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ON DEMAND: Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community: Elder Financial Exploitation Laws in the District & What They Mean for Trusts/Estates/Probate Attorneys

Credit: 0 Credit Hours
Run Time: 72 Minutes  
**This is a previously recorded  program, originally recorded on December 12, 2019.

Elder financial exploitation (EFE) is a growing crisis in the country. Estimates of annual losses to older adults range from $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion. Both the Office of the Attorney for the District of Columbia (OAG) and the Department of Justice have made combating EFE a priority. In the District, where one in ten residents is over the age of 65, nearly 25% of reported cases of elder abuse involved EFE.

In 2018, the OAG created units in both the Public Interest and Public Safety divisions to obtain civil and criminal remedies for EFE, respectively. This included the appointment Jennifer Mika as an Assistant Attorney General who also serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the authority to prosecute EFE crimes at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Mrs. Mika will discuss recent developments in District law to combat elder financial exploitation, how the Office of the Attorney General is using these tools, as well as best practices for attorneys to protect their clients and report suspected EFE.

Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community
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  • Jennifer Mika, Assistant Attorney General/Special Assistant United States Attorney for Elder Financial Exploitation in D.C.
On Demand Registration Fees: $20 D.C. Bar Law Student Community Member; $35 D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community Member; $65 D.C. Bar Member; $65 Government/Nonprofit; $85 Non-member
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