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Bar Launches New Institute Focusing on Elder Law

September 7, 2018

By Jeffery Leon

Elder Law

On September 20, the D.C. Bar CLE Program will host its first Aging in D.C. Legal Institute, a day-long event featuring seminars and breakout sessions with attorneys and representatives from elder-focused organizations, networking opportunities, and special guests.

D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin will provide the day’s opening remarks, and D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine will deliver the keynote address.

Designed for attorneys who work closely with the aging community, such as trusts and estates attorneys, family law attorneys, and consumer law attorneys, the Institute will explore the legal issues surrounding senior citizens, particularly those living in the District of Columbia. Topics include financial exploitation concerns for the elderly, preparing for incapacity and ethics issues when dealing with diminished capacity, creating an age-friendly law office in D.C., and more.

Panelists include representatives from the AARP, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, the D.C. Office on Aging, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly.

“This is unique because we’ll be featuring many leaders in this area together at one event,” says Amy Mix, supervising attorney for the Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP, and one of the panelists. “I hope that this event will be the start of a continuing conversation on legal issues around aging.”

Following the Institute will be an evening reception for attendees to network and interact with panelists.

Rawle Andrews Jr., AARP regional vice president and moderator for the Institute, commended the D.C. Bar for “deepening its engagement with traditional elder law practitioners and non-traditional attorneys, agencies, and law firms through the Institute” to build capacity to meet the legal needs of the aging population.

“We have assembled well-qualified and informative panels to discuss many of the issues critical to meeting the civil legal needs and building the necessary law practice delivery systems for a multigenerational population. I look forward to similar events in future years,” Andrews says.

Don’t miss this important event. Register for the Aging in D.C. Legal Institute today. Unable to make it in person? Join the discussion by webinar.