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The Commission on Law and Aging is pleased to announce that resolution 506, urging federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal law and policy-making bodies to adopt the provisions of the Guardianship Bill of Rights, promulgated by the National Guardianship Network in 2022 and to protect the right to Due Process in guardianship proceedings was unanimously passed by the House of Delegates at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting.

The Experience of Persons with Dementia in the Criminal Legal System

With funding from the RRF Foundation and in collaboration with the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, the National Research Institute, University of South Carolina, and the Penn Memory Center, we have spent the last 18 months looking at the big picture of persons with dementia and the criminal legal system using the “sequential intercept model” that examines interaction along the process of the criminal legal system from first contact to long term corrections.

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Law Student, Internships and Pro Bono Assistance

The Commission has a long-standing internship and externship program for students with a public service/public interest focus. Additionally, the Commission on Law and Aging offers opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono assistance in the form of research and analysis. Questions? Email us to learn more.