Abuse in Later Life: A Webinar Series for Civil Attorneys and Legal Advocates

February – April 2020

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)


This recorded 5-part webinar series is presented by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. Viewers will learn about a range of topics related to civil remedies for abuse in later life.

  • Module 1: Abuse in Later Life Overview
    This module explores forms of abuse in later life, common abuser tactics, and dynamics of power and control that exist in many abuse in later life cases.
  • Module 2: Forming the Relationship with Your Client
    This module discusses the importance of using a victim-centered approach to screening for abuse in later life and critical challenges to client communication, including accessibility and cultural barriers. The key concepts of privilege, confidentiality, and mandated reporting are also discussed.
  • Module 3: Client Goal-setting and Non-litigation Responses
    This module discusses the need for civil attorneys to listen to client priorities and goals to achieve desired outcomes. Engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration and client advocacy are also reviewed.
  • Module 4: Legal Resolutions and Remedies
    This module identifies available civil legal remedies that serve both vulnerable and competent older victims.
  • Module 5: Bringing the Case – Trial Skills
    This module discusses the identification and preservation of evidence and testimony and helps viewers to understand methods to develop an effective elder abuse case theory and prepare witnesses for direct and cross-examination.

Note: This is not a MiVAN training. If you want this webinar to appear on your MiVAN Transcript, please fill out a Self-reported Course Form. Please provide a screenshot of the end of the video as proof of completion.