Elder Law Program at Chicagos John Marshall Law School Works to Raise Awareness of Elderly Protections

(PRWEB) June 13, 2013

As experts on elder care prepare to mark June 15 as UN-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Barry Kozak, director of the Elder Law Program at Chicagos John Marshall Law School, suggests Americans put in place legal protections that can help in times of need.

As sad as it sounds, actions against the elderly can be criminal, says Barry Kozak, director of the Elder Law Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The latest estimation is more than 2 million elderly Americans are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation annually.

In recognition of the United Nations-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Kozak and hundreds of other elder law specialists in the United States and around the world are raising awareness of the major issues impacting the elderly.

Our role at The John Marshall Law School is to give future attorneys the training they need to understand the rights of the elderly, and how to work on behalf of elderly clients to protect them from abusive situations, he said. John Marshall has one of only a handful of certificate programs dedicated to this specialized legal field.

As the population ages, and care through extended families diminishes, Kozak believes the problems faced by the elderly will multiply and have a major impact on societies not just in the United States but around the world.

The John Marshall Law School is working with East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China, through the Sino-American Research Center on an Aging Population, a project allowing faculty and government representatives to share information, research and writings to learn how best to advocate for the independence, dignity and care for aging populations in the U.S., China and around the world. Kozak team-taught a course on comparative Sino-American approaches to elder law in the spring 2013 semester with Professor Sun Ying in Shanghai.

New legal protections are in the works for victims of elder abuse, which also is being recognized as a growing health concern. Elder abuse happens regardless of ones social standing or wealthand crosses all cultures: persons can face physical and mental abuse, as well as financial exploitation.

During the spring semester, Kozak and a panel of experts showed the Mickey Rooney documentary Last Will and Embezzlement: Protecting the Elderly from Financial Exploitation and then discussed how state and federal laws are designed to eliminate elder abuse, or at least hold the violators civilly or criminally liable.

Too often, its the helpless person who can no longer take care of himself or his affairs, who faces abuse, Kozak said. As more elderly face the debilitating effects of mental illnesses, such as dementia or Alzheimers disease, or physical ailments such as cancer or diabetes, they often fall victim to those who are supposed to be supporting them.

We have laws in place to protect the victim, but the crimes frequently go unreported. My advice is plan ahead, Kozak said. Think about how you want to be taken care ofin your home or a special care facilityand how you want to support yourself as you age. Having a loved one for support is wonderful, but a third party can make certain your wishes are carried out.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicagos legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshalls Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.

SEO – how to get success on Google

SEO – how to get success on Google
Event on 2013-07-04 17:15:00


In this event OWLAI proudly presents online marketing expert and SEO specialist – Mohammad Dadkhah. The meeting is highly orientated towards the web/mobile companies. Therefore, during the registration every participant is required to state the main issue or concerns his/her company is experiencing in relation to the topic. Expert will address these issues.

The discussion during the event will be a case based. If you wish that your website would be used as a case, please state it during the registration.


Mohammad Dadkhah started his career in online marketing field in 2005 with Google Adwords. Since then his competences expanded into other spheres such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Search Engine and Website optimization. In August 2012 he published a bookOnline Marketing: Den Røde Tråd, that has collected all the good advices and recommendations for easy and concrete do-it-yourself methods.


Additional information:


17.15 – 17.30 Registration

17.30 – 19.00 Event

The event is limited to 20 participants.

No-show up fee: 300 DKK

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This event is hosted in partnership with The HUB Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

HR Operations, Technology and Transformation Conference

HR Operations, Technology and Transformation Conference
Event on 2013-06-25 00:00:00
HR Operations, Technology and Transformation Conference is going to be held in The Westin New York Grand Central, New York, NY for two consecutive days. Innovations in the operations of human resources management services will be the major focus of this informative conference.
HR Operations, Technology and Transformation Conference will emphasize on the shared services, product management, administrative, workforce management, employee services, metrics or BI or analytics and talent management systems. Some important issues and relational topics will also get emphasized in the conference. Networking opportunities will also be offered to the attendees in the conference. This will be dynamic conference attracting masses from different corners of the world.

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3333 E. University Drive
New York, United States

EMA and Birst Industry Experts to Present Webinar on Leveraging Cloud 2.0 for Business Intelligence

Boulder, CO. (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a research Webinar entitled Leveraging Cloud 2.0 for Agile, Accurate and Actionable Business Intelligence, featuring EMA VP of Research, Shawn Rogers, and Birst CEO, Brad Peters.

Cloud business intelligence (BI) has quickly evolved into a critical, strategic component for innovative, rapidly growing and established companies. Cloud delivers fast implementation cycles and lower capital costs and feature sets comparable to on-premises solutions and, for this reason, a majority of new application development is now moving to the Cloud. As more sophisticated workloads are landing in the Cloud, companies need to identify advanced features and strategies that enable agility, accuracy and actionable business insights.

During this Webinar, Rogers and Peters will discuss:

Advanced Cloud BI features

Why applications of all types are moving to the Cloud

How new Cloud offerings such as Amazon Redshift support analytic goals

Why Cloud 2.0 is Enterprise class

The Webinar is Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Register at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/birst-leveraging-cloud2.0-for-business-intelligence-webinar-pr.html

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

Strategy Analytics: Samsung dominates Chinese smartphone market in Q1

Strategy Analytics: Samsung dominates Chinese smartphone market in Q1
It can provide a bunch of smartphones in multiple areas in China," Strategy Analytics analyst Woody Oh told IDG News Service, noting that the first quarter marked first time Samsung shipped more than 10 million smartphones to China in a single quarter.
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Telecom Analytics: New pricing models; big data launches
How are analytics feeding new pricing models? There is a lot of discussion around service-based pricing and how good data analytics could be necessary to create the right price points and packages which will appeal to subscribers. To debate these …
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Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative Selects ArborMetrix's Clinical
ANN ARBOR, MI–(Marketwired – May 29, 2013) – ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics, today announced that the Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative (MiBOQI) selected its fully integrated, cloud-based registry and …
Read more on Marketwire (press release)

[J310/127] Energy efficiency A to Z

[J310/127] Energy efficiency A to Z
Event on 2013-06-12 10:00:00

 From air compressors to zone valves, via motors and drives, motivation, monitoring, and maintenance, energy management is specialised and multi-faceted activity. Expressly designed for the part-time practitioner with no specialist energy background, this course provides a rounded introduction to the technical, analytical and human-factors aspects of the job.

You will discover some of the key opportunities to be found in:

  • Building fabric;
  • Heating and ventilation plant;
  • Combustion equipment;
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration;
  • Lighting and lighting control;
  • Hot water services;
  • Catering;
  • Compressed air;
  • Steam and condensate systems;
  • Process thermal insulation; and
  • Motor-driven equipment; 

As well as these common technical aspects, the course addresses generic subjects such as voltage reduction, building energy management systems and combined heat and power. It also introduces important "soft" aspects which are taught in greater depth on other courses: motivation, awareness and training, and key analysis and reporting concepts.

Like it or not, energy management is a technical subject. So for the benefit of those whose science is a bit rusty, a few minutes are devoted to reminders of essential basic school physics.

Course tutor Vilnis Vesma is a chartered engineer and former local-government energy manager. He is the author of BSI's textbook Energy management principles and practice and secretary of the UK Association of Energy Engineers.

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