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The Rights of Seniors from an English and European Perspective

I.Stephanie Boyce

Learn about issues affecting seniors in England, Wales, and Europe, how they differ from those in the US, what proposed rules are being discussed, and how those may affect seniors. In addition, learn about a new ABA scholarship and mentoring pilot program designed to aid Afghan judges, prosecutors, and lawyers seeking to qualify as lawyers or to gain employment in law-related positions in the U.S. legal system.

In the remaining minutes of our panel, Michael Byowitz will talk about the ABA Int’l Law Section Afghan Legal Professionals Scholarship and Mentoring Pilot Program approved by the ABA Board of Governors in June. This pilot program will work to aid Afghan judges, prosecutors, and lawyers seeking to qualify as lawyers or to gain employment in law-related positions in the U.S. legal system.  The program is seeking financial contributions and volunteers to enable the Pilot Program to provide Afghan judges, prosecutors, and lawyers access to legal education through an LLM program, so they can sit for a bar exam in a handful of states and pursue career opportunities in the U.S. legal system.  The Pilot Program is designed to serve, in its first year, a small number (ten or less and no more than twenty) Afghan judges, prosecutors, and lawyers, especially women, who hope to rebuild their legal careers in the U.S. after being driven from Afghanistan with no options to return. Given the U.S. immigration system’s slow pace, the Pilot Program will focus initially on Afghan judges, prosecutors, and lawyers already in the country and those set to arrive shortly.

For more information about the Pilot Program visit ABA project aims to help Afghan legal professionals establish themselves in the United States (abajournal.com).

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ABA Senior Lawyers Division International Committee

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