Comprehensive Guide to Delivery of Legal Assistance to Older Persons


Although somewhat dated, the Comprehensive Guide remains the only resource that attempts to address legal delivery systems for older persons in a comprehensive manner.  It provides guidance on the many, complex issues surrounding the planning, design, implementation and assessment of legal delivery systems at the state and local levels.  Its twelve chapters cover the following:


I.          Legal Assistance under the Older Americans Act:  The Act, Regulations and Legislative History

II.         Overview of Actors Involved in Developing and Delivering Legal Assistance

III.        Common and Emerging Legal Problems of the Elderly

IV.       Assessing Legal Needs of Older Persons

V.        Targeting, Priority Setting, and Means Testing

VI.       Overview of Models for Delivering Legal Assistance

VII.      Tips on Developing Requests for Proposals and Proposals

VIII.     Sample Provisions, with Annotations, for Contracts Between Area Agencies and Legal Providers

IX        Development and Operation of a Title IIIB Legal Assistance Program

X.        Evaluating Legal Providers and Considerations in Devising Systems for Reporting

XI.       Private Sector Fundraising for Legal Services Programs for the Elderly

XII.      National Resource and Support Organizations


532 pages. November 1988 – Chapter I updated September 1994. Chapter IV updated December 1992. To order, print and fill out an order form from our Publications Page, or call TCSG at (734) 665-1126. TCSG accepts checks only.