Free Community Lecture: Elder Justice Issues in an Aging America

invites you to a free community lecture:

Emerging from Obscurity: Elder Justice Issues in an Aging America.

 

Guest Speaker:
MARIE-THERESE CONNOLLY ’84
MacArthur Fellow

Director, Life Long Justice

Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Monday, January 28, 2013, Noon 

At Northeastern University School of Law
240 Dockser Hall
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Marie-Therese Connolly is a leading voice in efforts to prevent the suffering of older adults and ensure that elder abuse becomes a priority on the national agenda. As a lawyer, she draws on a blend of legal, policy and legislative skills to combat the largely hidden but immense problem of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

As director of the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative, Connolly developed new legal theories of liability and novel investigation and litigation strategies that led to successful prosecution of cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Recognizing that the vast human and economic costs of elder abuse cannot be solved by prosecution alone, Connolly was instrumental in the drafting and passage of the Elder Justice Act, the first comprehensive piece of federal legislation to address the issue. 

This is a free event.
Please feel free to share the invitation attached with your colleagues and community. To RSVP or for more information, contact Siobhan Fanning at 617.373.4386/ s.fanning@neu.edu.

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