Goldweber Moderates Panel at NYC Elder Abuse Conference; Represents Elderly Fraud Victim through Consumer Justice for Elderly: Litigation Clinic

On June 13, 2018, Professor Ann Goldweber moderated a panel at the 13th Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference sponsored by NYC Department of Aging.  goldweberThe panel discussed the impact of elder abuse on immigrants who do not have lawful status, including immigration protections and benefits for survivors of elder abuse and immigration consequences for alleged abuses. Panelists included Timothy Fallon, Senior Immigration Attorney, Her Justice and Richard Bailey, Attorney, Immigration Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services.

In her capacity as Director of the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic, Professor Goldweber also worked with clinic students and the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Senior ADA Christine Burke, Alumna ’93, to assist an elderly victim of deed theft.  The perpetrator pled guilty to a felony, the victim got his home back and on the recommendation of the DA’s office, the clinic client received restitution of $123,000.  The Clinic also received a $10,000 donation as part of the plea deal.

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