Elder Abuse and the Law: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

Breakout Session
Wednesday May 02   10:15 AM to 11:25 AM (1 hour 10 minutes)
Enoch C/D
The presenters are lawyers from the Elder Law Program at Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG), which provides legal assistance to older adults They draw from their experiences representing older adults, and using the law to prevent elder abuse. This workshop begins with a short presentation on elder abuse and the law, including an overview of legal remedies in Alberta and how Alberta’s law compares to the law in other jurisdictions. In the second part of the workshop, the presenter will provide an overview of documents such as advanced directives, powers of attorney and wills. She also will describe issues to be considered when drafting these advance planning documents. In the third part of the workshop, the presenter will provide an overview of legal options in situations of elder abuse, with specific examples of legal remedies. She will also describe issues to be considered when choosing whether to pursue these legal options, and will offer tips about how to explain the law to clients. The workshop includes time for attendees to ask questions and for discussion. At the end of the workshop, handouts and resources will be made available. 
BC Elder Life Mediation (BC ELM)
Director and Lawyer

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