The Borchard Center is a co-sponsor and planning committee member for the Third National Guardianship Summit that will be convened at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in October 2011.  While the last Summit in 2001 emphasized changes needed in pre-appointment procedures and determination of capacity, the 2011 three day conference of roughly 75 invited participants will focus on guardian performance and decision making and secondarily on the development of state multidisciplinary guardianship and alternative committees that would implement standards and drive reform.  Ten working papers are being written in advance of the Summit and will serve as the basis for discussion and recommendations by the various working groups.  These papers, along with the confernce Recommendations, will be published in a Symposium issue of the Utah Law Review.  

The Borchard Center will be represented at the Summit by Co-Directors Edward D. Spurgeon and Mary Jane Ciccarello, and former fellow Catheryn Koss, who directs the Senior Law Resource Center in Oklahoma

 

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Monday, 20 September 2010 23:59

Executive Director at Stetson

On September 9 to 11, 2010, Professor Edward D. Spurgeon, the Excecutive Director of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, was in residence at the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law headed by Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, a long serving member of the Law & Aging Center's Academic Advisory Board.  In addition to teaching a class overviewing key income and transfer tax aspects of elder law, Professor Spurgeon talked with the law school's faculty about the work of the Borchard Center, met with J.D. students in the elderlaw concentration and attended meetings of the Stetson Center for Excellence in Elder Law Advisory Board.  He also observed firsthand the impressive educational, research and service programs there.

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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 23:59

2010-2011 Fellows Selected

 

Three new Fellows begin their Fellowship activities in September. The primary goal of the Fellowship is the Fellow's development as a legal professional in the field of law and aging.  Fellows are based with a non-profit organization where they engage in various activities but they also provide direct pro bono legal services to older clients. In addition, the Borchard Center's Executive Director and Assistant Director mentor the Fellows.

Paul Black will be at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and will work with the Georgia Senior Legal Hotline and the Georgia Senior Citizens Law Project.

Rachel Frazier will work at the Washington, D.C. office of the National Senior Citizen Law Center and will also provide pro bono legal services to clients of Whitman Walker Clinic Legal Services.

Stella Kang will be with Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in San Francisco.

 

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Monday, 01 March 2010 23:58

Partnerships in Law & Aging

retrospective of the innovative grant program aimed at increasing awareness and access to legal services for older people appeared in the March-April 2010 issue of Bifocal.  The article celebrates a decade of partnership grants in law and aging provided by the ABA Commission on Law & Aging and the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging.

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Monday, 01 February 2010 00:00

Research on Elder Law Education

A study of elder law education was published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Legal Education.  The authors of Elder Law Teaching and Scholarship: An Empirical Analysis of an Evolving Field are Professor Nina A. Kohn, Syracuse University College of Law and Professor Edward D. Spurgeon, Executive Director of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging.

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