The ABA Commission on Law and Aging welcomes five new appointments for the 2019-2020 term. We are thankful for the contributions of those whose terms have ended, and we look forward to continuing and advancing meaningful work with our new and current commissioners.
We'd like our readers to get to know our new commissioners: Judith Feder; Hon. Lauren Holland; Jason Karlawish, MD; Casey Ross; and Dominic Vorv.
Dominic Vorv is the president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) and has been a member since the early 2000s. He leads the voluntary bar of the District of Columbia, with programs ranging from intellectual property to child abuse and neglect, reflecting the rich diversity of the nation’s third oldest voluntary bar. Mr. Vorv also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar of the District of Columbia, and president of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. He is founder and principal of the Vorv Firm, PLLC. In his practice, Mr. Vorv has served elder clients in a variety of matters, including foreclosure, probate, wills & estates, personal injury, and divorce. As court-appointed counsel, Mr. Vorv has represented grandparents in their efforts to gain custody of their grandchildren in the District of Columbia’s foster care system. Mr. Vorv received his law degree from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.
Why did you decide to join he Commission?
I decided to join the Commission because having been a member of the other bar associations and the American Bar Association, I wanted to contribute and be productive in supporting the Commission’s leadership work.
What do you hope to bring to the Commission, and what do you hope to accomplish?
I hope to bring my experience and contacts so that I can contribute as a team player with others at the Commission in assisting elder persons in legal advocacy, education and everyday complications.
Has the Commission impacted your work, and if so, how?
Yes, I have utilized the Commission's materials.