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Senate Passes Older Americans Act Reauthorization Unanimously!

Friday, July 17th, 2015
SeniorLAW Center applauds the U.S. Senate's unanimous passage today of the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 (OAA). Bipartisan support of this essential law for older adults, which celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 14th , is welcome. The Older Americans Act is the foundation of critical services for older Americans, including legal services. The OAA is an important tool in t… click for more

Historic Elder Justice Announcements at 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
SeniorLAW Center applauds the Obama administration for making elder justice a priority of its 2015 White House Conference on Aging and is proud to be a member of the national Elder Justice Coalition. Significant and historic elder justice announcements were made at the Conference, including a new rule to be issued by the end of 2015 addressing with the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”). The Depart… click for more

Larry Felzer Named New President of Temple Law Alumni Association

Friday, June 19th, 2015
[caption id="attachment_5379" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Larry Felzer with Dean Joanne Epps[/caption] June 8, 2015 was an amazing day as Larry Felzer was named New President of Temple Law Alumni Association. Surrounded by his peers, SeniorLAW Center couldn't be prouder. Congratulations, Larry. You've made history! Full link of the event here.… click for more

Legal Director, Wendy Bookler Quoted in Thomas R. Kline School of Law’s Docket Newsletter on Public Interest

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Expanding Philly's Public Interest Footprint Article is here, highlighting the need for young lawyers in non-profit arenas, ensuring the welfare of the public at-large. SeniorLAW Center's own, Wendy Bookler, was quoted in the article. Read more by clicking on the link above.… click for more

Beth Shay, Esq., of SeniorLAW Center Testifies to Philadelphia City Council

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
On Wednesday June 10, 2015 Beth Shay, Coordinator of the SeniorLAW Center’s Homeowner’s Assistance Program, testified before the Finance Committee of the Philadelphia City Council and acknowledged the City’s first time grant to SLC to conduct a triage program for seniors in the Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion court. Attorney Shay coupled her acknowledgement with a plea for in… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Wendy Bookler | Featured Panelist at Montgomery County Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference

Monday, June 15th, 2015
On Friday June 12th SeniorLAW Center participated in the Montgomery County Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference Dealing with Cognitive Decline: Competency and the Risk for Elder Abuse. SeniorLAW Center’s own Wendy Bookler was a guest panelist and is seen with keynote speaker Jason Karlawish, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy at University of Pennsylvania S… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Financial Wellness Seminar Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
SeniorLAW Center's Financial Wellness Seminar will take place in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday June 15th at First Corinthian Baptist Church (5101 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA) from 10am - 12pm. Doors open at 9:30am. Read more about it in the Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking on the link here. http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20150611_Learn_about_elder_financial… click for more

THANK YOU! 2015 SeniorLAW Gala was a huge success! See our wonderful 6 OVER 60 video & photos here.

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Top L to R: Ronald Shaffer, Partner of the year recipient; SeniorLAW Center Executive Director, Karen C. Buck;  6 OVER 60 Honorees: David Fair & Lovett Hines; 2015 Hall of Fame Honoree,  Richard J. Conn;  Gala co-chairs:  Syreeta J. Moore, Shari J. Odenheimer & Joseph B. Silverstein.  Bottom L to R: 6 OVER 60 Honorees: Juanita Ramos, Honorable Phyllis Beck, Shelly Beaser & Tobey G… click for more

New Partnership with Barristers of Philadelphia a Great Success!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, SeniorLAW Center partnered with the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc., for their inaugural Life Planning Clinic for Philadelphia seniors. Chaired by Barristers’ President Monique Myatt Galloway, over 30 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and notaries (trained by SeniorLAW Center or experienced practitioners in this area of law), together with members of our S… click for more

PA Supreme Court’s Groundbreaking Elder Justice Initiative

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Karen C. Buck, The Legal Intelligencer April 27, 2015 Under the leadership of its highest court, Pennsylvania is breaking ground in a field of national importance: elder justice. Chaired by Justice Debra Todd and formed under the tenure of former Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, a group of 38 judges, prosecutors, attorneys, aging specialists and advocates from across the state convened i… click for more
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