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Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project

Elder Law & Advocacy is excited to announce the Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project (EARORP) serving both San Diego and Imperial Counties. This program provides free legal advice and representation for victims of physical, emotional or financial elder abuse. Representation includes assistance with court paperwork and representation in the civil restraining order hearing. California law defines Elder Abuse as “(1) Physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering. (2) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering. (3) Financial abuse…” It is estimated that Elder Abuse is experienced by 1 in 10 older adults. It is also believed that many cases of elder abuse go unreported. The Elder Abuse Restraining Order Representation Project offers free legal advice and representation to older adults (aged 65+) who have been the victims of financial, physical or emotional abuse. This program seeks to increase the access to justice for seniors who would otherwise...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In 2011, the United Nations designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, recognizing Elder Abuse as a “global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world.” The World Health Organization defines Elder Abuse as any act or lack of action that occurs within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust. This can come in the form of financial, emotional, physical or sexual mistreatment. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, about 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans, are victims of Elder Abuse, with about 1 in 14 cases going unreported. It is also worth noting that anyone can be a perpetrator of Elder Abuse. In fact, almost 60% of abusers in elder abuse and negligence cases are family members Here at Elder Law & Advocacy, we serve over 8,000 seniors annually in both San Diego and Imperial counties. If you have concerns regarding Elder Abuse for yourself or a loved one, please contact...

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Scam Alert

WARNING-SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATIONS CAN ‘BURN’ YOU!   THE PROBLEM: You “went solar” or got a new water heater or put in artificial turf or installed new energy efficient windows but now you have a much bigger property tax bill. HERE’S WHAT CAN HAPPEN: You receive a visit from someone who offers to help you lower your energy or water bills.  You may be told it will also help the environment.  You are told that it is a “government–sponsored program”.  That person implies it is free, especially for seniors. You had that energy upgrade installed but the product was substandard, the installation was sloppy, they damaged your property during the installation. You get behind on your property bill and may be at risk of foreclosure! WHAT TO DO:  Take your time before you sign! MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR A PRINTED COPY OF ALL DOCUMENTS TO READ BEFORE YOU ALLOW ANYONE TO WORK ON YOUR HOME. Elder Law & Advocacy will review any documents with you for free, before you...

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Alertad De Estafa/Fraude Para Adultos

Tarjetas De Crédito Para Usos Médicos- Utilícelas Con Cuidado Ayuda! Mi dentista dice que necesito trabajo dental valorado en miles de dólares y el trabajo no es cubierto por mi aseguranza! Cuando gastos inesperados ocurren y el/la paciente simplemente no tiene el dinero suficiente para pagar por ellos, un proveedor de cuidado de salud le pudiera sugerir una tarjeta de crédito especial para ese tipo de gastos. Un consumidor angustiado pudiera considerar este tipo de opción a crédito, cual es ofrecida a los pacientes en la oficina del proveedor. Estas tarjetas de crédito médicas cubrirán parte del gasto, pero no vienen sin ningún riesgo. Estas tarjetas ofrecen no tener intereses por el término inicial. Al finalizar el término inicial, el usuario de la tarjeta debió de haber pagado el balance en completo. Si el prestatario no ha pagado el balance completo al acabarse el termino inicial, todo el interés junto con la deuda restante se convierten a deuda y estas tarjetas especiales incluyen un interés muy alto de alrededor...

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Fellowship Application Announcement

ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY SUMMER 2017 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES Elder Law & Advocacy’s Summer 2017 Fellowship is a paid summer position, designed to assist low-income, monolingual or bilingual Spanish speaking clients in a court-based clinic setting located in El Centro, California.  The ideal candidate will be bilingual with a passion for using their legal skills and education to better the lives of others. The selected Fellowship candidate will assist clinic participants with both landlord/tenant matters and elder abuse restraining orders under the direct supervision of the clinic’s lead attorney.  Applicants must be either an incoming 2L or 3L, or recent law school graduate. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Please submit the following documents electronically in a single PDF file in the order indicated below to creilly@seniorlaw-sd.org .  Please title the email “(Your Name) –Fellowship Application”. Signed fellowship application Writing Sample Letters of recommendation (2 total) from a Former employer;  and Law school professor For the application please follow the link below: ELDER LAW summer fellow application 2017NEW This fellowship is supported...

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