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NCLER: Free Webinar: Advance Planning Basics: An Overview for Advocates

  • 22 Mar 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • webinar

Free Webinar: Advance Planning Basics: An Overview for Advocates

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. P.T./2:00-3:15 p.m. E.T.

Older adults may wish to plan ahead for decision making if an accident or illness leaves them in need of support or assistance in making health care decisions or managing personal affairs. A lack of effective advance plans may also result in avoidable guardianship filings. 

Legal assistance, elder rights, and aging services advocates can help older adults understand the various types of advance planning tools and how best to choose trusted supporters. Careful selection of supporters increases the likelihood that the values and wishes of the person will guide the choices being made.

This session will:

  • Provide advocates with an overview of common advance planning tools, including powers of attorney, health care proxies, and supported decision-making agreements;
  • Explore tools for describing personal goals, values and wishes to create guidance for decision support;
  • Share strategies to help older adults select and empower trusted supporters for health care, personal and financial matters;
  • Discuss how to share advance care plans when the documents are completed; and
  • Identify legal aid and pro bono models to connect older adults to assistance with planning.


  • David Godfrey, JD, Director, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Sarah Galvan, Managing Director, Elder Rights, Justice in Aging

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 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for 75 minutes.


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