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American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice                               

Hispanic National Bar Association                           

Inter-American Bar Association                                   

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association  

National Association of Attorneys General                      

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)       

National Bar Association                                   

National Lawyers Association

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)

National Conference of Women's Bar Associations   (NCWBA)

NDAA National District Attorneys Association                     

National Legal Aid & Defender Association  (NLADA)

The National LGBT Bar Association

 

Legal Resources For Seniors, Elders & Caregivers

Whether or not you can get free legal advice or need to pay for it yourself, there are a number of organizations that can provide you with additional information on the legal issues faced by elders and their family caregivers.
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National Senior Citizens Law Center

The National Senior Citizens Law Center focuses on the legal needs of poor and vulnerable elders and persons with disabilities.

National Senior Citizens Law Center                                               Tel:    202-289-6976.

National Association of Social Security Claimants Representative

The National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives provides representation and advocacy for people seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

National Association of Social Security Claimants Representative    Tel:    800-431-2804.

AARP Legal Information and Legal Services Network

The AARP website offers information on legal concerns for caregivers and elders. The AARP Legal Services Network also provides a free initial legal consultation to its members and access to affordable legal assistance. 
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AARP-Legal

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

The ABA’s Commission on Law And Aging offers a "Legal Guide for Older Americans" and other useful publications and tools for making health care decisions.  They are available for free online.

Print versions can be requested at                                                 American Bar Association-Legal Guide-Older Americans

Tel:    202-662-8690.

Alzheimer's Association                                                               

Local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association provide seminars on legal issues for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease, and provides referrals to experienced attorneys.  Find the chapters at the organization’s main website

Alzheimer's Association

Legal Assistance Programs for the Elderly

The Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) administer federal funding to eleven legal assistance programs for the elderly.

These programs provide free legal assistance to people sixty years of age and older in civil matters, prioritizing those elders in the greatest economic and social need.

Some of the issues they assist Seniors with include:              

Denials or terminations of government benefits such as Medicaid;
      Social Security, SSI, and Veteran's Benefits

Tenant's rights issues including defense against eviction

Denials of applications to public and subsidized housing

Defense against unwarranted guardianships or conservatorships

Nursing home residents' rights

n4a | National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Tel:    800-AGE-INFO- (800-243-4636) toll-free nationwide 
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is an association of legal professionals legal professionals dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.  participating members include lawyers, judges, professors of law and law students in both the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities.

Finding a lawyer who specializes in legal planning for elders is an important first step in evaluating legal needs. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys website offers a guide to help prepare for discussing your needs.

The NAELA does not provide direct legal services.  The primary focus of the Academy is education. Their website offers  a variety of information on senior and eldercare issues including these links:

  1. Reading Material   (NAELA Brochures)

  2. Medicare Part A

  3. Medicare Part B

  4. Medicare Part D

  5. What is Planning for Health Care Decision Making?

  6. The Need

  7. Self-Funded Special Needs Trusts

  8. Administration of a Special Needs trust

  9. Guardianship

  10. Home Ownership Options for Seniors

  11. Medicaid


NAELA main website:


National Senior Citizens Law Center

The National Senior Citizens Law Center focuses on the legal needs of poor and vulnerable elders and persons with disabilities.

National Senior Citizens Law Center                                                Tel: 202-289-6976


Legal Assistance Programs for the Elderly

The Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) administer federal funding to eleven legal assistance programs for the elderly.

These programs provide free legal assistance to people sixty years of age and older in civil matters, prioritizing those elders in the greatest economic and social need.

Some of the issues they assist Seniors with include:              

  1. Denials or terminations of government benefits such as Medicaid;
          Social Security, SSI, and Veteran's Benefits

  2. Tenant's rights issues including defense against eviction

  3. Denials of applications to public and subsidized housing

  4. Defense against unwarranted guardianships or conservatorships

  5. Nursing home residents' rights

n4a | National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Tel:    800-AGE-INFO- (800-243-4636) toll-free nationwide 
http://www.AsYouAge.com/


National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives

The NASSCR provides representation and advocacy for people seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.    

National Association of Social Security Claimants Representative Tel: 800-431-2804.

 

Legal Resources For Seniors, Elders & Caregivers    From AsYouAge

There are a number of organizations that can provide you with additional information on the legal issues faced by elders and their family caregivers.  The list below will help get you started.

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