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October 01, 2016

The Commission's Fall 2016 Legal Externs

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download at: Bifocal, Vol. 38, Issue 1.)


Erica McCrea is a second-year law student at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Ms. McCrea received her B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. Following her first year of law school, Ms. McCrea worked as an enforcement intern in the Washington Field Office of the EEOC. There she conducted intake and evaluation of charges under discrimination statutes including Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA.

This fall she is working under the supervision of Erica Wood researching current privacy and confidentiality provisions in guardianship statutes. With that research, Ms. McCrea will create a chart of statutory provisions and draft a brief article discussing her findings.

Sidney Zahabizadeh is a second-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she is a Law & Healthcare Program Certificate Candidate and a Staff Editor on the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. Prior to the ABA, she interned for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of General Counsel. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ms. Zahabizadeh completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California where she discovered her interest in aging at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

This semester, she is working under the supervision of David Godfrey researching current durability provisions in power of attorney statutes. Using this research, she will a create state-wide chart of statutory provisions identifying key elements such as language required for durability, whether there is a statutory form, role of third parties, and more including where to locate these elements. ■