Learn to identify various forms of elder abuse which can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial and resources to help prevent them.
Elder Abuse: What Attorneys Need to Know
Video | Learn to identify and address potential elder abuse within in your clients and potential clients. You will find out how to spot the signs, symptoms and red flags of different types of abuse, whether physical, emotional or financial.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The quarterly calls are scheduled for April 13th, July 13th, and October 12th from 1-2pm ET. Join Zoom Meeting online with this URL:
Or join by phone US Toll-free
888 475 4499 or
877 853 5257 (or find your local number: https://americanbar.zoom.us/u/acs0WdIgJ) then enter Meeting ID: 994 018 29944#
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.
Studies show that the elderly are vulnerable to fraudulent schemes in most instances due to cognitive impairment and often times, it’s by a predator that they know (caregiver, close relative, etc.). A new FINRA rule recently became effective that tries to address this problem. It permits seniors to designate a "Trusted Contact Person" for their investment accounts.