Grantee of the Week: Tarah Powell-Chen


This summer I will be interning in the Elder Abuse division of LAS.  Legal Assistance for Seniors provides free legal advice and information, representation in court, and community education and training on legal issues for the elderly. The mission of LAS is to ensure the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through education, counseling, and advocacy. LAS works closely with Adult Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, the courts, and law enforcement to assist Alameda County residents who are victims of physical, emotional or financial elder abuse. I will be assisting a staff attorney who will represent seniors who are seeking a restraining order against an abuser. I will also be participating in home visits to clients who are unable to come to our offices.  Some of my specific duties will include interviewing clients, completing initial intake forms, and filing documents to the court.



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