ABA Commission on Law and Aging

ABA Commission on Law and Aging The mission of the American Bar Association's Commission is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life & care of elders.

The Commission consists of a 15-member interdisciplinary body of experts in aging and law, including lawyers, judges, health and social services professionals, academics, and advocates. With its professional staff, the Commission examines a wide range of law-related issues, including:

Legal Services to Older Persons
Health and Long-term Care
Housing Needs
Professional Ethical Issues
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The Commission consists of a 15-member interdisciplinary body of experts in aging and law, including lawyers, judges, health and social services professionals, academics, and advocates. With its professional staff, the Commission examines a wide range of law-related issues, including:

Legal Services to Older Persons
Health and Long-term Care
Housing Needs
Professional Ethical Issues
Social Se

Bifocal, newsletter of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Vol 43, Issue 1 is available for viewing and download. This ...
09/23/2021

Bifocal, newsletter of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Vol 43, Issue 1 is available for viewing and download. This issue features an article on the topic of cognitive decline in aging lawyers by Kerry Peck. http://ow.ly/Tn0850Gfk7W

Bifocal, newsletter of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Vol 43, Issue 1 is available for viewing and download. This issue features an article on the topic of cognitive decline in aging lawyers by Kerry Peck. http://ow.ly/Tn0850Gfk7W

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relie...
09/20/2021

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relief. Includes resources , all-star speakers and opportunities to advocate. Learn more here: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/governmental_legislative_work/grassroots-action-center/ABA_Day_Digital/student-debt/state-bar-toolkit/

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relief. Includes resources , all-star speakers and opportunities to advocate. Learn more here: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/governmental_legislative_work/grassroots-action-center/ABA_Day_Digital/student-debt/state-bar-toolkit/

Register for "Age and Youth - Together for a Change; Dignity and Rights in the time of Covid", for a powerful discussion...
09/17/2021
Register for Global People's Assembly: Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd September 2021!

Register for "Age and Youth - Together for a Change; Dignity and Rights in the time of Covid", for a powerful discussion concerning the human rights of older persons as part of the "Global People's Assembly". September 21-23, 2021! Register here: http://ow.ly/AUft50GbQ8P

This is the registration for the Global People's Assembly. We'll be sending you the zoom link for the event during the next few days. Esta es la inscripción para la Asamblea Mundial de los Pueblos. En los próximos días le enviaremos el enlace del zoom para el evento. Il s'agit de l'inscription à...

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services ...
09/17/2021

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services and #probono efforts serving vulnerable populations across the country. ambar.org/JoinPublicInterest

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services and #probono efforts serving vulnerable populations across the country. ambar.org/JoinPublicInterest

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relie...
09/17/2021

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relief. Includes resources , all-star speakers and opportunities to advocate. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/xEV050GbPy2

Join the Student Debt Week of Action Sept. 20-24, and bring attention to the need for additional student loan debt relief. Includes resources , all-star speakers and opportunities to advocate. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/xEV050GbPy2

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging requests proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants. A detailed Request F...
09/14/2021

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging requests proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants. A detailed Request For Proposals and on-line application can be accessed after September 15, 2021 on the Center’s website, http://ow.ly/8Uje50G9JKW.

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging requests proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants. A detailed Request For Proposals and on-line application can be accessed after September 15, 2021 on the Center’s website, http://ow.ly/8Uje50G9JKW.

Order now! A new and improved second edition of Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacities: A Handbook for La...
09/10/2021
Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacities: A Handbook for Lawyers, 2nd Edition

Order now! A new and improved second edition of Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacities: A Handbook for Lawyers, is available in the ABA web store. Discounted for ABA members. Bulk rate also available. http://ow.ly/hIqE50EJZB5

Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacities: A Handbook for Lawyers, 2nd Edition by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and the American Psychological Association is a new and improved seco…

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC),  with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Act...
09/09/2021

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Dr. John Rowe, Professor of Health Policy and Aging at Columbia University.  Ro...
09/08/2021
American Society on Aging

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Dr. John Rowe, Professor of Health Policy and Aging at Columbia University. Rowe explores what led him to pursue geriatric medicine and his trailblazing work in the field of aging. 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/ZpJr50G6eAu

ASA is the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.

The National Aging and Law Conference, the only National Conference focusing on the issues that impact low to moderate i...
09/01/2021

The National Aging and Law Conference, the only National Conference focusing on the issues that impact low to moderate income older Adults. This year’s virtual conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021. ambar.org/NALC #NALC2021

The National Aging and Law Conference, the only National Conference focusing on the issues that impact low to moderate income older Adults. This year’s virtual conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021. ambar.org/NALC #NALC2021

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Marc Freedman, MBA, CEO and President of Encore.org, one of the nation’s leadin...
09/01/2021

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Marc Freedman, MBA, CEO and President of Encore.org, one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution. Wednesday, September 1, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Marc Freedman, MBA, CEO and President of Encore.org, one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution. Wednesday, September 1, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

Join the Commission on Law and Aging for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference on October 6-8. This year's ...
08/25/2021

Join the Commission on Law and Aging for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference on October 6-8. This year's program will focus on housing, Medicare and Medicaid, diversity, guardianship and more! Register now. ambar.org/NALC

Join the Commission on Law and Aging for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference on October 6-8. This year's program will focus on housing, Medicare and Medicaid, diversity, guardianship and more! Register now. ambar.org/NALC

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, a na...
08/25/2021

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, a national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Wednesday, August 25, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, a national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Wednesday, August 25, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms ...
08/19/2021

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms of guardianship, systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making and more. August 23, 2021;|3:00PM EDT. http://ow.ly/cjyK50FPTZN

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms of guardianship, systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making and more. August 23, 2021;|3:00PM EDT. http://ow.ly/cjyK50FPTZN

Don't miss tomorrow's Legacy Interviews with Jeanette Takamura, PhD, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and profe...
08/17/2021

Don't miss tomorrow's Legacy Interviews with Jeanette Takamura, PhD, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and professor and dean emerita of the Columbia School of Social Work. Wednesday, August 18, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

Don't miss tomorrow's Legacy Interviews with Jeanette Takamura, PhD, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and professor and dean emerita of the Columbia School of Social Work. Wednesday, August 18, at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/I0OR50FSWF1

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registrat...
08/17/2021

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registration for the 2021 National Aging and Law Conference. Applications are due by August 29th. ow.ly/6LlE50FFwzR

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registration for the 2021 National Aging and Law Conference. Applications are due by August 29th. ow.ly/6LlE50FFwzR

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms ...
08/12/2021

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms of guardianship, systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making and more. August 23, 2021;|3:00PM EDT. http://ow.ly/cjyK50FPTZN

New webinar, #FreeBritney: Transforming and Reforming Conservatorship and Guardianship will discuss the risks and harms of guardianship, systemic flaws, and the promise of alternatives like supported decision-making and more. August 23, 2021;|3:00PM EDT. http://ow.ly/cjyK50FPTZN

Join the Commission on Law and Aging for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference. This year's program will fo...
08/11/2021
2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference

Join the Commission on Law and Aging for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference. This year's program will focus on housing, Medicare and Medicaid, diversity, guardianship and more! Register now. ambar.org/NALC

On this page you will find information about registration, the NALC agenda, sponsorship and conference speakers.

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with E. Percil Stanford PhD, as he shares insights from his decades-long experience ...
08/11/2021
American Society on Aging

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with E. Percil Stanford PhD, as he shares insights from his decades-long experience in the field of aging and his vision for the future. Tune in today at 1:00 pm|PT/4:00 pm|ET. www.asaging.org/legacy-interviews#thisweek

ASA is the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.

Just released. ACL Policy Update: What the Changes in the “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Mean for the Aging and Disabi...
08/06/2021
ACL Policy Update: What the Changes in the “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Mean for the Aging and Disability Networks | ACL Administration for Community Living

Just released. ACL Policy Update: What the Changes in the “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Mean for the Aging and Disability Networks. http://ow.ly/ny3p50FLket

July 30, 2021 Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation Summary: Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescinded the “public charge” rule implemented in 2019. This means that receiving or applying for most Medicaid benefits, public housing, or nutrition a...

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services ...
08/05/2021

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services and #probono efforts serving vulnerable populations across the country. Learn more about public interest membership. ambar.org/JoinPublicInterest

Supporting your commitment to #publicinterest work is our mission. Membership supports #advocacy to fund legal services and #probono efforts serving vulnerable populations across the country. Learn more about public interest membership. ambar.org/JoinPublicInterest

Registration now open! The 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021.  Stay conne...
08/05/2021

Registration now open! The 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021. Stay connected to the Commission on Law and Aging for regular updates. ambar.org/NALC

Registration now open! The 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference will be held on October 6-8, 2021. Stay connected to the Commission on Law and Aging for regular updates. ambar.org/NALC

Just in! Conference of Chief Justices; Conference of State Court Administrators, adopt policy urging Congress to enact a...
08/04/2021

Just in! Conference of Chief Justices; Conference of State Court Administrators, adopt policy urging Congress to enact an adult Guardianship Court Improvement Program. http://ow.ly/PR3h50FKpee

Just in! Conference of Chief Justices; Conference of State Court Administrators, adopt policy urging Congress to enact an adult Guardianship Court Improvement Program. http://ow.ly/PR3h50FKpee

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, MSW,  the first Assistant Secretary for Aging at the ...
08/04/2021
American Society on Aging

Don't miss today's Legacy Interview with Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, MSW, the first Assistant Secretary for Aging at the Administration on Aging, as he discusses thought-provoking insights into aging policies and ageism. August 4, 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/gzwg50FKbrN

ASA is the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.

The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor legendary civil rights leader Dr. Clarence B. Jones with t...
08/02/2021
About the 2021 Celebration

The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor legendary civil rights leader Dr. Clarence B. Jones with the 2021 Thurgood Marshall Award in a virtual celebration during the 2021 ABA Annual Meeting. August 6, 2021, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/awards/crsj-thurgood-marshall-award/2021-event/

The Section will honor legendary civil rights leader and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Clarence B. Jones with the 2021 Thurgood Marshall Award in a virtual celebration on Friday, August 6, during the ABA Annual Meeting.

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registrat...
07/28/2021

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registration for the 2021 National Aging and Law Conference. Applications are due by August 29th. http://ow.ly/6LlE50FFwzR

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence scholarships to cover the registration for the 2021 National Aging and Law Conference. Applications are due by August 29th. http://ow.ly/6LlE50FFwzR

New CFPB directory #RentHelp helps connect people to federal rental assistance to the tenants and landlords who have str...
07/28/2021
Emergency financial assistance to help renters and landlords – resources | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

New CFPB directory #RentHelp helps connect people to federal rental assistance to the tenants and landlords who have struggled during the pandemic. And, ABA Free Legal Answers connects people with information and pro bono lawyers. Spread the word! http://ow.ly/W8un50FFtIO

Questions and answers about the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, financial assistance to help renters and landlords make ends meet

Don't miss tomorrow's episode of The Legacy Interviews with Kathy Greenlee as she reflects on her greatest accomplishmen...
07/27/2021

Don't miss tomorrow's episode of The Legacy Interviews with Kathy Greenlee as she reflects on her greatest accomplishments including her elder justice work and founding the Administration for Community Living. Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/CAst50FETod

Don't miss tomorrow's episode of The Legacy Interviews with Kathy Greenlee as she reflects on her greatest accomplishments including her elder justice work and founding the Administration for Community Living. Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET. http://ow.ly/CAst50FETod

Free Webcast: Protecting the Economic Security of Older Adults: What You Need to Know About Qualified Domestic Relations...
07/27/2021

Free Webcast: Protecting the Economic Security of Older Adults: What You Need to Know About Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). The webcast will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET and will run for one hour. http://ow.ly/xYE350FE0f0

Free Webcast: Protecting the Economic Security of Older Adults: What You Need to Know About Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). The webcast will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET and will run for one hour. http://ow.ly/xYE350FE0f0

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC),  with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Act...
07/26/2021

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC),  with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Act...
07/26/2021

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Registration now open for the 2021 Virtual National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), with speakers, Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Reginald Turner the incoming President of the American Bar Association. ow.ly/StEl50FsT2E

Don’t miss the next episode of @ASAging’s The Legacy Interviews featuring former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging Kath...
07/26/2021
American Society on Aging

Don’t miss the next episode of @ASAging’s The Legacy Interviews featuring former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, in conversation with Ken Dychtwald of @AgeWave. Sign up and watch live on July 28: https://asaging.org/legacy-interviews

ASA is the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.

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The Commission helps vulnerable older adults by providing support, research and training to the elder law community and others who work to protect and strengthen the rights of elders. The Commission’s interdisciplinary body of experts in aging and law include lawyers, judges, health and social services professionals, academics, and advocates. With its professional staff, the Commission is involved with a wide range of issues, including: Legal Services to Older Persons Health and Long-term Care Housing Needs Professional Ethical Issues Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Public Benefit Programs Planning for Incapacity Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship Elder Abuse Health Care Decision-Making Pain Management and End-of-Life Care Dispute Resolution Court-Related Needs of Older Persons with Disabilities

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Would like to get a hold of Dari Pogach for the Visitation Rights of Family members denied to visit elderly mother who is dying. I want to file Emergency Court Fling in AZ to see my mother before she die. My sister hold the POA and she is a nurse living and working in Seattle, WA. and my son and I lives in Minnesota. The reason why she wont give me her physical address is because I called the Marysville WA Sheriff Office to check if my mother is doing fine. And this is a very shallow reason and abuse of POA, ethics violations of a Registered Nurse.
Commission on Law and Aging The ABA Commission on Law and Aging leads the association in strengthening and securing the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life and quality of care of older adults. The Commission accomplishes its work through research, policy development, advocacy, education, training and through assistance to lawyers, bar associations and others working on aging issues.