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Charles P. Sabatino, J.D. has been the Director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, located in Washington, DC, since 1984. The Commission is a policy and practice research, education, and advocacy body within the ABA, focused on the rights of older adults. Mr. Sabatino’s work focuses on research and project development in the areas of health law, long-term care decision-making, and legal services delivery. He is a nationally recognized expert in recognizing the desires and rights of older and disabled people, especially people with serious illnesses and at the end of life.

In addition to his role at the ABA Commission, Mr. Sabatino is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught a seminar on law and aging since 1987. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2001-2002) and is past chair of its public policy committee.

Prior to joining the ABA, Mr. Sabatino was the elder law project attorney and managing attorney of the Arlington, Virginia, branch of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bar associations. Mr. Sabatino received an A.B. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.

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