Five-Part Webinar Series for Civil Attorneys and Legal Advocates

In this five-part webinar series for civil attorneys and legal advocates, attendees will learn about a range of topics related to civil remedies for abuse in later life.

Presented by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence (ABA CDSV) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

All webinars will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. There is no cost to attend.

  • Monday, July 11: Module 1: Abuse in Later Life Overview  This module explores forms of abuse in later life, common abuser tactics, and dynamics of power and control that exist in many abuse in later life cases.
  • Monday, July 25: Module 2: Forming the Relationship with Your Client -This module discusses the importance of using a victim-centered approach to screening for abuse in later life and critical challenges to client communication, including accessibility and cultural barriers. The key concepts of privilege, confidentiality, and mandated reporting are also discussed.
  • Monday, August 1: Module 3: Client Goal-setting and Non-litigation Responses – This module discusses the need for civil attorneys to listen to client priorities and goals to achieve desired outcomes. Engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration and client advocacy are also reviewed.
  • Monday, August 8: Module 4: Legal Resolutions and Remedies – This module identifies available civil legal remedies that serve both vulnerable and competent older victims.
  • Monday, August 15: Module 5: Bringing the Case – Trial Skills – This module discusses the identification and preservation of evidence and testimony and helps viewers to understand methods to develop an effective elder abuse case theory and prepare witnesses for direct and cross-examination.


Questions? Please contact Ann Laatsch, NCALL Justice System Coordinator, at

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