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Legal Skills: Legal Issue Spotting, Referrals and Intake

06/19/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This is a webcast training session.
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The first Legal Skills webcast covers legal issue spotting, intake, and referrals. Advocated who employ legal issue spotting skills are able to provide more holistic services to their clients, by recognizing the underlying causes of larger problems, and identifying systemic issues. By identifying hidden legal issues, attorneys and non-attorney advocates can better connect older adults with the legal services needed to improve health, economic security, and well-being.

This session will offer guidance and practice tips for recognizing and classifying legal issues faced by older adults, with a focus on spotting elder abuse, income issues, and health care issues. The presenters will also share best practices for intake systems and discuss developing an effectice referral network.

Webcast participants will also recieve practice tips and screening guides. The materials will be available at


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


  • Sarah Galvan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

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