Announcing New Training Series:
Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults
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 1 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, and information about our first training on February 28th is below:
Part 1: Representing Older Adults in Nursing
Facility Eviction Cases
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. P.T./2:00-3:30 p.m. E.T.
This webinar in the Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults training series will provide legal aid attorneys and staff with practical and readily actionable information and tools to represent older adults in nursing facility evictions.
Residents of nursing facilities may be threatened with improper evictions. Sometimes the facility alleges that it cannot meet the resident’s needs, even when the facility is legally obligated to provide the required care. Sometimes evictions are based improperly on discrimination against Medicaid-eligible residents. Unfortunately, because many residents and their family members are unaware of their rights, they often experience practices that may lead to homelessness and other trauma. Legal assistance and legal services attorneys play an important role partnering with Long-term Care Ombudsman advocates in fighting these evictions.
Presenters will share action-oriented strategies for representing nursing facility residents in these 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.
- Introduction: Ron Flagg, Legal Services Corporation and Hilary Dalin, Administration for Community Living
- Eric Carlson, Justice in Aging
- Stephanie Langguth, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
- Beverly Laubert, Administration for Community Living
- Amity Overall-Laib, National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training. We are unable to offer CEU’s or other certifications. Thank you for understanding.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for one and a half hours.