13th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse

13th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse

Legal Assistance for Seniors’ Annual Conference on Elder Abuse brings together a multidisciplinary group of professionals working on the front lines serving older adults. This state-wide conference is an essential resource and networking opportunity for a wide range of professionals, including attorneys, social workers, private fiduciaries, conservators, public guardians, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and others.

Join us to learn, network and share best practices so that together we can better support older adults. Light breakfast, coffee break and networking lunch are included.

Up to 6 hours continuing education credits available for California Attorneys, Professional Fiduciaries, Behavioral Scientists (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and/or LEP), Psychologists, and Registered Nurses. Pending approval, credits may also be available for Public Administrators, Guardians, and Conservators. Please inquire. A Certificate of Attendance is also available. 


8:00 AM – Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 AM – Keynote
11:00 AM – Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM – Lunch, Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 PM Breakout Sessions
3:20 PM Breakout Sessions

List of sessions as of 4/2/18

KEYNOTE: Client Control: A Practice Guide for Senior Care Professionals

– Dr. Teo Earnst, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Private practice

Serving Diverse Communities: Checking your Bias, Creating Cultural Humility, and Increasing Capacities

– Protima Pandey, Director, Office of Women’s Policy, County of Santa Clara
– Zakia Afrin, Manager, Client Advocacy Programs, Maitri

Aging in 2018: Federal Threats to Healthcare and Social Security/SSI, California Proposals & What it All Means for Older Adults
– Claire Ramsey, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
– Trinh Phan, Senior Staff Attorney Justice in Aging

Building Resiliency: Tips and Tools for Effective Management of Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress
– Nicky MacCallum LMFT, NCC, Chair, Mental Health Working Group for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs and Clinical Director, Youth ALIVE!

Toolbox for Navigating LGBTQIA Elder Abuse
– Liza de Vries, Attorney, Scott Law Firm
– Virginia Palmer, Attorney at Law, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
– Ming Wong, Supervising Helpline Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Fighting for Veterans: Action You Can Take When Encountering the Disabled or Destitute Veteran
– Maurice Abarr, Attorney at Law, Accredited by Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Law Offices of Maurice L. Abarr

The Road to Elder Justice-Progress and Pitfalls Along the Way
– Julie Schoen, Deputy Director, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), Keck School of Medicine at USC

Pursuing Justice for Senior Consumers
– Rachel Swanson, Program Coordinator, East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
– Sharon Djemal, Director, Consumer Justice, EBCLC
– Miguel Soto, Staff Attorney, EBCLC
– Kara Acevedo, Staff Attorney, EBCLC

The Evolution of Undue Influence in California: Law and Practice
– Candy Heisler, Heisler & Associates
– Mary Joy Quinn, Director (ret.), San Francisco Probate Department

Ending Homelessness for Seniors in Alameda County
– Joshua Bamberger, Chief Medical Consultant, Mercy Housing

Married with Children with Conservatorship, Spousal Issues With Conservatorship
– Lisa Soloway, Licensed Fiduciary, Soloway Fiduciaries, Inc.

* Schedule is subject to change.  

 LAS would like to thank

And our sponsors – See the list of sponsors here

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 4/23/18 will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. Those received 4/24 to 5/7/18 will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds after 5/7/18, but you may transfer your registration to someone else. Refunds will be processed approximately 2 weeks after the conference.

Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) may take photographs, audio recordings and video during the conference and reproduce them in news or promotional material, in print, electronic or other media, including the LAS website. By participating in the conference, you grant Legal Assistance for Seniors the right to use your name and image for such purposes. All postings are property of LAS.