Free Webinar: Elder Abuse Basics: Civil Legal Responses - Dec. 12

National Center on Law & Elder Rights logoThe National Center on Law & Elder Rights is hosting a free webinar entitled Elder Abuse Basics: Civil Legal Response on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern. 

Many different service providers and systems work to address elder abuse. Older adults who have experienced maltreatment often benefit from services provided by a wide range of professionals, including civil legal aid attorneys. This basics training will focus on how legal assistance providers can work to:

  • Prevent or reduce the risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
  • Provide options for intervention to stop abuse and place the person in a position of safety when abuse occurs; and
  • Help restore the person who has experienced abuse to a stronger position, including through civil action to recover damages and assets based on various legal causes of action. 

Presenters will also share resources and cover the importance of building awareness of abuse in your community.


  • David Godfrey, JD., Director, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
  • Barbara Harris, Staff Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association (Elder Justice Project)
  • Megan McGlothlin Wood, Senior Staff Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. (Equity for Elders Project)

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 one week in advance.




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