Announcing New Training Series: Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults

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Join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for a new training series hosted by the National Center on Law and Elder Rights, Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults.

The most recent LSC Justice Gap Report shared that 70% of low-income older adult households had at least one civil legal problem in the past year, but older adults did not receive any or enough legal help for 91% of substantial problems.

This training series is designed for legal aid attorneys, staff, and partners to build capacity, expertise, and skills to provide counsel to older adults, with a person-directed and trauma-informed approach. We hope you’ll join us in this series, as we all have more to learn.

Topics will cover nursing facility evictions, decisional capabilities, APS and legal aid collaboration, and guardianship. The full schedule and descriptions are available on the NCLER website.

The first training in the series, Representing Older Adults in Nursing Facility Eviction Cases, will be held on February 28, 2023 from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern.

During the training, presenters will share action-oriented strategies for representing nursing facility residents in improper eviction cases, including:

  • Recognizing common, and possibly improper actions;
  • Building partnerships, such as with long-term care ombudsmen, to connect with residents threatened with eviction;
  • Establishing an attorney-client relationship with residents in long-term care settings;
  • Using facility records to support the resident’s case;
  • Strategies for effectively navigating short timelines, preparing for and appearing at administrative hearings; and
  • Next steps after the hearing decision issues.

Register for Representing Older Adults in Nursing Facility Eviction Cases

  • Senior Citizens