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September 27, 2021

Housing, guardianship, Medicare and Medicaid top issues at ABA National Aging and Law Conference

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 — Experts from across the country will address emerging trends in law and policy concerning older adults at the American Bar Association’s virtual 2021 National Aging and Law Conference, Oct. 6-8, sponsored by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

Alison Barkoff, acting administrator and assistant secretary for aging of the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will give remarks during the “Lightning Trends in Law and Aging” session on Friday, Oct. 8 at 11:25 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT. This session will serve as a briefing on what is happening and what is to come in law and aging. Panelists include ABA President Reginald M. Turner; Rawle Andrews Jr., vice president, AARP National Leadership Team; Catheryn Koss, assistant professor, California State University; and Robyn Shapiro, attorney and founder, Health Sciences Law Group LLC. Moderator will be David M. Godfrey, senior attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

What:     2021 National Aging and Law Conference
               Presented by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging
When:    Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 6-8
Where:   Online

Program topics include:

  • Housing and aging in place
  • Medicare and Medicaid updates
  • Serving diverse clients; an exploration of the impact of race, immigration status, disability and sexual orientation on legal service delivery
  • How to implement key recommendations of the Fourth National Guardianship Summit
  • Ethical challenges in guardianship and adult abuse cases

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 [email protected].

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