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Date(s) - 08/07/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Legal Assistance and the Aging Services Network: Strengthening Partnerships and Communication

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Over half of older adults have at least one legal problem in a year, and ten percent have six or more legal problems. For many situations, both legal and non-legal interventions are needed to fully address an issue. Collaboration between legal assistance providers and the aging services network is key to a holistic approach to elder justice.

In practice, building these partnerships requires cultivation of relationships, strong communication, and a clear understanding of what each partner does. This webcast will provide practical tools for creating collaborative systems that will benefit your programs, clients, and the community.

Presenters will share:

  • An overview of Older Americans Act programs and structure;
  • Promising practices for connecting legal services with the aging and disability network;
  • Highlights from collaborative projects in North Dakota.

This presentation builds on previous NCLER trainings on legal services capacity building. Please see The Essential Role of the State Legal Assistance Developer and Legal Issue Spotting, Intake and Referrals for a general introduction to referrals and the OAA legal services delivery system.


  • Sarah Galvan, Senior Staff Attorney at Justice in Aging
  • Michelle Gayette, Assistant Director of the North Dakota Aging Services Division
  • Richard LeMay, Executive Director of Legal Services of North Dakota

Register here.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box before the webcast start time.

Note: Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.