SeniorLAW Center


Media Alert: SeniorLAW Center Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting the Legal Rights of Seniors!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
For immediate release: SeniorLAW Center celebrates 40 years of protecting the legal rights of seniors on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Read the full media alert and the exciting plans for celebration, and how you can purchase tickets and sponsorship here.… click for more

Larry Felzer is recipient of the David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Congratulations to Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Larry Felzer, on receiving the David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in recognition of leadership and service to the GLBT community and for efforts that inspire others to act and promote civil rights and equality before the law for the GLBT community! We are so proud!   [ngg_images … click for more

Update on ABA reverse mortgage panel

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
On May 11, staff attorney Susanna Ratner spoke on a panel about tax implications of reverse mortgages at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation's May meeting in Washington, DC. She discussed how even a minor property tax delinquency can quickly lead to reverse mortgage foreclosure. Her co-panelists were Stacy Canan from the CFPB's Office of Older Americans, Joanne Savage from AARP Legal … click for more

New Project: Pro Bono Action for Community Impact with AARP PA

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
An innovative and powerful initiative, Pro Bono Action for Community Impact in Pennsylvania, a SeniorLAW Center and AARP partnership, will leverage pro bono partnerships with law firms to fight for policy changes that expand legal protections and resources for seniors and raise the visibility of issues important to older adults. Nora Dowd Eisenhower, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department… click for more


Friday, April 13th, 2018
SeniorLAW Center joined key partners on April 11, 2018 in presenting testimony at a special hearing on the powerful impact of senior legal services on the lives of older Pennsylvanians before the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director Karen C. Buck and Legal Director Wendy E. Bookler testified along with Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Debora… click for more

Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program

Monday, March 19th, 2018
SeniorLAW Center is proud to partner with the First Judicial District in the founding of the Elder Justice Resource Center, Pennsylvania’s first court-based center for older Pennsylvanians.  Our Homeownership Rights Director, Elizabeth Shay, will speak at the upcoming 4/6/18 CLE on Mortgage Foreclosure and Real Estate Tax Lien Foreclosure to train volunteer attorneys in an effort to provide… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testifies at Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Needs Assessment Hearing

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Staff attorney Susanna Ratner testified recently at a hearing before the City of Philadelphia's Division of Housing and Community Development on the 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and on neighborhood housing and community development needs. Her testimony focused on the dramatic increase in reverse mortgage foreclosure filings in the city, and the specific needs … click for more


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
SeniorLAW Center is delighted to be partnering with the dynamic arts group Theatre Horizon as we officially launch the opening of our new shared offices in Norristown, PA. This new suburban office enables us to serve seniors facing devastating elder financial exploitation in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.  Join us March 8, 2018 for the ribbon-cutting of our brand new shared offices at 401 DeK… click for more

SeniorLAW Center and Pro Bono Partners Celebrate MLK by counseling seniors on end of life issues at annual MLK Day Life Planning Clinic

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_7514" align="alignnone" width="500"] from l-r: Carl Bailey, SeniorLAW Center Board of Directors; Josh Bobrin, Esq., Associate Counsel, The Vanguard Group; Wendy Bookler, Legal Director, SeniorLAW Center; Karen Buck, Esq., Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center; Kathy Ochroch, Partner and Director of Pro Bono Services, Blank Rome LLP; Jason Belmont Conn, Esq., Deputy General C… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Awarded 2017 GSK Impact Award

Monday, November 6th, 2017
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be the recipient of a 2017 GSK IMPACT Award for our work improving the lives of older Pennsylvanians, protecting their legal rights and promoting health, shelter, protecti3in from abuse, violence and exploitation. Awardees are selected through a highly competitive grant application process, and 10 nonprofits were selected in the Philadelphia Region. IMPACT means: I… click for more
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