Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney Geoffrey Scovil has maintained a solo law practice for more than 15 years. When he’s not busy protecting the rights of his clients, Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil helps his Albuquerque community by supporting a wide range of organizations, including the Senior Citizens' Law Office.
The Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been serving individuals who are age 60 and older since 1983. Working in five New Mexico counties, the organization provides numerous free legal services and maintains such special projects as Pride in Aging. The SCLO’s Pride in Aging project works with individuals who are part of the LGBT community and are over 64 years of age. This group of individuals is quickly growing, yet often lacks financial security and access to community and social support as well as health care.
SCLO maintains its Pride in Aging initiative with the support of the McCune Foundation. There are two fundamental focuses of the project: providing LGBT seniors with legal resources and support and raising awareness about the concerns of LGBT elders and the barriers they face when seeking long-term care, healthcare, and other important services. Through its project, SCLO strives to ensure that LGBT elders are treated with respect and that they receive the benefits and legal rights they deserve.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.