The Elder Law Center assists Contra Costa County residents who are 65 years of age or older who are victims of elder financial abuse and who need pro bono representation.
The Elder Law Clinic program was originally established by John F. Kennedy University (“JFKU”) to serve the elderly citizens of Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties. Since its inception in 2005, the Elder Law Clinic has been operated as a clinic by the JFKU School of Law. However, in early 2010, JFKU determined that it could no longer sustain the Elder Law Clinic and decided to close the program as it was originally designed.
The Law Center (“TLC”), in collaboration with the Contra Costa County Bar Association (“CCCBA”), is committed to continuing the work of the Elder Law Clinic. There is a clear and growing need for these services and to let this program close could prove to be disastrous to the elder population. TLC operates the Elder Law Center (ELC) as a program for those Contra Costa County residents who are 65 years of age or older who are victims of elder financial abuse and who need pro bono representation. ELC will work in collaboration with the CCCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service (“LRIS”) and CCCBA Moderate Means Program (“MMP”) which will provide services to those elders who are in need of services and are able to afford legal services at standard, market rates (LRIS) or at reduced rates through the MMP.
If you need information or assistance please contact TLC’s Elder Law Center at (866) 543-8017, push option two (2) and leave a message. Due to an extremely high call volume, please continue to look for assistance outside of TLC while you wait for us to call you back to protect your rights. It may take several days, but we will get back to you as soon as we are able to. Thank you for your patience and understanding.