Elder Abuse: How to Recognize It and How to Respond

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: February 11, 2020
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        • Types of Elder Abuse
        • Types of Abusers
        • Warning Signs/Red Flags
        • How to Respond
        • Ethical Concepts
                - Client Identification
                - Competency/Capacity
                - Conflicts of Interest
                - Confidentiality

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: February 11, 2020


This program will assist you in identifying who can be abused, the types of abuse, and the warning signs or “red flags” of potential abuse for both the victims and perpetrators. You'll also discover possible ethical issues or potential ethical dilemmas legal professionals may face when dealing with elder abuse issues and how to respond.

This program was recorded on February 11th, 2020.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Stephen B. Rosales, Esq.

Rosales & Rosales, LLC

Stephen Rosales, an AV rated attorney, graduated cum laude from Boston College in 1977. Following completion of his undergraduate work, he attended Suffolk University Law School where he received his J.D. and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1980. Since that time, Stephen has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (1981), the U.S. Tax Court (1988) and the U.S. Supreme Court (1993). Stephen is also a member and past President of the Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont and member of American Bar Associations where he is actively involved in the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Sections.

Stephen has attained the highest rating established by Martindale-Hubbell's Law Directory and members of the Bar. This rating is only given to lawyers and law firms which are considered to have Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability and who are thought to embrace Very High Professional Standards.

Travis Cushman

Cushman Law Office, P.C.

Travis Cushman is the Owner of Cushman Law Office, P.C.

Lori Stiegel

Senior Attorney
ABA Commission on Law & Aging

Lori Stiegel, Senior Attorney, joined the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging staff in 1989 and has developed and directed all of the Commission's elder abuse activities. She has written or co-authored numerous publications and curricula on elder abuse; has consulted for the federal government, other nonprofit agencies, and the financial services industry; and served in a variety of leadership roles in the elder abuse field. Ms. Steigel was a member of the National Academy of Science's Study Panel on the Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse. She previously worked as a legal services lawyer in Tampa, Florida, and legal services developer in Georgia.

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