Filing Orders of Protection for Elder Clients: Remedies Available under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act for Victims 60 Years and Older

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In-person Event
August 17, 2017 04:00pm - 05:45pm
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<p>This continuing legal education seminar will educate lawyers representing elder clients on how to obtain an Order of Protection in Cook County as well as the remedies available to victims of elder abuse.</p><p>An Order of Protection is an effective legal cause of action for elder clients that have been victimized by family members, intimate partners, or in-home caregivers. This session will first examine the practical steps of filing for an Order of Protection in Cook County including drafting effective, persuasive affidavits.&nbsp;<br>This session will then examine specific remedies available for victims 60 years and older including financial compensation and protection from financial exploitation. This session will also briefly cover how to file “on someone’s behalf” in the event that an elder client has diminished capacity or disabilities that prevent him or her from being able to file at the courthouse.</p><p>Presenters: Erica Asbell and Mark Alanson, The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services</p><p>1.5 Hour MCLE Credit is available.</p><p>This event is free and open to the public.</p><p>For more information about the Cook County Law Library and our services, please visit&nbsp;<a href="/node/2204" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">our website</a>.</p>