Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation in Georgia:

How Georgia Laws and Agencies Protect Elder Persons and How You Can Help

1 hour of CE for registered neutrals (GA) & 1 hour of CLE for Georgia attorneys, including 1 ethics hour

Session Information


Elder Financial Exploitation is at an all-time high as the number of people over the age of 65 continues to swell.Scammers and even family members are getting increasingly savvy with their attempts to steal elders’ hard-earned savings. Knowing the signs of all types of elder abuse and reporting mandates will equip you with the tools to protect yourself and those whom you serve from becoming victims. In this session, learn about the signs of elder abuse, how to identify it in your legal/ADR practice, and taking steps to properly report it to the correct authorities in Georgia.

In-person attendees can join Anna Thomas and Julia Fisher Strauss for Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation in Georgia in the Auditorium:

11:15am to 12:15pm

This session will be live-streamed to virtual attendees.

Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas is a highly motivated visionary with experience at the macro and micro level of policy development, social services, and victim advocacy. Currently, she is an advocate for elderly and disabled adults in the state of Georgia and works to encourage high-level systematic change in policy, procedures, and law.

Julia Fisher Strauss, Esq.

Ms. Julia Fisher Strauss serves as the Georgia Department of Human Services Associate General Counsel for the Division of Aging Services (DAS). In this role since 2013, she assists with administration and compliance of the Federal Older Americans Act programs for seniors throughout the state of Georgia.

Full Agenda

The program will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (full agenda outlined below)

Those attending via livestream will not have access to view sessions presented in Room A, but will have access to a recording of these sessions (and all others) during the month of December (2023). Those attending the conference in person will have a choice between two breakout sessions, held at 10:00 AM and 2:15 PM. Like livestream attendees, a recording of all sessions will be available to in-person attendees for the month of December (2023).


7:30 am - 8:30 am

8:30 am - 8:45 am

8:45 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - Your call!

Continuing Education Information

Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation in Georgia is approved for 1 hour of CE for registered neutrals (GA) & 1 hour of CLE for Georgia attorneys (pending).

The total conference is approved for 6 hours of CE for registered neutrals and is approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 6 CLE hours, including ethics, trial, and professionalism credit.


All CE for neutrals registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution will be automatically applied by December 2.


Georgia Attorneys who purchase the appropriate ticket option will have CLE hours automatically reported to the State Bar of Georgia. The fee for CLE hours is included in the ticket price.


Attorneys from states other than Georgia: Upon request, we will be happy to assist you with needed documentation to self-report hours to your local State Bar. Please reach out to us at adrinstitute@georgiacourts.gov.

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