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SeniorLAW Center CLE Training: Assisting Seniors through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine: Volunteer Attorney Training

  • 07/14/2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

SeniorLAW Center CLE Training:
Assisting Seniors through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine: Volunteer Attorney Training

When: July 14, 2021 12-1:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Zoom Training

What: Volunteer to help PA’s aging population. Participants will be trained to provide legal advice, information, and referrals to vulnerable seniors across Pennsylvania who call the PA SeniorLAW HelpLine with civil legal issues. The training will focus on common areas of law requested by callers, the logistics of handling a HelpLine call and the professional responsibility requirements of pro bono and helpline service. This is a limited representation opportunity and volunteers will be able to choose the area(s) of law on which they will focus when counseling senior callers.

This course will train attorneys to provide legal counseling through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine, a toll-free telephone service offering free, confidential legal advice, brief services, and information and referrals to senior citizens statewide. The course will focus on the logistics of handling HelpLine cases (e.g. filling out forms, using resource materials that are provided to volunteers, making appropriate referrals when necessary) and the most common areas of law requested by callers.

Course materials and online links will arm attorneys with the resources to provide legal advice and information, as well as quality referrals, on a variety of topics. Links to referral directories (city and state) will be provided through SeniorLAW Center’s website, to allow participants quick access to myriad resources while handling HelpLine calls.

The course is free. 1.5 CLE credits are available for those attendees who agree to staff the SeniorLAW HelpLine for two 2-hour shifts. This is limited representation which can be performed from the office or at home.

Registration is required through the following link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BEF9MFERQSa1_rKVL_Nr4Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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