SeniorLaw Center (PA)


A nonprofit organization which improves the lives of older Pennsylvanians and protects their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Provider


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News Story

States look to provide lawyers for the poor in civil cases

Dave Collins
Associated Press (AP)
March 30, 2016
More than two dozen bills being considered in 18 states this year would provide public defenders or private lawyers at state expense for low-income people in certain civil cases.

Op-Ed

Pa. needs to reform guardianship system

Pam Walz, Karen Buck, Samuel Brooks
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 13, 2019
Pennsylvania needs a right to counsel for people facing guardianship proceedings, as well as reforms to protect the health and safety of individuals deemed incapacitated.

Op-Ed

Here’s how Pa. can reform its guardianship system to protect our most vulnerable citizens

Pam Walz, Karen Buck, Samuel Brooks
Pennsylvania Capital-Star
May 16, 2019
Pennsylvania needs a right to counsel for people facing guardianship proceedings, as well as reforms to protect the health and safety of individuals deemed incapacitated.

Op-Ed

Grandparents are raising their grandkids, and they need help

Robert Torres, Bill Johnston-Walsh
Express-Times (Lehigh Valley, PA)
September 26, 2019
All cross Pennsylvania, grandparents are stepping up to provide care for their grandchildren as a result of the devastating opioid crisis or other difficult circumstances.

Audio , News Story

Coronavirus outbreak poses special challenge for grandparents raising children

Cherri Gregg
KYW (local CBS, Philadelphia)
March 20, 2020
Radio interview with Pennsylvania Senior Law Center (SLC) staff  on the challenges of grandparents caring for grandchildren and for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. SLC staff are all on call servicing older Pennsylvanians, and executive director Karen Buck said seniors should reach out and ask questions.



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