Please join us in observing the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a panel discussion on resources available to report the exploitation and abuse of elders and vulnerable adults. COVID-19 has devastated the elder community, and seniors are more susceptible to abuse and exploitation than ever before. Attendees will hear from representatives of the Department of Aging and Community Living and the Office of Attorney General to learn about District resources available to elders and vulnerable adults who may be experiencing abuse or exploitation.
Attendees will also learn about the warning signs of elder abuse and the best way to report concerns. The two panelists from the District government will be joined by speakers from Legal Counsel for the Elderly and the D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Program for an interactive discussion about the ethical concerns for practitioners who are considering reporting abuse or neglect of—or by—a client. The panel will share best practices for attorneys who do report to a District agency.
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Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community Related Communities of Interest: All D.C. Bar Communities Program Partners: D.C. Office of Attorney General; Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Amy R. Mix, Chief, Elder Justice Section, Public Interest Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Leah J. Myers, Manager, Legal Hotline, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Heather D. Stowe, Ph.D, Clinical Director, D.C. Dept. Aging and Community Living
Hope C. Todd, Assistant Director, Legal Ethics, Regulation Counsel, D.C. Bar