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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 practitioners from across the country Read More…

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2014 Senior Legal Helplines Annual Report Now Available

By Christopher Jackson, CERA Project Administrator CERA is proud to release the 2014 Senior Legal Helplines Annual Report. This year’s report includes data reported from twenty-two of the thirty Senior Legal Helplines (SLH), which represents an increase of participation from 2013. Seventeen of these helplines were able to report additional data such as client demographic breakdowns, costs of operation, Read More…

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Webinar: Handling Debt Collection Issues on a Legal Hotline

CERA is hosting a webinar on handling debt collection issues on legal hotlines on March 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now! A significant percentage of calls to legal hotlines involve clients facing debt collection problems. Because many hotline clients are “judgment proof,” no legal issue is more amenable to telephone advice than debt collection. Read More…

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Model Approaches Project Update

by Shoshanna Ehrlich The eleven Model Approaches awardee states completed the first six months of their three awards. Neither government shutdowns nor state contracting snafus stopped the Projects from making masterful initial progress. Phase I states (MT, OR,OK, and WA) are first time recipients of the Model Approaches funds. Phase I is geared to creating Read More…