Author: Kristen Wilson

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

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…



PA HOUSE HEARING ON SENIOR LEGAL SERVICES

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…



Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program

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…



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

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…



NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THEATRE HORIZON

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…



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

SeniorLAW Center celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a life planning clinic with pro bono partners Blank Rome LLP, Comcast and The Vanguard Group.  Over 40 attorneys and other volunteers gathered to assist 28 senior clients prepare, execute, witness and notarize almost 100 critical end of life planning documents. Volunteers began…



SeniorLAW Center Awarded 2017 GSK Impact Award

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…



Bravo to OUTstanding Voice Larry Felzer!

Congratulations to our Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Larry Felzer, who was named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as an OUTstanding Voice in its Business of Pride October 27, 2017 feature. The Journal identified 10 local business leaders to share insights into their own challenges and what it takes to make a difference advancing…



SeniorLAW Center at the 2017 National Aging and Law Conference!

Executive Director Karen Buck and Legal Director Wendy Bookler were proud to represent SeniorLAW Center at the 2017 National Aging and Law Conference in Silver Spring, MD, a gathering of hundreds of attorneys, judges, and advocates in law and aging from around the country to address key issues in law and aging and access to…