Welcome to 2022-2024 Borchard Fellows in Law & Aging

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Board of Directors are delighted to announce the 2022-2024 Borchard Fellows in Law & Aging. They are Christian Abbott and Valerie Snow who will begin their fellowships in September and October, 2022. Congratulations!

Since the fellowship program began in 1999, the Center on Law & Aging has provided up to three one-year fellowships a year to encourage the development of new lawyers embarking on a career in law and aging. Starting in the fall of 2022, the fellowships are expanded to two-year terms with the goal of providing substantial support and guidance to new lawyers dedicated to advocating for the legal rights of and improving the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, lack of education, disability, or other barriers.

Christian Abbott will be hosted by New York Legal Assistance Group in New York City where he will lead a multi-faceted project representing clients aged 65 and over with discontinuances or reductions in their SSI benefits and SSI-related Medicaid. Valerie Snow will work on guardianship reform issues at SeniorLAW Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Please join in welcoming these two wonderful new advocates for older adults to our ranks as Borchard Fellows. Our current fellows--Allie Kirchhoff Corrie, Aditi Shah, and Valencia Sherman-Greenup--are doing amazing work. They will continue as fellows through August, 2022.