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Adopt-A-Project

AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE)
Sunday, November 11, 2007

AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) has created a series of Adopt-A-Project initiatives to provide community service opportunities for the legal and non-legal staff of large law firms. 

In an "Adopt-A-Nursing Home" project, a law firm augments the long-term care Ombudsman Program for a specific nursing home.  Both lawyers and non-lawyers are trained and certified by the Ombudsman staff at the DC Bar to monitor the quality of care in long–term care facilities and, where appropriate, provide representation in discharge and transfer hearings.

Other initiatives include:

  • "Adopt-the-Money Management Program:" Personnel from the law firm are trained to assist clients who are having difficulty managing their financial affairs. 
  • "Adopt-the-Home Visit Program:" Attorneys help in making home visits to clients, and non-attorneys notaries serve the program by notarizing documents as needed.
  • "Bulk Wills Project": A firm commits to taking a significant number of wills each year. 
Contact Information: 

Jan May
jmay@aarp.org

Executive Director
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly