John J. Ford, Esq.
John J. Ford is Director of the Elder Law Project at the Northeast Justice Center in Lynn and has served as director since 1977. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Paul E. Lichterman Award from the National Conference on Law and Aging; the Powley Award and the Theresa Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); the Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association; and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Interest Advocacy Award. In 2010 he was inducted into the National Association of Legal Services Developers Elder Rights Advocacy Hall of Fame. John is past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA and the Massachusetts Guardianship Association, and is a member of the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute. He was principal author and editor of “Guide for Elders,” the premier self-help resource for Massachusetts senior citizens (available on the LifePath website) and “A Handbook for Guardians of Nursing Home Residents in Massachusetts.” John has taught at the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is a frequent contributor to publications and programs on elder law issues. He received his legal education at Boston University School of Law.
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