Educating Seniors Project of the Trusts and Estates Section
Educating Seniors

Thumbs Up for the Educating Seniors Project!The Educating Seniors Project, sponsored by the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California, informs seniors, their families, and the community about laws and resources for protection against elder financial abuse.

Facts About Elder Financial Abuse

  1. The average age of an investment fraud victim is 69

  2. 90% of abusers are family members and caretakers

  3. In 2010, elderly victims lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation

About Us

Community Speakers Bureau 

Our volunteer attorneys offer free public presentations about common “scams” and prevention strategies to combat financial abuse.

 Request a speaker by emailing or calling 415-538-2206.Senior Resources

We have several resources available to help guide you through your estate planning and learn how to avoid scams. Our “Seniors Contact Card” is available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean languages.  Write to to request a copy in those languages.

Preserving Senior Independence

Financial Risks and Scams

Attorneys helping seniorsSeniors should be alert to common scams and evaluate the risks of financial sales involving:

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

What Seniors can do to avoid becoming a victim and when an Attorney can help.