The State Office for the Aging, the State Office of Court Administration (OCA) and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) are joining in an historic partnership to examine how to provide affordable legal services to older adults with limited resources or limited ability to purchase legal services on their own, and individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. The partnership was facilitated by Attorney Robert Abrams, a long time practitioner and advocate in the field of elder law.
This collaborative effort will identify the legal needs and barriers to justice faced by older adults and individuals of all ages with disabilities. The State Office for the Aging, OCA and NYSBA will develop a strategic plan to more effectively use existing resources, including attorney pro bono programs, to target areas of greatest need.
As part of this effort, the State Office for Aging, OCA and NYSBA will host a two-part webinar discussing legal services initiatives and valuable information that will help attorneys provide services to older clients and individuals with special needs. The webinar will take place on Thursday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m.and you can attend in person at the Convention Center Meeting Room 6 in Albany or participate online.
Part I: The Legal Services Initiative: To encourage and help New Yorkers and all Americans plan for and navigate the elder years.
Part II: The “Have a TEPSAT Thanksgiving” Campaign: Encouraging use of The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool (TEPSAT).
Experienced attorneys who successfully participate in the program will receive 2 credit hours of practice management and professional practice – and a certificate that they are facilitators of the “Have a TEPSAT Thanksgiving” Campaign.
Please see the invitation online for more information:
To Register: Call Sara Clark at (212) 279-9200
Or register online: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/index.php?func=RGTR&id=R5BQTEXES6