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 of Aging will direct the effort. She is excited to return to Philadelphia to work on issues she is passionate about with colleagues she respects.
Building on decades of advocacy for vulnerable older adults, SeniorLAW Center has a history of leading on advocacy efforts affecting the rights of seniors, including successfully leading an amicus group of advocates in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court against constitutional challenges to the Grandparent Custody and Visitation Act, testifying before City Council and Pennsylvania Senate and House Committees on needs of seniors, and home repair contractor protections for vulnerable populations, creating a civil right to counsel in areas of critical need for seniors and low-income populations, and working with local, state and national groups of legal advocates to develop funding for protecting the rights of seniors. Read the press release here and here.