Congratulations to the CBA and CBA-CLE volunteers and staff who make Senior Law Day happen each year. The public service and education initiative is the 2011 recipient of the LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award, which honors bar associations that have demonstrated commitment to outstanding public service or law-related public education.
Senior Law Day educational events take place around the state, allowing Colorado’s seniors access to an extensive array of resources on aging, including the updated Senior Law Handbook, which is published by CBA-CLE.
You can read the CBA press release in full here:
DENVER— The National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) has honored the CBA Senior Law Day program with the 2011 LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award.
Each year, the NABE honors bar associations that are committed to and performed outstanding public service or law-related public education with the LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award. The award evaluates the program based on the overall quality, effectiveness, adaptability, and degree of innovation and originality of the program along with the scope, importance, and duration of benefits derived by the target audience.
Senior Law Day is a free, annual education seminar specifically designed help seniors, their adult children, and caregivers navigate the myriad changing laws, issues and relationships facing this growing population. By providing information and resources on legal concerns and topics, these workshops enable seniors to address their individual needs.
Taught by attorneys and other professionals in the field of elder care, more than thirty topics are discussed at the seminars. Workshops include the latest developments in Medicare, Medicaid, Family Relationships, Estate Planning, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Issues, Hospice and Palliative Care, Guardianship for Adults, Lifelong Learning and the Aging Brain, and Veterans’ Benefits. Attendees also receive a comprehensive handbook written in clear, plain language with further information on the topics. Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Bar Association CLE now organize the main event and partners with many other Colorado organizations, companies, individual attorneys, and law firms to provide this valuable learning experience.
Since the University of Denver Sturm College of Law started the program in Denver in 1999, the program has grown from approximately 300 attendees at the initial Senior Law Day in Denver, to more than 2,000 in attendance today. The event is held in several locations around the state including Boulder County, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Jefferson County, Larimer County and Pueblo.
This summer, the public will have several opportunities to attend a Senior Law Day program. Scheduled events are for Jefferson County on June 11at the WaterStone Community Church in Littleton; July 23 at the Merchandise Mart in Denver; and August 13 at the Plaza Hotel Conference Center in Longmont. For more information on Senior Law Day and upcoming events and locations, please visit http://seniorlaw.annualcle.com.