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2018 Equal Justice Pre-Conference Materials from Northwest Justice Project

2018 Equal Justice Pre-Conference Materials from Northwest Justice Project

On behalf of the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy, we would like to thank you for attending the 2018 Equal Justice Pre Conference on May 9, in San Diego, California. We are delighted to share an abundance of presentations and ...
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Welcome Michelle Goetz, the new Project Coordinator! 

Welcome Michelle Goetz, the new Project Coordinator! 

Welcome Michelle Goetz!  Michelle Goetz is the new Project Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan. She will assist with the coordination of technical assistance to our legal hotlines across the United States. She has a Juris Doctorate from the Western ...
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It is Time to Plan for Next Year And We Can Help 

It is Time to Plan for Next Year And We Can Help 

We have added a new feature to the legalhotlines.org website to help you remember all of the important events that are happening.  Check out the events calendarHere are a few of the events we have added for you….  Mark your Calendars for ...
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Senior Legal Hotlines Honor Val Soroka for Her Contributions to the Field of Law and Aging 

Senior Legal Hotlines Honor Val Soroka for Her Contributions to the Field of Law and Aging 

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, Center for Legal Rights Advocacy At the 2017 National Aging and the Law Conference, the National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines honored Ms. Val Soroka with the 2017 Shoshie Award for her support and advocacy ...
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NASLH Elects Officers for Upcoming Term 

NASLH Elects Officers for Upcoming Term 

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, Center for Legal Rights Advocacy The National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines held its 2017 annual meeting at the National Aging and the Law Conference, held in Silver Springs, MD a few ...
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A Legal Referral Decision Tree

A Legal Referral Decision Tree

By Keith Morris I wanted to share this beautiful little decision tree that I created.  I always thought making a referral to another program was simple, unless I took the time to think about all of the steps we have to go ...
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In Regards to Referrals

In Regards to Referrals

 By Keith Morris If I were to ask you whether your program does referrals, would you be able to answer that question without a qualifier?  “Yes, and we even do warm handoffs if we can.” “No, but we still give ...
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Hotline Referrals to a Legal Aid Program: One Model

Hotline Referrals to a Legal Aid Program: One Model

By Mike Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc., Project Manager, CERA. Ohio, like many other states, has no umbrella organization conecting the Legal Hotline for Older Ohioans with the six Ohio legal services programs and their non-LSC funded ...
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Expanding Access for Clients: Interstate Referrals to our Senior Legal Helplines

Expanding Access for Clients: Interstate Referrals to our Senior Legal Helplines

By Mary Haberland, Managing Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline Last month I asked our helplines group to tell me how each of you respond to applications from out-of-state seniors.  As I noted in my request, seniors – particularly younger seniors ...
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CERA Releases 2016 Senior Legal Helplines Annual Report

The Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA) is proud to release the 2016 Senior Legal Helplines Annual Report. This year’s report marks the 9th year that CERA has authored the Senior Legal Helplines Annual Report. Twenty-one of the twenty-six senior ...
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2017 National Aging and Law Conference

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 ...
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An Elder Justice Coordinator Thinks About Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

by Ellen Cheek, Staff Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline When Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs received a Phase II Model Approaches Grant, the position of “Elder Justice Coordinator”(EJC) was created with the goal of determining the role Legal Services programs should ...
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Capturing Outcomes for Senior Legal Services

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy It can be a daunting task to capture outcomes from legal services. The Legal Services Corporation, which funds any of the legal service providers involved ...
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EJC 2017: Applying Principles of Person-Centered Care on a Senior Legal Hotline

By Mike Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc. Applying medical principles to legal ethics is often an impossible task. Social workers, medical providers, and lawyers simply don’t speak the same languages. Nevertheless, particularly in the context of providing ...
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