About CEC

The Center for Elders and the Courts (CEC) serves as the primary resource for the judiciary and court management on issues related to aging. Our center strives to increase judicial awareness of issues related to aging, provide training tools and resources to improve court responses to elder abuse and adult guardianships, and develop a collaborative community of judges, court staff, and aging experts. The CEC was created in 2008 as a result of a grant to the National Center for State Courts from the Retirement Research Foundation of Chicago (Grant #2008-056). 

The CEC's earliest concept came in 2003 with a special publication on elder abuse.  Since then, the Center for Elders and the Courts has continued to grow an expanding body of work, resources and tools for courts that are represented in this timeline:

The CEC is guided by a national advisory board consisting of the following members:

CEC Advisory Board
Mike Bridenback, 13th Judicial Circuit, Florida
Hon. John E. Conery, 16th Judicial District, Louisiana
Hon. Julie Conger (rtd.), Alameda County Superior Court, California
Hon. Janice Martin, Jefferson District Court, Kentucky
Rebecca C. Morgan, Stetson University College of Law, Florida
Mary Joy Quinn, San Francisco Superior Court, California
Hon. John Voorhees, Sagadahoc County Probate Court, Maine