Training To Protect Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
Sponsored by the Senior Advocacy Network of North Central Florida
Friday, May 4th from 11am-1pm at the Senior Center
Attorney Shannon Miller, instrumental in drafting new legislation to protect seniors from exploitation, will speak on May 4, 2018 at the Senior Center to present the new law to colleagues for implementation into their practices.
The Panel Of Experts On Exploitation Injunction:
Shannon Miller, certified Elder Law attorney instrumental in the passage of the exploitation injunction legislation (Miller Elder Law Firm)
Ellen Cheek, Co-Chair of the Elder Law Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Committee; Asst Manager of Florida Senior Helpline
Teresa Drake, Director UF Law Intimate Partner Violence Clinic
Nancy Wright, Director UF Health Senior MLP Location: Elder Options, 100 SW 75th St #301, Gainesville, FL (where training will be held)
Overview Of The Exploitation Injunction Law
Effective July 1, 2018, a new §825.1035, Fla. Stat., creates a cause of action for an injunction for protection against the exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Modeled on the injunction for domestic violence victims, this legislation allows for petitions to be filed without an attorney and can result in assets and credit lines being “frozen” to prevent continuing exploitation. Who can file? How do you show exploitation? What is the remedy?
Learn about the process and the practicalities of assisting vulnerable adults faced with the loss of money or property. Please RSVP to Nancy Wright at email@example.com
The Senior Advocacy Network of North Central Florida’s mission is to end the exploitation of the elderly through community collaboration. Learn more.
If You Suspect Exploitation, Take Action Now
Ms. Miller, founder of The Miller Elder Law Firm, has been influential in the drafting of several pieces of legislation to protect our most vulnerable adults. As the only Board Certified Elder Law attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit, she has the experience to get clients the outcomes that are best for their situation.