Elder Financial Exploitation (Webcast)

  • Senior Citizens

The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Elder Financial Exploitation on June 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern.

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Online Webcast:

$129.00 per person

Why You Should Attend

Financial exploitation is a growing issue faced by older adults, and the effects of financial exploitation can negatively impact the physical health, mental well-being, and financial stability of victims. While acts of elder abuse may fall under various criminal statutes, civil attorneys are uniquely positioned to deploy legal strategies and advocacy to mitigate the effects of abuse and help older adults attain the remedies they seek.

This training will provide information and resources to help attorneys as they represent clients who may have experienced financial exploitation.  This training is being produced in collaboration with Justice in Aging, with informational resources from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER).

What You Will Learn
  • Scope of financial exploitation and who is affected
  • How to identify and strategies to help clients prevent financial exploitation
  • Interviewing strategies when screening for and learning about financial exploitation
  • Introduction to undue influence screening tool
  • Capacity concerns and ethical considerations when counseling older adult clients
  • Understanding the concept of trauma-informed lawyering
  • Basics of California‚Äôs mandated reporter policy
  • How to navigate civil restitution for clients
  • How to spot and protect clients from major fraud and scams
Who Should Attend

Practitioners who work with older adults and caregivers and are seeking a better understanding of the warning signs of financial exploitation, ideas to help clients prevent financial exploitation, and potential remedies when a client is a victim of financial exploitation. The training will provide helpful information for practitioners who are new to aging and elder law issues, as well as practitioners with elder law experience who are looking to deepen their understanding of financial elder abuse remedies.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE for Pennsylvania
    Status: Approved
    Three (3) Substantive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute