This webinar will focus on the intersection of elder financial abuse and public benefits cases, including the underlying financial stresses of elders who are vulnerable to these types of abuses. We will discuss benefits that can be compromised such as Social Security and Medicaid as well as strategies and tactics to educate older adults and their caregivers, resolve cases and restore benefits. The webinar will cover such topics as power of attorney abuse, breach of fiduciary duties, and Medicaid hardship waiver applications.
Event Date 02-16-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2016 3:30 pm

This webinar focused on fraudulent real property transactions commonly perpetrated by family members and trusted fiduciaries. We will provide an overview of elder financial exploitation related to property, talk about prevention measures, and explain strategies and tactics successfully used to handle cases and recover assets.

Speakers: David Godfrey (Senior Attorney, American Bar Assocation), Lori Stiegel (Senior Attorney, American Bar Association), Denis Culley (Staff Attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly)

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project/Elder Abuse Prevention webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.

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Event Date 01-21-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 01-21-2016 3:30 pm
Topics covered:
  • Credit Repair
  • Credit Reporting Considerations for Settlements
  • Tax Consequences
  • Confidentiality
Event Date 12-08-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2015 3:00 pm
Recently, ProPublica published, "The Color of Debt", a first-of-its-kind analysis that showed that debt collection lawsuits are far more common in black communities than white ones. This webinar will cover the details of ProPublica's analysis of court data, explore what trends emerged among the different types of companies filing suits over consumer debt, and discuss possible causes for the racial disparity in lawsuits.
Event Date 12-01-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-01-2015 3:00 pm
The constant news about data breaches and scams targeting seniors has left people worried about their rights if an unauthorized charge is taken out of their account. Consumers also face problems when a gym, unwanted membership club or payday lender will not stop debiting the account. This webinar will cover consumers' rights to challenge unauthorized payments and to stop recurring payments.
Event Date 11-24-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 11-24-2015 3:00 pm
Supported Decision-Making is an alternative to guardianship where older adults and people with disabilities work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals to help them understand the situations they face and the choices they must make so they can make their own decision, without the 'need' for a guardian.
Event Date 10-20-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 10-20-2015 3:30 pm
Discovery plays a key role in mortgage litigation.  The focus on this program will be on what information is available from mortgage servicers and other possible parties, but we’ll also touch on electronic (ESI) discovery and protective orders.
Event Date 10-06-2015 3:00 pm
Event End Date 10-06-2015 4:00 pm
Research shows that empowering individuals to actively participate in personal decision making improves life outcomes and can reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation. There is a risk of abuse and exploitation in all models of decision making for persons with differing abilities. An overly protective response to situations where a person with varying levels of capacity may be at risk can stifle self-determination and empowerment. Protection needs to be carefully balanced with protecting human and constitutional rights.
Event Date 09-22-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 09-22-2015 3:30 pm
Come and learn about the federal Lifeline program, which was established to ensure that low-income households are connected to the modern communication network. Learn about the importance of this program for elders and communities of color as the program, which focuses on helping households afford phone service, is in the midst of a "reboot" to include internet access.
Event Date 08-31-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 08-31-2015 3:30 pm
Thousands of older adults with modest financial resources live in manufactured housing communities. These naturally occurring retirement communities provide a safe physical and socially active environment that enable older adults to successfully age in place. Elders, however, risk displacement when the community is closed or rents are increased beyond an affordable level. 
Event Date 07-23-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 07-23-2015 3:30 pm