In many ways the courtroom is a stage, filled with drama, farce and showmanship. Now theater and the quest for justice have formally come together under the same roof for possibly the first time, as Theatre Horizon opens its doors to the SeniorLAW Center.
“We’re the only arts and justice nonprofits that I know of to come together,” SeniorLAW executive director Karen Buck noted. “We’re really excited to bring our services to Montgomery County for seniors who are facing financial exploitation and other devastating crimes,” writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.
According to its website, seniorlawcenter.org, each year, SeniorLAW Center provides direct individual legal services and representation to thousands of needy senior citizens, which enable them to keep their homes, end family violence, rectify consumer and financial exploitation and gain custody rights over children in their care to address their medical, educational and care needs.
Focusing on problems in the major areas of housing, consumer protection, family law, elder abuse, financial exploitation and advance planning, the model of service combines the work of its legal staff of attorneys and legal assistants and a panel of volunteer attorneys from the private Bar.
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