Case Consultations

NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Topics can include: Advance Planning, Elder Abuse, Guardianship, Health/LTSS, Economic Security, Supported Decision-Making, Consumer Protection, and Housing. Please contact NCLER@acl.hhs.gov for assistance.

National Legal Training Curriculum

NCLER offers a National Legal Training Curriculum to the legal and aging network. Trainings are offered in eight areas: Health and Long-Term Services and Supports, Economic Security, Advance Planning, Supported Decision-Making, Guardianship. Elder Abuse, Consumer Protection, and Housing. Legal Basics Training occurs on the second Tuesday of the month at 11am PT/2pm ET; Advanced/Hot Topics Training occurs on the third Wednesday of the month at 11am PT/2pm ET. Each basics training is accompanied by a Chapter Summary while an Issue Brief supplements each advanced training. Written materials are available for download below.


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Recent/Upcoming Trainings

WEBINAR: Defending Evictions from Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

By Emma Messore | NCLER, WEBINAR
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Far too frequently, residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are threatened with improper evictions. Sometimes the facility alleges that it cannot meet the resident’s needs, even though the facility is legally obligated to provide the required care. Sometimes evictions are based improperly on discrimination against Medicaid-eligible residents. Unfortunately, because many residents and their family members may be unaware of their rights, they often fall victim to these and other illegal practices.

This webinar will cover both the federal Nursing Home Reform Law and an overview of common state-law assisted living standards.
Topics will include:

  • When eviction is permitted
  • Notice requirements
  • Strategies for hearings and trials
  • Advocacy tips for common situations
  • Protections for Medicaid-eligible residents
  • Forthcoming state protections as required by federal HCBS regulations


Webinar participants will receive an issue brief, detailing the presentation. The issue brief will also be available at ncler.acl.gov.

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

Presenters:
Eric Carlson, Justice in Aging

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WEBINAR: Legal Basics- Medicare Savings Programs

By Emma Messore | NCLER, WEBINAR
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

This webinar will provide a basic overview of the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). MSPs are Medicaid-administered programs for Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and assets. This webinar will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements for MSPs, how to help clients enroll in MSPs, and the benefits of the different MSP programs.

Participants in the webinar will learn to distinguish between the different MSP programs: Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Beneficiary (SLMB), Qualified Individual (QI), and Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI). Participants will also learn how to assist clients who may be eligible for MSP and tips on troubleshooting potential challenges in MSP programs.

Webinar participants will receive an issue brief, detailing the presentation. The issue brief will also be available at ncler.acl.gov.


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

Presenters:
Denny Chan, Justice in Aging
Georgia Burke, Justice in Aging

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Legal Services Development

NCLER provides training and technical services to states and programs working to improve legal services development. This resource support is designed to enhance the quality, cost effectiveness, and accessibility of legal assistance and elder rights programs provided to older persons with the greatest social or economic need.

NCLER has produced a two-part webinar series exploring the key aspects of the Legal Assistance Developer (LAD) role and detailing how LADs can significantly strengthen their state’s legal delivery system. In the first webinar, Legal Assistance Developer 101 , presenters explore the LAD role, including how LADs can target legal assistance to those who need it most and how to prioritize the most critical issues for legal help. In Legal Assistance Developer 102 , the presenters take a deeper dive into the LAD’s role in developing Statewide Standards. The webinars are accompanied by an issue brief on Developing State Standards of Delivery (PDF 86kb) and an issue brief on legal Capacity Assessment (PDF 121kb).