2019

SNAP – Providing Legal Education and Information to Protect Senior Citizens and Their Families

In January and February, CCLPvolunteers conducted meetings with representatives from several senior centers,including Florence Smith Senior center, Bailey center, St. Nicholas ofTolentine and Ft. Independence.  The volunteersscheduled dates for CCLP volunteer lawyers to address their membership onrequested topics including elder law and consumer debt.  They conducted one “Know your Law” session inFebruary on consumer debt for the Mexican Coalition, to an audience thatincluded many seniors.

They conducted one group legalsession on Street Encounters with Police via Zoom in June and produced thewinter 2020 issue of CCLP’s newsletter TheGavel, and during the pandemic, mailed it to over 400 people andorganizations, including senior centers, lawyers, volunteers and supporters.

Mitigated the isolation, by involvingseniors and others as volunteers, writing letters from their homes to reach outto lawyers and others who could help; other seniors provided transportationand/or attended CCLP’s meetings (by phone).

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