Quarterly Committee Calls 2021

Join us on our quarterly call series, scheduled for Jan. 12, Apr, 13, July 13 and Oct. 12, 2021 all at 1pm ET. Join Zoom Meeting online at https://americanbar.zoom.us/j/99401829944 Or join by phone US Toll-free 888 475 4499 or 877 853 5257 Enter Meeting ID: 994 0182 9944# (or find your local number: https://americanbar.zoom.us/u/acs0WdIgJ)

ABA Connect

ABA Connect is a place to network, exchange ideas, get advice, and interact with fellow lawyers and legal professionals who share similar areas of interest.

Do you suspect elder abuse?

The ABA SLD Elder Abuse Prevention Committee announces the launch of the Inter-Disciplinary Elder Abuse Support (IDEAS) Team, a new resource for attorneys working on complex elder abuse cases. If you would like to consult with other attorneys, National Adult Protective Services, or a Social Worker, fill out this form and submit it prior to the quarterly Senior Lawyer’s Division Elder Abuse Prevention Committee meeting call, where you may be invited to discuss the case. Please send completed forms to deirdre.lok@theweinbergcenter.org

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Avoiding Financial Scams Resources

Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse, and attorneys are particularly well positioned to educate older adult clients on how to identify and avoid scams. The Elder Abuse Prevention Committee has crafted a brochure, poster and flyer to inform clients about common scams targeting older adults and how to prevent and report them effectively. Intended for display and distribution at attorney's offices, these materials can serve as a tool for initiating conversation between attorneys and their clients around issues of financial security and asset protection, as well as facilitating disclosure of past or present victimization.

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Preventing Elder Abuse Webinars Series

Older Americans lose billions of dollars a year to scams and other types of financial abuse. Our Preventing Elder Abuse webinar series explores how financial abuse manifests and what attorneys can do to educate, prevent, and intervene in order to best serve their clients. Note: These webinars are not CLE programs.

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