Sixteen Scholarships Awarded to 2012 National Aging and Law Institute Attendees

Volume: 33 Issue: 6


About the Author: David Godfrey is a Senior Attorney at the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

With funding from the AARP Foundation in honor of Jerry D. Florence and other sources, the organizers of the National Aging and Law Institute are pleased to award 16 scholarships of $1,000 each to defray part of the cost of attending the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute. Over 70 scholarship applications were received this year. Selection was based on demonstrated financial need, a commitment to meeting the legal needs of older persons and impact on diverse communities. When the request for on demonstrated financial need, a commitment to meeting the legal needs of older persons and impact on diverse communities. When the request for applications for scholarships went out this summer, we had funding for 11 scholarships, we were able to expand this to 16 as a result of the generosity of NAELA and Institute speakers. Please consider donating to the 2013 NALI Scholarship fund.

This year’s awardees include legal aid attorneys, legal hotline attorneys, and new solo practitioners. They practice in a broad spectrum of settings in 15 different states from coast to coast and in between. The awardees are: Ferris G. Solomon, Jr., West Palm Beach, FL; Lucinda "Cindy" Troyer, Knoxville, TN; Hans Slette, Wenatchee, WA; Jennifer Russell, Philadelphia, PA; Shari Polur, Louisville, KY; Natalie J. Miller, Mooresville, NC; Emily Jackson Miller, Florence, SC; Kathleen McGarvey, Columbus, OH; Letitia Lee, St.Louis, MO; Michael Kleps, Bellingham, WA; Cheryl Diane Feuerman, Willimantic, CT; Lindsey A. Elya, Lansing, MI; Lorrina M. Duffy, Los Angeles, CA; Norma Gonzales Baker, Austin, TX; Mary Lyn Goodman, Oak Ridge, TN; Jayne Mitchell, Butte, MT. We look forward to seeing all of you in November.

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