Panel on New State Initiative to Improve Senior Citizens’ Access to Justice

10/26/2012 | Facebook | Twitter | Email

Due to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the panel on senior citizens’ access to justice – originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7 – will be postponed till next semester.

New York State Office for the Aging Director Greg Olsen, Office for the Aging Counsel Laura Beck, and Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Vera Prosper will participate in a panel discussion on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recently announced initiative to improve access to justice for senior citizens.

The panel, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the law school, will cover:

     Why many senior citizens in NY are unable to access the justice system effectively
     What areas of law this new initiative should target first
     What types of reforms should be made to best use resources devoted to this initiative
     What type of timetable the public can reasonably expect for implementation

Hosted by the Albany Law School student chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the panel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact bpomerance@albanylaw.edu or 518-445-3208.