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November 02, 2022

ABA National Aging and Law Conference to spotlight elder abuse, Social Security and guardianship

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2022 — Experts from across the country will address emerging trends in law and policy concerning older adults, including guardianship and Social Security, at the American Bar Association virtual 2022 National Aging and Law Conference, Nov. 9-11.

Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, the conference features Edwin Walker, deputy assistant secretary for aging with the Administration on Aging, who will outline creative ways to reach underserved legal clients during the session on “Innovative Elder Rights Programs,” from 12-1:35 p.m. Wednesday. Paul Greenwood, former deputy district attorney in the San Diego District Attorney’s office, will share tips on the early indicators of abuse, reducing the risk of becoming an elder abuse victim, and how lawyers can start an effective team to combat escalating crime against older adults from 12-1:35 p.m. Thursday.

Other sessions will cover the Older Americans Act and elder rights, Social Security, alternatives to guardianship and the ethics of capacity.

What:     
2022
National Aging and Law Conference
Presented by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging

When:
Wednesday-Friday, Nov.9-11

Where:
Online

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at [email protected].

The  ABA Commission on Law and Aging leads the association in strengthening and securing the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life and quality of care of older adults. The Commission accomplishes its work through research, policy development, advocacy, education, training and through assistance to lawyers.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.