|Vol. 11, Nos. 1&2||
On Delivery of Legal Assistance to Older Persons
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Dedication to Burt Fretz
This issue of Best Practice Notes (BPN) is dedicated to Burton Fretz, former Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center and one of the true heroes among advocates for the elderly. His death in early April was a devastating loss to the elder rights community. Burt was a colleague and a friend, but he was so much more than that. Burt's insights into law and advocacy, his commitment to aging and the rights of all persons, his dry humor, but, more than anything else, his enormous ability that was always accompanied by an even greater humility - all these things made him a natural leader whom all who knew him admired and emulated. In a field with all too few heroes, we greatly mourn the loss of one of our finest and hope that each of us, in our own way, can carry forward the ideals and values that Burt demonstrated on a daily basis. One of the things that Burt fought very hard to protect and expand is legal assistance/elder rights in the Older Americans Act. It is fitting that this issue of BPN, which is devoted to the reaffirmation of legal assistance in the 2000 Amendments to the Act, be dedicated to Burt.
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