New Co-Director Named

Published in Center News


The Borchard Foundation trustees named Mary Jane Ciccarello as co-director of the Borchard Center on Law & Aging in July 2011.  She will serve with Edward D. Spurgeon who has been the Center’s executive director since its founding in 1998.  For the past ten years, Mary Jane has been an integral part of the Center’s activities, including the fellowship and academic research grant programs and national conferences.

In addition, Mary Jane has been the Director of the Utah State Courts’ Self-Help Center since 2007. She currently serves on the Judicial Council’s Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties and the courts’ guardianship steering committee.

Previously, Mary Jane was an elder law attorney in private practice, the Legal Services Developer for the Utah State Division of Aging and Adult Services, a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake and Utah Legal Services, and the dean of students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where she now teaches elder law and poverty law as an adjunct professor.  Mary Jane’s research, publications, and public presentations focus on law and aging issues and the delivery of legal services.