2017 National Aging and Law Conference

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Save the date for the National Aging and Law Conference in convenient Silver Spring, Maryland, a short 20-minute metro ride from downtown Washington, DC. NALC 2017 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Silver Spring, MD, on October 26-27, 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference is Carry it On: Promoting Elder Rights in a New Era, highlighting the evolving field of aging and the opportunities and challenges facing older Americans.

NALC has an agenda of 30 workshops and 4 plenary sessions, over a compact two-day schedule. There are up to five concurrent workshops from which to choose. The main body of the conference includes up to 11.5 CLE credits (including 1 credit of ethics.) A hot buffet lunch is included both Thursday and Friday and a breakfast buffet on Friday. Both days include coffee, tea, water and soft drinks during the day. The Conference Opening Reception, sponsored by the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, will include light refreshments and an opportunity to network at the end of the afternoon plenary on Thursday.

New this year is an optional pre-conference intensive on Wednesday, October 25th focusing on Supported Decision Making and Older Adults (SDM). The agenda includes an overview of the basics of SDM, an update on laws regarding SDM, drafting SDM agreements, a review of the PRACTICAL tool for lawyers, restoration of rights, and legal ethics. Attendance is limited to the first 30 participants, the added cost is $150 and includes 5.75 CLE credits (including 1.0 credit of ethics,) lunch and all-day refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you in October. Please feel free to email David Godfrey, Senior Attorney and Program Chair, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, with any questions (David.Godfrey@Americanbar.org).

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