OVC FY 17 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

From the National Center on Elder Abuse: The Department of Justice, through its Office for Victims of Crime and the Elder Justice Initiative, intends to release a $3.25 million solicitation in 2017 entitled OVC FY 17 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation. A brief description of the

When Disaster Strikes – What Senior Clients Should Know and How to Tell Them

by Ellen Cheek, Staff Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline In a February 2016 blog post, Attorney Ellie Lanier explained how understanding the brain in conflict can help Hotline staff serve clients; in particular, she cited a neuroscience acronym – SCARF — which summarizes the threats that trigger the fight or flight

Lessons Learned: Clearing Title and the Obstacle Many Helpline and Legal Services Clients Experience

By Darling Garcia, Director of Operations, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., and CERA Project Specialist It has been 13 years since I graduated from law school and these years have been filled with rewarding lessons that have allowed me to have personal and professional growth. As a young attorney, I

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

Running a Hotline without Power

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc. and CERA Project Specialist Cincinnati, other than the occasional flood or tornado, is thankfully not prone to natural disasters.  However, in 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Ike caused massive power outages throughout the Cincinnati area.  Certain locations, including my home, were

Vulnerable Seniors are Most Vulnerable During and After a Disaster

By Christopher Jackson, Communications Coordinator, Elder Law of Michigan, and Project Administrator, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy This year, the Federal Government has issued 44 Major Disaster Declarations for natural disasters occurring across the country. Even with substantial warning and preparation for many of these disasters by state and local

Five Ways to Make Your Hotline Disaster-Ready

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy If there is one thing that I have learned in the past few years, it is to be ready for anything.  We have had to deal with a week-long power outage, a flood, an evacuation

3 Low-Cost Ways to Do Outreach and Education on Elder Abuse

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy Many of our senior legal hotline programs are starting new model approaches grants, all of them with some focus on addressing the problem of elder abuse.  I thought it would be a good time to

Tales of Senior Car Buyers and the Hotline Attorneys They Call

By Ellen Cheek, Staff Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline Many a consumer regrets an impulsive car purchase (what was I thinking??) or comes to regret the purchase because of the less-than-supportive response of a family member (what were you thinking??)  If it appears that senior consumers in particular suffer from buyer’s

$1 Million ACL Grant to Create a New National Center on Law and Elder Rights

Press release courtesy of the Administration for Community Living ACL’s Administration on Aging announced the release of $1,050,000 to the nationally-recognized senior advocacy organization Justice in Aging to create a new National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). The NCLER will support ACL’s ongoing efforts to protect the rights, financial

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

Hotline Abuse Calls – Lessons Learned

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc. and CERA Project Specialist For the past five years, Pro Seniors’ Ohio Senior Legal Hotline has received dedicated funding to help senior victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.  Legal problems involving abuse have always been high priority cases for our in-house

Red Flags for Advocates – Identifying Abuse and Exploitation on a Senior Legal Hotline

by Ellen Cheek, Staff Attorney, Florida Senior Legal Helpline In many ways the job of a hotline attorney is analogous to that of a medical doctor:  A senior calls with a troubling symptom – say a Medicaid denial or an unmanageable debt – without knowing that the cause of the symptom
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