Bet Tzedek to Offer Legal Training on Preventing Elder Abuse

According to the American Journal of Public Health, 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced some form of abuse. To bring attention to this issue and highlight strategies to prevent elder abuse, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized annually on June 15.

Bet Tzedek, a nonprofit law firm that provides free, legal services to low-income residents & families across Los Angeles County, is hosting their 8th annual WEAAD training on Thursday, June 6. The day long training will focus on helping scam victims, with an emphasis on how estate planning can be used as a tool to prevent and intervene with elder abuse matters.

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, Bet Tzedek and St. John’s Community Health created the “Leaving a Legacy” program. This initiative provides free advanced estate planning services to eligible residents. The “Protecting Legacies” training program will include discussions on the importance of estate planning and how “Leaving a Legacy” can protect the interests of elder adults. “Leaving a Legacy,” is a free service for eligible Los Angeles County residents who do not traditionally engage in estate planning. Services provided by this program include drafting wills, establishing trusts, and creating powers of attorney.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Training hosted by Bet Tzedek and Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. The event will feature workshops, a keynote speaker, and opportunities for attorneys, social workers, government, and non-profit employees who work with older adults to learn from one another to prevent and address elder abuse.

 Thursday, June 6, 2024

9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

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