Serving Our Seniors

Serving Our Seniors: Providing Culturally Responsive Legal Services for LGBT Elders

Approximately 2.4 million LGBT elders live in the United States, including 56,000 who live in the City of Chicago. Because of lifetime experiences of discrimination, invalidation, and ongoing legal marginalization, many LGBT older adults experience disparities while aging compared to non-LGBT elders and are more likely to need legal resources to address unique housing issues and estate planning concerns. However, many LGBT older adults are hesitant to access services that are not culturally responsive to their identity and unique history, and often experience discrimination from disaffirming service providers. 

This presentation discusses historical experiences and needs faced by this community, and summarizes key ways that legal practitioners can provide culturally responsive support to LGBT elders. The goal of this CLE is to ensure LGBT elders have improved access to affirming, supportive legal resources needed to thrive with pride.

Elisabeth Hieber, Center for Disability and Elder Law

Program cost:

To register click on “Register Myself” and then “Proceed to Checkout.” You must "Submit Order" in your shopping cart to complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation notice when your registration is complete. 

11/25/2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Chicago Bar Assocation 321 S Plymouth Ct Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.

Sign In