14th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS
14th 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 5.5 hours continuing education credits are available for California Attorneys, Professional Fiduciaries, Behavioral Scientists (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and/or LEP), Psychologists (PhD/PsyD), and Registered Nurses. Sessions have also been approved as outside training for Public Administrators, Guardians, and Conservators through CAPAPGPC. A Non-Credit Certificate of Attendance is also available. 


8:00 – 9:00 AM   Registration and Breakfast 


9:00 – 9:15 AM

LBM Room – Opening Remarks

– James Treggiari. Executive Director, Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)

– Yvonne Troya, Clinical Professor of Law and founding legal director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS), a project of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, & Health Policy.


9:15 AM Keynote 

LBM Room – Medical Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect

– Laura Mosqueda, M.D., FAAFP, AGSF, May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair of Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics (Tenure), Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. 


10:30 AM Breakout Sessions

Room A – Medical Cannabis and Residents’ Rights: Senior Housing Perspectives

-Linda Jacobson, Certified Senior Advisor, Education and Outreach, KasanaCare LLC

-Josh Horn, RCFE Administrator, Mirabel Lodge

-Dr. Linda Vollen, M.D., MPH, Founder, Naturally Healing MD

Room B – Understanding Dementia: Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness When Working with This Aging Population 

– Angela Dickson, MSW, CMC, Life Care Manager / Aging Life Care Association Specialist®, Silverado

Room C – Civil and Criminal Elder Abuse Issues, Including Financial Fraud &

Grossly Substandard Care in Nursing Homes and Other Facilities

– Assistant U.S. Attorney Gioconda R. Molinari, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California  

– Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert David Rees, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California

Room F – Getting the Benefit: Medi-Cal, Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

– Susanne Cohen, JD, Law Offices of Susanne B. Cohen

 Mercy Hall, JD, Hall Law Firm


12:00 PM – 1:15 Lunch


1:15 PM Breakout Sessions

Room A – Financial Elder Abuse 101

– Ingrid M. Evans, Evans Law Firm, Inc.

– Liza de Vries, Esq., Scott Law Firm

– Prescott Cole, Esq., California Advocates for Nursing Reform (CANHR)

Room B – Pursuing Justice for Senior Consumers

 Sharon Djemal, Director, Consumer Justice, East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

– Miguel Soto, Staff Attorney, EBCLC

– Maria Brambila, Program Coordinator, EBCLC

Room C – 

Mindfulness for the Legal Mind: Tools to Increase Competence and Well-being in the Law

– Shawn Roberts, Attorney/Adjunct Law Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law

Room F – Grandma Died, Grandpa is Dating Again, The Legal Ramifications

 –  Jennifer McGuire, Attorney, Morrill Law Firm

 – Joe Morrill, Attorney, Morrill Law Firm 


2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Refreshment Break


3:00 PM Breakout Sessions

Room A –  Homelessness Among Older Adults: Causes and Consequences

– Margot Kushel MD, Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Room B – Know the Signs…Stay Informed…Money Smarts for Older Adults

– Erwin Reeves, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

– Monee Boswell, Community Affairs Assistant, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Room C – Elder Financial Exploitation: Romance Scams

– Christina Demkowski, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Division

– Heryca Serna, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Division

– Jennifer Wang, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Division

Room F – The Neuropsychological Approach to Capacity: A Deeper Dive

– Jonathan Canick, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, California Pacific  Medical Center, UCSF


 LAS would like to thank


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 4/22/19 will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. Those received 4/23 to 5/6/19 will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds after 5/6/19, but you may transfer your registration to someone else. Refunds will be processed approximately 2 weeks after the conference. To request a refund, please email conference@lashicap.org or call Dan Ashbrook at 510-832-3040.

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.