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National Center on Law & Elder Rights: Elder Abuse: Mandatory and Permissive Reporting For Lawyers

  • 03 Apr 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • WebCast


Elder Abuse: Mandatory and Permissive Reporting For Lawyers

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

When working with older adults, lawyers may be faced with legal and ethical decisions about when and how to report suspected elder abuse. In making these decisions, lawyers must balance the ethical need to honor their client's autonomy, with potential legal requirements to intervene. An understanding of mandatory and permissive reporting laws is essential for lawyers working in this field.

This webcast will introduce lawyers to the concept of mandatory and permissive reporting, and provide an overview of the analysis a lawyer should consider when determining how to proceed in circumstances of suspected abuse. Participants will learn how to:

  • Analyze reporting obligations 
  • Determine who is a mandatory reporter in their state
  • Inform clients about mandatory reporting requirements
  • Weigh the benefits and burdens of reporting

The webcast will build on previous NCLER trainings, including Legal Basics: Elder Abuse and Legal Basics: Signs of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar's chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Presenter: David Godfrey, ABA Commission on Law & Aging

NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

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