This week, I had the privilege to join a distinguished panel of experts for a series of training webinars on combatting financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled. The webinar was coordinated by the NC Administrative Office of the Courts (specifically, the inimitable Lori Cole), and included representatives of the NC Department of Justice (the ever-risible Raj Premakumar), UNC School of Government (the erudite Aimee Wall), NC Bankers Association (the staid Jan Dillon), and NC Department of Health and Human Services (the passionate triumverate of Nancy Warren, Renae Minor and LeShana Baldwin). More than 300 participants registered, most of whom were lawyers, judges, clerks of court, financial professionals, and social services officials from all across North Carolina.
Here are a few quotes from participants who contacted us after the webinar to profide feedback:
"Thank you so much for all the great information I received with the combatting financial exploitation webinar class. This will help me to stay up to date with the new change." - an Assistant Clerk of CourtFor those who were unable to join us, a copy of the materials from the presentation is available here.
"Thank you for an informative CLE!" - a County Attorney
"Thanks for the program and the info!" - a County Attorney
"The webinar today was a very good introduction." - an Assistant Clerk of Court
"It was a very good program." - a Social Services Attorney
"The information was very helpful." - an Assistant Clerk of Court
A video of the presentation will be available soon, and I will update this post to include it.
If you encounter circumstances that lead you to suspect the financial exploitation of an older or disabled person, whether in your professional life or your personal life, please report your suspicions appropriately.