A training on EAROs will assist public interests attorneys, self-help attorneys, and judicial officers protect and advocate for elderly and dependent adults.
Date training recorded: Jun 11, 2014
Trainer(s): Dominique Sanz-David, Claire Ramsey
Sponsoring Organization(s): Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County


All resources for this training can be found here: https://laaconline.egnyte.com/dl/vokOvjkvZF

The elderly and dependent adults are particularly vulnerable to abuse. As the elderly population grows, this abuse will become more prevalent. Cognitive and physical limitations make it difficult for the elderly and dependent adults to seek help when their caregivers, family members, or neighbors abuse them. To assist with their protection, the legislature created broad and expansive elder abuse statues. The use of these laws through elder and dependent adult abuse restraining orders, however, has been extremely limited. Litigants, self-help attorneys, and judicial officers are often uninformed about the use, benefits, and scope of EAROs. Additional problems result from inconsistencies with the judges and departments that adjudicate EAROs. A training on EAROs will assist public interests attorneys, self-help attorneys, and judicial officers provide greater protection and advocacy for the elderly and dependent adults. The training will focus on the many benefits and special provisions or EAROs, highlighting the differences between EAROs, domestic violence restraining orders, and civil harassment orders.

Presented by:
Dominique Sanz-David, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Claire Ramsey, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

1.5 Hours of General MCLE is available

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Elder Justice in Family Law


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Series: Senior Legal Issues
MCLE: 1.5 hours
Last revised: Jun 1, 2018 11:47 am
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