challenges
  • Show Time! 30 Years of Medicare Advocacy

Aging in America Conference

As an elder law attorney, you’re an expert in the legal issues and challenges confronting an aging society. While we recognize there are conferences specific to attorneys, we are writing to encourage you to attend the American Society on Aging’s Aging in America Conference on March 20-24 in Washington, DC, featuring a multidisciplinary learning community of several thousand professionals who work with and for older adults on a daily basis.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to our conference in March. To encourage your participation we have created a discount on your registration. Please use discount code EL50 to receive a $50 discount when registering.

The Commission is excited to co-sponsor many of the sessions on this topic. Here is a sneak preview of some of the sessions:

  • Elder Financial Abuse Prevention: Reaching People Where They Live
  • Building a Tool Kit to Prevent Homelessness for Vulnerable Older Adults
  • Confronting a Crisis: The Financial Uncertainty and Exploitation of Older Adults
  • Screening for Undue Influence: When is influence “undue?”
  • Holding Their Hands: A New Model for Elder Law Practices
  • Working with Banks and Credit Unions to Stop Elder Financial Exploitation
  • Money Smart for Older Adults: Preventing Financial Exploitation
  • Building Legal Service Delivery Systems That Combat Elder Abuse
  • A New Method for Assessing Financial Decision Making: Implications for Financial Exploitation
  • Social Security Scams and Scoundrels

U.S. Assistant Secretary on Aging (and Administrator for Administration for Community Living) Kathy Greenlee has been talking about the challenge of elder justice for years, and I am pleased she will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session on Sunday, March 20.

Visit to learn more and to register.


Robert G. Stein                      
ASA President & CEO   

Erica Wood, Assistant Director
American Bar Association