Monthly Archives: May 2013

Consortium Summer Workshop: The G2i Research Project

Scientists build their knowledge of the natural and social worlds by collecting large datasets and making inferences at the group or population level.  Lawyers are largely concerned with how the natural and social worlds impact or might help to decide individual cases.  Reasoning from group data to individual decision making (“G2i”) is a central and pervasive characteristic of the courtroom use of scientific research, yet the G2i issue has not been the subject of systematic study or analysis, by either the scientific or legal communities.

The G2i Research Project has created an interdisciplinary committee, composed of 13 nationally and internationally-recognized scholars from disciplines including law, neuroscience, psychology and statistics. Led by David Faigman, the Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, this committee will study and make recommendations regarding a key issue – perhaps the key issue – where law and science meet: the challenge of translating scientific findings based on group data so that they can be used in an effective way to make legal determinations about individuals.

One piece of this research, led by David Faigman and Shayna Lewis, has been to examine the patterns and issues that arise in the current approach courts are using to make their way through G2i analyses.  Join us as they discuss their forthcoming article on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Legal Assistance for Seniors 8th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse

Legal Assistance for Seniors' is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

Please save that date and spread the word to friends and colleagues interested in fields related to aging, family violence and elder abuse.

With our growing elderly community & with elder abuse on the rise, it is more important than ever to bring experts in the fields of aging and elder abuse together to discuss, learn about, and forge solutions to identify, prevent, and fight elder abuse.

Don't miss this annual, state-wide conference. Together we can make a difference.

Keynote Address:

We are honored to have Marie-Therese Connolly give the keynote address. Connolly is a leading voice in efforts to prevent the suffering of older adults and ensure that elder abuse becomes a priority on the national agenda. Connolly is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award for her national leadership in combating elder abuse. 

As former director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative, she developed new theories of liability and novel investigation and litigation strategies that led to successful prosecution of cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes. She was also instrumental in the drafting and passage of the Elder Justice Act, the first piece of federal legislation to address the issue specifically. She continues this work as founder and director of the Life Long Justice initiative. 

Sessions and Speakers:

Sessions and speakers will be posted on our website when the schedule is finalized. Click here to go to the conference webpage.

Continuing Education Credits:

Credits are available for California Attorneys, Behavioral Scientists (MFT, LCSW, LEP, LPCC), Professional Fiduciaries, Certified Care Managers, and Registered Nurses.

Pending approval, credits may also be available for Psychologists, Public Administrators, Guardians and Conservators. Please inquire.

Conference Registration:

Covered California Affordable Care Act Town Hall

Covered California is working hard to launch the Affordable Care Act—a historic expansion of affordable health coverage in our state.  Over five million Californians could benefit from coverage offered through Covered California; two million will be eligible for subsidies from the federal government.  To ensure the success of this effort, we need the help of community leaders and stakeholders across the state.

Our community-based approach to outreach begins with a series of regional town halls to provide an update to stakeholders and solicit feedback on efforts and plans.  Our next event will be held in San Jose.  We invite community leaders and key stakeholders to participate in the town hall closest to you.

Covered California board members and senior staff will lead discussions to include:

  • An update on Covered California’s progress and current plans.
  • Outreach and community education strategies
  • What you can do to help ensure every Californian has access to affordable health insurance
  • Your feedback, questions, and comments

Covered California Board Members and Executive Director Peter Lee will lead the discussion for our Bay Area town hall.

Date & Time: May 10, 2013 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30)

Location: Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave.
San Jose, CA  95116

Seating is limited.  Please register for this town hall by calling 1-888-975-1141.

This event is co-hosted by Senator Jim Beall and Speaker Pro Tempore Nora Campos.

Additional events are being planned in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County.  Check out the Stakeholder Tab on our web site at for more information.