Defining SDM and older adults, integrating SDM into advance care planning

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Here are four reasons why you should attend the 2017 National Aging and Law Conference:

  • Workshops on innovative approaches to critical legal issues
  • Breaking news on policy issues
  • Cutting-edge workshops on legal service delivery and development
  • Networking with top experts from across the country

The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging is thrilled to invite you to attend the 2017 National Aging and Law Conference on October 26-27, 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference is Carry it On: Promoting Elder Rights in a New Era, highlighting the evolving field of aging and the opportunities and challenges facing older Americans.

This year we are at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Silver Spring, Maryland, about a 20 minute subway ride north of the center of Washington DC. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable meeting space, a walkable location, and a very low $169 per night room rate.

NALC has an agenda of 30 workshops and 4 plenary sessions, over a compact two-day schedule. There are up to five concurrent workshops from which to choose. The main body of the conference includes up to 11.5 CLE credits (including 1 credit of ethics.)

A hot buffet lunch is included both Thursday and Friday and a breakfast buffet on Friday. Both days include coffee, tea, water and soft drinks during the day. The Conference Opening Reception, sponsored by the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, will include light refreshments and an opportunity to network at the end of the afternoon plenary on Thursday.

New this year is an optional pre-conference intensive on Wednesday October 25th focusing on Supported Decision Making and Older Adults (SDM). The agenda includes an overview of the basics of SDM, an update on laws regarding SDM, drafting SDM agreements, a review of the PRACTICAL tool for lawyers, restoration of rights, and legal ethics. Attendance is limited to the first 30 participants. The added cost is $150 and includes 5.75 CLE credits (including 1.0 credit of ethics,) lunch and all-day refreshments.


Morgan K. Whitlatch and Jonathan G. Martinis, in partnership with ABA Commission on Law and Aging presenters

Hosted by: 

American Bar Association