Val Soroka 2017

Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems RFP Coming Soon

The Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems (Model Approaches) grants help states develop and implement effective approaches for integrating low cost legal mechanisms into statewide legal/aging service delivery networks in order to enhance overall service delivery capacity. Legal assistance provided through well-integrated and cost-effective delivery systems directly enables older adults to remain independent, healthy, Read More…

Val Soroka 2017

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…

Val Soroka 2017

Senior Hotlines Detailed Outcome Study

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc. and Project Specialist, CERA Recently, the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy began a national study on measuring more detailed outcomes on a legal hotline. Currently, Elder Law of Michigan, the Florida Senior Legal Helpline, and the Pro Seniors’ Legal Hotline in Ohio are participating in Read More…

Val Soroka 2017

Senior Hotlines Detailed Outcome Study Begins

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc. and Project Specialist, CERA Recently, the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy began a national study on measuring more detailed outcomes on a legal hotline. Currently, Elder Law of Michigan, the Florida Senior Legal Helpline, and the Pro Seniors’ Legal Hotline in Ohio are participating in Read More…

Val Soroka 2017

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…

Val Soroka 2017

Partnerships between the Senior Legal Hotline and the Title III-B Providers Improve Services to Seniors

By Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan, and Director, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy The state of Michigan is very fortunate to have a Model Approaches Phase II Grant.  While we are making great progress on our grant objectives, I want to take a minute and highlight the partnerships between the Legal Hotline for Read More…

Val Soroka 2017

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…