Legal Assistance for Seniors’ Conference on Elder Abuse

Each year, our Conference brings together leaders in a broad range of professions, to focus on the latest tools and updates in elder abuse. This statewide conference covers a broad range of interconnected issues including: capacity and undue influence, litigation techniques in financial elder abuse cases, an overview of Adult Protective Services and the forensics of bruising. These presentations are given by experts in their field, including judges, doctors, law enforcement and banking experts.

The audience participates in a question and answer session at the 2016 Elder Abuse Conference

LAS has focused on finding the best presenters and the latest information on elder abuse and related topics. After hosting the conference for sixteen years, LAS has been able to build a reliable network of professionals who are on the forefront of all aspects of abuse including financial, physical and mental abuse. We have been able to expand the types of professionals who are speaking to the topic including bankers, lawyers, private fiduciaries, law enforcement, doctors, federal agents and judges. The presentations have evolved to include a broader and more in depth range of topics.

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audience at the 2016 Elder Abuse Conference

History of the Conference on Elder Abuse

In 2005, LAS recognized a growing need in the community for an annual event focused on bringing together the leaders in the elder abuse prevention field to share the latest research and techniques that have been developed to keep elders safe. In recent years, the conference has taken place at UC Hastings College of the Law, who through the USF/Hastings Consortium on Health and the law, has provided LAS with the space to bring together nearly 300 professional attendees from around the Bay Area and the County, for a day of learning and sharing.