Legal assistance programs provide help to older adults with the greatest social and economic need. However, reaching individuals who are socially or geographically isolated sometimes requires creative community outreach and engagement.
This webcast will share tools for creating and sustaining effective outreach programs. We will highlight the Center for Elder Law & Justice’s Mobile Legal Unit, a low-cost traveling “unit” within the organization that provides legal help and information in rural and underserved communities. Presenters will share details about the process of building programs, what works and does not work, and the benefits to clients and the community.
This presentation builds on previous NCLER trainings on outreach. Please see Targeting Older Americans Act Services Without Means Testing: Meeting the Challenge and The Older Americans Act in Action: Building & Cultivating Your Elder Law Program for a general introduction to effective legal outreach.
• Sarah Galvan, Senior Staff Attorney at Justice in Aging
• Melissa Woods, Paralegal at Center for Elder Law & Justice