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July 14, 2009

Free CLEs Offered for Lawyers Who Help Elderly

A project to develop pro bono assistance in elder law cases will offer free continuing legal education courses at four locations for attorneys who commit to take limited pro bono referrals through legal aid.

The courses carry 5 hours of CLE credits, including one for ethics, and 5 hours of guardian ad litem (adults) credits. Topics include nursing home transfer and discharge rights, wills, health care advanced directives, and powers of attorney. The courses are free to lawyers who commit to accept three document-drafting referrals or one long-term care referral from legal aid during the year.

The courses will be offered July 23 at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, July 28 at the Harrisonburg Main Branch Library, September 11 at the Tuckahoe Public Library in Richmond, and October 8 at the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia. For legal aid sponsors of each session, see the conference flyer (PDF file).

For more information, contact Robert Gardner at (804) 782-9430, ext. 32, or

The seminars are part of Project 2025: Enhanced Access to Legal Assistance for Older Virginians, sponsored by the Virginia Department for the Aging and the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

Updated: Jul 14, 2009