The Annual Meeting marks the end of the bar year and this was a strong one for the Senior Lawyers Division. We had success engaging the thousands of new members who recently joined our Division, and we produced excellent publications and webinars. The CLE program at our spring meeting in National Harbor, MD, helped shine a light on a growing problem of opioid abuse among America’s seniors.
The ABA staff wants to tell you about a rally at Annual to support the very important work of the Legal Services Corp. The concert and rally are to be held on Friday. The ABA is lobbying to keep LSC fully funded.
The Director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Charles P. Sabatino’s article, “The Human Rights of Older Persons Take a Step Forward,” is a report on the global human rights of older persons. The ABA is in support of efforts by the Organization of American States and the United Nations has put forward a resolution in the ABA House of Delegates supporting efforts to strengthen international and regional human rights of older persons.
Ed Schoenbaum has also written summaries of relevant CLE programs to be held during the Annual Meeting. Read about them in “ABA Annual Showcase Programs.” In “Annual Meeting Takes CLE into the City” is another article this month. ABA President Linda A. Klein has arranged for CLEs to take place at various New York landmarks, venues and law firms in the city as outlined in the article.
The ABA Senior Lawyers Division is looking forward to a successful meeting with a full schedule of events, CLEs, showcase programs, networking and of course the Council Dinner and Presentation of the Pickering Award.
Respectfully with best regards,
William D. Missouri, Chair
Senior Lawyers Division