Registration is now open for this 5-part webinar series, presented by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. Attendees will learn about a range of topics related to civil remedies for abuse in later life. All webinars will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Central time.
Wednesday, September 13: 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.
Wednesday, September 27: 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.
Wednesday, October 11: 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.
Wednesday, October 25: Module 4: Legal Resolutions and Remedies
This module identifies available civil legal remedies that serve both vulnerable and competent older victims.
Wednesday, November 8: 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? Contact Ann Laatsch, NCALL Justice System Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.