About Us

We make justice accessible to seniors in need.

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Who We Are

Elder Law & Advocacy is a group of experienced attorneys, staff, and volunteers who serve over 6,000 seniors annually in San Diego and Imperial counties.

We provide free civil legal services and Medicare counseling to qualifying seniors and people with disabilities. Our team also provides community education, events, and advocacy to advance seniors’ rights.

Why We’re Here

Without access to legal support, many seniors face injustice.

Illness, mobility issues, and economic disadvantages put older people at increased risk for abuse and scams. Vulnerable seniors may also encounter unfair treatment from nursing homes, landlords, neighbors, and others.

Our lawyers and staff are here to advocate for vulnerable seniors in our community. Our goal is that every senior has access to equitable legal treatment, regardless of their mobility or economic status.

Our Goal

Every senior in our region has access to justice.

Protect the rights of vulnerable seniors through legal services, community education, and advocacy in San Diego and Imperial counties.

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Our Approach

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Accessible

All seniors deserve access to legal protection and healthcare. Whether we host a clinic or work with someone on the phone, we ensure it’s easy to get help.

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Empathetic

Our attorneys and counselors ask intentional questions and listen carefully. By understanding what a client wants, we can take the right steps toward that outcome.

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Clear

It’s important that our clients understand their options, so they can make informed decisions. We make complex issues easy to understand.

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Informed

Our attorneys and staff have deep and extensive experience in elder law and Medicare. We have worked with seniors for decades and understand the problems they face.

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Proactive

Through community awareness and strategic partnerships, we work to reduce problems like elder abuse, nursing home neglect, and healthcare hurdles.

Funding

Elder Law & Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Government

State and Federal funding is provided through San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services, Imperial County’s Area Agency on Aging, and the State Bar of California. 

Other Funding

Community Support is essential in reaching over 6,000 seniors every year. Additional funding is provided by private grants

Additional Support

This work is made possible, in part, by generous voluntary contributions made by individuals in our community.

A special thank you to our generous funders and supporters.

We could not do it without you!

FY: 2022-2023

California Access to Justice Commission
City of San Diego Community Projects, Programs & Services
Clients and Individual Donors
County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging
Justice In Aging
Leichtag Foundation
Pratt Memorial Fund
San Diego County Bar Foundation
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
The State Bar of California
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
Union Bank Foundation
Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation

This website was generously funded by an Infrastructure grant from the California Access to Justice Commission

FY: 2021-2022

California Access to Justice Commission
California Change Lawyers
Clients and Individual Donors
County of San Diego Aging & Independence Services
Cushman Foundation
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging
San Diego County Bar Foundation
Sidney Stern Charitable Trust
The Arthur P. Pratt and Jeanette G. Pratt memorial Fund
The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation
The State Bar of California
Tippett Foundation
Union Bank Foundation

Support Equity for Seniors

Join us in our mission to get vulnerable older people the legal support that they need and deserve.