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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.… 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

SeniorLAW Center is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Barristers to serve low-income seniors in need

Friday, April 17th, 2015
The Barristers’ Association, in partnership with the SeniorLAW Center, is holding its inaugural Life Planning Clinic, where attorneys will prepare wills, health care and financial directives for senior citizens. The date is Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the West Philadelphia Community Center, 1016 N. 41st, Philadelphia, PA 19104 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attorney and notary volunteers are still … click for more

In Memory of Dr. Leon Bass

Monday, March 30th, 2015
All of us at SeniorLAW Center mourn the loss of Dr. Leon Bass, WWII veteran, African American soldier, Holocaust liberator, Philadelphia public school teacher and principal, enduring voice for justice and equality, and our 2014 SeniorLAW Center Champion of the Year. Those of you who attended last year’s gala had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting and hearing from this remarkable man.   O… click for more


Monday, March 9th, 2015
We are delighted to announce our 2015 Hall of Fame inductees: Cynthia B. Wishkovsky aging network partner and long-serving board member and officer of SeniorLAW Center, nonprofit leader at Journey’s Way/Intercommunity Action, lifelong aging services advocate and expert.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL BIO Richard J. Conn volunteer attorney for over 30 years to the present, long-serving board mem… click for more
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