March 01, 2014

Brooklyn Law School Elder Rights Clinic Takes Unique Housing Court Approach

Deirdre Lok

Fall 2013 marked the launch of the Elder Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, which joined the growing numbers of such clinics to address the growing legal needs of the 60-plus age bracket. As more baby boomers enter this age bracket, the legal needs of older adults will continue to expand dramatically. By 2030, it is estimated that the borough of Brooklyn alone will have as many as 410,000 residents over the age of 65, according to the New York City Department of City Planning. Today, 53 percent of Brooklyn residents in that same demographic struggle with desperately low incomes.

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