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Best Practice

Vol. 7, Nos. 3 & 4

On Delivery of Legal Assistance to Older Persons

September 1996

Legal Services Developers Hold 3rd Annual

The National Association of Legal Services Developers (NALSD) held its 3rd Annual Symposium in Saratoga Springs, NY, April 11-14, 1996. The Symposium gave Developers from all around the country a chance to discuss elder rights Symposium initiatives; learn how others are coordinating with legal providers and other advocates; learn how to improve working relationships with area agencies on aging, legal providers, and the private bar; and rethink the coming year's tasks and goals in light of recent changes to the Legal Services Corporation and anticipated changes to the Older Americans Act. Most significantly, NALSD and the National Association of State Ombudsman Programs (NASOP) held a joint training session for Developers and Ombudsman during an overlapping day of the NALSD and NASOP meetings. Both Developers and Ombudsmen learned how to identify and meet needs through collaboration between the legal services and ombudsman programs, and identified areas where increased coordination of effort and communication may have a significant impact on results achieved.

The 4th Annual NALSD Symposium will be in Austin, TX, April 17-20, 1996.

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