Law and Older Person, 24 January 2015
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Conference on the Law and the Older Person

Organised by the Mental Health Rights Group and the LL.M in International and
Comparative Disability Law at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, School of Law, NUI Galway in conjunction with the Employment Law Association of Ireland

Date: 24th January 2015
Location: Áras Moyola, NUI Galway
Conference Fee: €50 per delegate, unwaged free, newly qualified barristers/solicitors
(less than 5 years) free
CPD Points: 5 hours
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About this conference:
The increasing focus on the rights of older persons nationally and internationally highlights
the need for comprehensive information and critical analysis of legal and policy reform in
Ireland. This Conference will address this need and discuss a number of key legal and policy
issues of relevance to older persons. The morning session will focus on the important area of
advocacy and will address the proposed Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 from both legal and medical perspectives. The afternoon session will focus on aspects of legal practice and the older client, on ageing and discrimination and on the Fair Deal Scheme.

The Conference brings together many leading commentators from the fields of law,
medicine and practice. It provides an opportunity for discussion, and debate and will be of
particular relevance to older persons, to carers, advocates, health care practitioners, lawyers,
researchers, and independent sector service providers and policy activists.

Conference Organiser: Dr Charles O’Mahony
Telephone: 091 494391