Commission Interns

Volume: 35 Issue: 3

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 3.)

The Commission's robust internship program hosts students year-round in Washington, DC. To learn more, contact David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, at

Karna Sandler is a second-year law student at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Ms. Sandler received her B.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, with a major in sociology and a minor in Spanish.

After her first year of law school, Ms. Sandler interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., in the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section.

At the Commission, Ms. Sandler is currently working with Assistant Director Erica Wood to research limitations on medical decision-making by guardians.

Katie Gorski is a third year law student at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. She will graduate in May 2014. Ms. Gorski received her B.A. in English from the Catholic University of America. Last year, Ms. Gorski interned with Jean Galloway Ball, P.L.C., an elder law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. In the Fall of 2013, she interned with another elder law firm in Arlington.

Ms. Gorski is currently researching the state Adult Protective Services statutes under the supervision of Senior Attorney Lori Stiegel. She is also researching guardianship bonds under the supervision of Assistant Director Erica Wood. ■


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