October 19, 2020

COVID-19, elderly response to pandemic top issues at ABA National Aging and Law meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 — Law and Aging experts from across the country will address critical issues facing older Americans during the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging’s Virtual 2020 National Aging and Law Conference, Oct. 22-23.

Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for aging and administrator of the Administration for Community Living, will give opening remarks during the Lightning Round Plenary session on Friday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

What:     
Virtual  National Aging and Law Conference Vision 2020
Presented by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging

When:   
Thursday-Friday, Oct. 22-23

Where:  
 
Online

The program sessions are in five two-hour segments. Program topics include:

  • 2020: Lessons Learned, Visions for the Future Ethical challenges
  • Ethics| Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • The Impact of Secondary Trauma on Lawyers
  • Lighting Round Plenary (12 speakers will give brief presentations)
    • Fighting Scams That Steal Retirement Savings
    • Legal Services Role in Tackling HIV in Older Adults
    • Vision 2020 – Diverse Communities and Dementia
    • Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks & Money Smart for Older Adults 
    • What Legal Aid Lawyers Need to Know About Refundable Tax Credits
    •  Protecting Medicaid Retroactive Coverage
    •  Not Another Report: Elder Abuse Task Force
    •  Pension and Retirement in a Flash
    •  Mobilizing Legal Fellows to Address Elder Abuse
    •  Unforeseen Consequences: Benefits and Minimum Wage
    •  Telehealth Utilization for the Elderly
    • Cameras in Long-Term Care Settings
  • Medicare & Medicaid Updates and Pandemic Response

A complete agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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