July 29, 2020 ABA National Aging & Law Conference

Virtual 2020 National Aging and Law Conference

October 22-23 | Vision 2020 – the Virtual 2020 National Aging and Law Conference

By David M. Godfrey

The agenda, speaker bios, and registration are available online at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/events_cle/national-aging-and-law-conference/

Online registration is open. For ABA members the entire 10-hour live online CLE program is only $75.

This year’s program is ten hours of live online CLE, in five two-hour blocks over two days, with two one-hour virtual networking times. The sessions cover the challenges of practicing law in 2020, legal ethics including remote lawyering, the impact of trauma and secondary trauma on lawyers, and Medicare and Medicaid in 2020. The Lightning Round plenary will be introduced by Lance Robertson, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging, and feature short high energy presentations on a wide array of topics.

When we started the planning process late in 2019 and settled on a theme of “Vision 2020,” a play on words from 20/20 Vision, we had no idea how blurry that vision would be. 2020 has been a year of changes, challenges, and new opportunities.

The Vision of a traditional agenda morphed into a Virtual Conference. In the process of the transition from in-person to virtual we rethought every part of the agenda to make it relevant to the events that challenge our work and lives in 2020. 

Please plan to join us and share information on the National Aging and Law Conference with anyone who you think might be interested. Email David.Godfrey@Americanbar.org with any questions. 


David Godfrey, J.D., is a senior attorney to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in Washington DC. He is responsible for the ABA’s role in the Administration on Aging funded National Center on Law and Elder Rights. Prior to joining the Commission, he was responsible for elder law programming at Access to Justice Foundation in Kentucky. Mr. Godfrey earned his B.A. with honors at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and his J.D. cum laude from the University Of Louisville School Of Law in Kentucky. He serves on the board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – and was named a Fellow of the Academy in 2019. He loves to travel and has been to 48 states, and 15 countries.