There are several resources about the basics of elder abuse and the foundational legal concepts that all attorneys, especially those working with elderly or vulnerable populations, should know. Here are a few places to get started:
Resources: Manuals, Training Guides, and Government Publications
National Center on Law & Elder Rights – NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults.
Center for Elders and the Courts – A great place to familiarize yourself with the basics of elder abuse and the laws addressing it.
The Elder Justice Initiative – The Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative website designed to help people who are victims of elder abuse, prosecutors and practitioners who are investigating abuse, and researchers who are studying the issues.
Minnesota Prosecutors Trial Notebook: Available to prosecutors through the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association.
Elder abuse tool kits for Prosecutors and Courts.
Elder Abuse Risk Factors – A two-part series was created by NCEA in partnership with National Adult Protective Services Association and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.
- Part One: Elder Abuse Risk Factors (YouTube, 22 min)
- Part Two: Elder Abuse Risk Factors (YouTube, 16min)
ProJusticeMN – Create a free account and have access to several resources for vulnerable adult cases, including:
- Written and recorded materials on the prevention of Elder Abuse and Exploitation
- Elder Law Section of MSBA – Join and connect with the vulnerable adult subcommittee or the advocacy subcommittee to network and develop best practices in pursuing elder abuse cases.
Litigation Basics: Attorneys working in elder law, probate and trusts, and general civil litigation may find the following resources especially helpful when dealing with abuse or exploitation cases.
- The ABA Young Lawyers Conference – Spring 2013 – Financial Elder Abuse – Strategies for Litigating a Case from Start to Finish – Lessons from Mickey Rooney
- What Every Elder Law Attorney Should Know/Litigating a Financial Exploitation Case – coming soon
Research: Contemporary Publications, Findings, and Citations Training
The Office on Victims of Crime – a free online Elder Abuse Training for Legal Service Providers. In order to take the free course, you must first register through the general website. Then log-in and take the online course.
Contact us to discuss training opportunities we can conduct for your team of legal and law enforcement professionals. In addition to individualized trainings, other upcoming presentations and trainings are posted in the calendar on our home page.