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CLA to Provide Legal Health Checkups to Seniors

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Monique Jewett-Brewster
Monique Jewett-Brewster

The Health Law Committee of the CLA’s Business Law Section is partnering with other nonprofits on an Oct. 26 event aimed at informing seniors and low-income individuals about the importance of advanced healthcare directives. 

The BLS Health Care Committee is partnering with the California Minority Counsel Program Ambassadors Council, Bet Tzedek Legal Aid Foundation and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) on the day-long event at LA County Law Library in conjunction with Pro Bono Week.

According to Monique D. Jewett-Brewster, chair of the BLS Executive Committee, the event provides an opportunity for those without easy access to attorneys to connect to multiple healthcare resources in one location. 

“Our goal is to have these individuals each leave the fair with a notarized, valid advanced directive,” Jewett-Brewster said. Other potential sponsors will provide free health screenings, free samples from health care companies and information about healthy eating and food options for up to 1,000 members of the public. 

Volunteers do not need to have a health law background but must be available to attend the event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the law library, 301 W. 1st St., Los Angeles.

In the morning, attorneys and student volunteers will receive training and Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit on providing advanced directives, with materials provided by the California Hospital Association. There will also be an attorney networking lunch before the public arrives for the afternoon Health Fair.

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