December 01, 2016

New Staff Attorney Joins the Commission

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 38, Issue 2.)

 

Dari Pogach joined the ABA as a part-time staff attorney at the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in September 2016. She specializes in adult guardianship reform and alternatives to guardianship. She has provided direct legal services to indigent clients for several years, including as a staff attorney at Disability Rights D.C. of University Legal Services, the District of Columbia’s protection & advocacy program for people with disabilities, and Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities.

She also has substantive experience in policy and legislative advocacy, and has testified at numerous legislative hearings, provided comments to proposed regulations, and written public reports with recommendations for improving local laws and practices. Ms. Pogach received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Washington College of Law.

Currently, Ms. Pogach is working with a group of Commissioners to draft a new ABA resolution addressing representative payee issues. She is also working with Erica Wood and Lori Stiegel on the ongoing WINGS project and upcoming conservator fraud roundtable. ■