Introduction: Sue Leitch, EAAA Board Member
This session will provide an overview of how Justice Connect’s Seniors Law program delivers legal services to older people experiencing or at risk of abuse through the Health Justice Partnership (HJP) model, and the benefits of this integrated service model in responding to elder abuse.
It will also showcase some of the project work Seniors Law has been involved in that has come about because of the strong, collaborative relationships with their health partners.
Panel members for this session are:
Yvonne Lipianin a lawyer at Justice Connect. Yvonne has worked in the community legal sector for 17 years, initially at Victoria Legal Aid where she practiced criminal and civil law. She joined Justice Connect in 2015 and now manages Seniors Law, a program operating in Sydney and Melbourne providing legal help to older people experiencing or at risk of abuse through partnership with health services.
Carolyn Odgers also works for Justice Connect as a lawyer in the Seniors Law program. She works in a Health Justice Partnership with War Memorial Hospital which is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General's department. Carolyn has worked as a lawyer in the community legal sector for 15 years and also has experience providing advice in the areas of social security and tenancy law. Her thorough knowledge of the sector allows her to make good referrals for free legal assistance.