Caroline Manley


Caroline Manley graduated from the DePaul College of Law in May 2011. She attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Afro-American Studies. Caroline has worked with the senior population throughout her life, but her time working with socially isolated elders at Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly prior to law school cemented her interest in elder law. Throughout law school, Caroline’s internships have focused on serving seniors. She has worked with the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian – Adult Division, the Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney, and with AARP Foundation – Litigation. Most recently, through the support of the Kott Gerontology Foundation, Caroline worked with the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) to provide legal services in a Chicago suburb.

During her Borchard Fellowship period, Caroline will expand on her work with CDEL, and implement four legal clinics in the Cook County suburbs to ensure that seniors are able to access CDEL’s services. Caroline will work closely with attorneys and law students to staff the clinics and promote pro bono services. Additionally, she will give presentations to the elder care community on the importance of advanced directives, and what steps are necessary to ensure that the forms are executed properly while limiting the risk of abuse.

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