June 01, 2015 EXP

Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: Ethics Rules in Common

Thomas E. Spahn

As states have ramped up their efforts to prevent elder abuse, lawyers representing victims, abusers, family members, other elders, or others who deal with elders must familiarize themselves with the intersection of statutes, regulations, ethics rules, and their professional impulses. The history of these sometimes competing directives in the analogous context of child abuse highlights the difficulty of finding any clear guidance.

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