Ethics, legal services, elder abuse in focus together
A free webinar examining the policies and protocols for legal services involved in elder abuse issues will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern Wednesday. The 90-minute event will, in part, discuss ways in which ageist attitudes have shaped states' elder abuse laws, and responses to suspected abuse. Speakers will address professional responsibilities, ethical challenges while working with seniors, and dealing with families.
Presenters include Penny Hommel, the co-director of the Center for Social Gerontology; Jaye Martin, executive director of Maine Legal Services for the Elderly; and Denis Culley, staff attorney for Maine Legal Services for the Elderly. The webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.