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“The ACBA provides many services for the public, including: Referrals to experienced, pre-screened attorneys through our Lawyer Referral Service; Pro bono legal assistance for those who meet income guidelines; Alternative Dispute Resolution — informal, consensual dispute resolution methods instead of traditional litigation; Assistance in resolving attorney-client fee disputes; and Oversight of the conflicts programs — the Civil & Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Programs — for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda”

Phone: (510) 302-2222
Link: Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA)
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

Information about the Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Link: Contra Costa County Superior Court
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“The Academy seeks to provide support to other organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. NAELA also examines and advocates on public policy issues facing seniors and people with special needs, but does not provide direct legal services. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact an Elder Law Attorney in your community. You can access a list of our members here.”

Phone: (520) 881-4005
Link: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA)
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“Free legal advice and representation, Medicare health insurance counseling, and community education presentations.”

Phone: (510) 832-3040
Link: Legal Assistance for Seniors
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

Includes a detailed description of many aspects of conservatorship and a link to the Conservatorship Handbook.

Link: California Superior Court’s conservatorship page
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“CEI’s program is specially designed to offer an alternative to those elders who prefer to remain in their own home, but whose medical problems make it impossible for them to live at home without assistance from doctors, nurses, social workers, and other caregivers. Your care is planned and provided by a interdisciplinary team of specialists working together with you. When necessary, services may also be provided in your home, in a board and care or other group housing, in a specialist’s office or in a nursing home. Our primary care physician will manage your hospital care.”

Phone: (510) 433-1150
Link: The Center for Elders Independence
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“Since 1983, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation it has been CANHR’s goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.”

Phone: (415) 974-5171
Link: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“Part of our mission is to protect, support, and advocate for an aging population, particularly those with disabilities. This is done through various programs: Adult Protection, In Home Support, Veterans Services, Area Agency on Aging, and Long Term Medical Care.”

Phone: (510) 577-1900
Link: Alameda County California Social Services
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“The JFKU Elder Law Clinic, opened in 2005, provides free legal assistance to elders (age 60 and above) who have been financially abused or exploited and who are of low- to moderate-income and live in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. The Clinic also offers public presentations that can help you or your loved ones recognize and prevent potential elder financial abuses.”

Phone: (925) 969-3341
Link: John F. Kennedy University Elder Law Clinic
Updated: 1 Sep 2009

“Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA  now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.”

Phone: (415) 434-3388
Link: Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
Updated: 28 Oct 2008

This is a link to the Handbook for Conservators, a 302 page book (in its printed version) that describes in detail the responsibilities and duties of a Conservator. It is hosted on the California Superior Court’s web site. This tome will give you a good idea of the complexity of the task a Conservator is undertaking when embarking on a Conservatorship.

Link: California Courts Self-Help Center
Updated: 15 Oct 2008

They describe their site as “Probate Help for Adults and Elders”. It is a useful link for an overview of what probate conservatorships are all about. It also contains information about LPS Conservatorships (LPS is an acronym for Lanterman, Petris, and Short, who wrote the legislation) which are for mentally ill adults.

Link: Santa Clara County Probate Court Help for Adults/Elders
Phone: (408) 882-2700
Updated: 25 Aug 2011

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