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 26-27, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Carry
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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 legal assistance to seniors, some of the medical community’s approaches

The Shoshanna Ehrlich Excellence in Senior Legal Hotlines Advocacy Award

Article provided by the National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines Shoshanna Ehrlich retired in 2015 from a twenty-five year career in legal hotlines. Her work was a unique three-dimensional journey viewed through the organizational, historical, and geographic aspects of legal hotline services.  From 1989-1996, she worked at Legal Services of

2017 Equal Justice Conference

Save the Date! The 2017 Equal Justice Conference (EJC) is quickly approaching. The EJC will be hosted in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on May 4th through the 6th. A preconference day will be hosted on May 3rd, with CERA and the National Association of Senior

Submit Your Equal Justice Conference Proposals Today!

The 2017 Equal Justice Conference planning team invites you to submit session proposals for this year’s conference. Please refer to the proposal guidelines and complete the RFP form online. If you have questions about completing the online form or would like to know more about the RFP process, please contact

2016 National Aging and Law Conference

Join us at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA on October 27-28 as industry leaders and innovators share their expertise on core substantive legal issues affecting older Americans with the greatest economic and social needs at the 2016 National Aging and Law Conference. Explore the innovative and engaging learning education

Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: You’re Done with the Call, Now What?

By Christopher Jackson, Communications Coordinator, Elder Law of Michigan, and Project Administrator, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy During the second session of the Preconference, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Cat McConnell, West Virginia Senior Legal Hotline, to discuss with attendees what should be done after completing a hotline

Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: Does it Cost Too Much to Use Free Help?

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy For the final session of the Preconference, I had the pleasure of working with Leslie Wallin, Supervising Attorney, CARPLS Legal Aid, to lead the discussion on how legal hotlines use law students and volunteers to

Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: Handling a Hotline Call

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc and CERA Project Specialist The preconference at the Equal Justice Conference in Chicago included a full day of programming devoted to legal hotlines. Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: A Collaborative Workshop was well attended by hotline managers

Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: Hotline Staffing Models

By Mary Haberland, Managing Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline, and CERA Project Specialist Margery Klausner and I facilitated an afternoon session of Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: A Collaborative Workshop on hotline staffing models, “The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts.” Margery is the director of

Ethical Challenges of Using Law Student Interns/Externs to Expand Services to Low-Income Older Adults

Bifocal, the ABA Commission on Law and Aging’s bi-monthly journal, recently published an article by Ellie Lanier, Managing Attorney, UGA School of Law; Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy; and Alaina Anderson, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of

Running a Hotline is More than Answering the Phone: A Collaborative Workshop

By Christopher Jackson, Communications Coordinator, Elder Law of Michigan, and Project Administrator, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy The Equal Justice Conference is quickly approaching! Hosted at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, pre-conference day is May 11th followed by the conference on May 12-14. The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal

CERA Presents at NALC

By Christopher Jackson, Communications Coordinator, Elder Law of Michigan, and Project Administrator, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy The National Aging and Law Conference 2015 (NALC) was held October 29-30, 2015 at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA. NALC brought together substantive law, policy, legal service development and legal service delivery

Don’t lose your seat. Register Today for the National Aging and Law Conference 2015!

The National Aging and Law Conference 2015 (NALC) is October 29-30, 2015 at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA. The theme of the 2015 National Aging and Law Conference is Celebrating Anniversaries with Action! In 2015 we celebrate the: 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary the Older Americans Act 80th Anniversary of Social Security

National Aging and Law Conference, Oct. 29-30

On October 29-30, 2015, the Commission on Law and Aging and the Center for Professional Development will sponsor the National Aging and Law Conference in the Washington, DC, area. CERA is proud to be a co-sponsor of the event. The theme of the 2015 National Aging and Law Conference is: