Please join our webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2:00–3:00 p.m. eastern time, as Julie Childs, J.D., Consultant, Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., hosts a discussion with Brenda K. Uekert, Ph.D., Director, Center for Elders and the Courts, National Center for State Courts
What is the role of legal arrangements, particularly guardianships, in protecting older persons? Do these arrangements simply make it easier to exploit older persons? Is exploitation a crime even if there’s a legal agreement between parties? Learn about the most common types of legal arrangements and how they can be used to both protect and exploit older persons. This webinar will walk participants through several case studies to show common exploitative tactics; underscore the roles of capacity, consent, and undue influence; and offer recommendations on how to improve multidisciplinary responses to exploitation. Dr. Uekert will be available for questions at the end of the webinar.