American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

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The mission of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.

The 15-member Commission is composed of lawyers, judges, academics, and advocates, bringing an interdisciplinary perspective, and where possible a cross-national perspective, to a wide range of legal issues, including (1) health and long-term care; (2) delivery of legal services (3) elder law ethical issues; (4) income maintenance programs; (5) retirement housing, assisted living and nursing homes; (6) dispute resolution; (7) elder abuse and protective services; (8) capacity, guardianship and surrogate decision-making; (9) health care decision-making and end-of-life issues; and (10) disability and individual rights. The Commission, assisted by a professional staff of six lawyers, exercises leadership in the areas of law and policy for older persons, and advocates for them within the ABA and the larger community.

About this Group

  • Created: August 11, 2009
  • Type: Nonprofit Group
  • Members: 463