Stetson Elder Law Center Co-director Receives Inaugural Award from National Elder Law Foundation

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Stetson University College of Law elder law center co-director and professor Rebecca Morgan received the inaugural National Elder Law Foundation Award for Excellence in Elder Law.

Stetson University Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law Rebecca Morgan.

Stetson University Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law Rebecca Morgan.

Stetson University College of Law Center for Excellence in Elder Law co-director and professor Rebecca Morgan received an inaugural award from the board of directors of the National Elder Law Foundation for her significant and continuing contributions to the field of elder law.

Amos Goodall LL.M. in Elder Law ’09 presented the National Elder Law Foundation Award for Excellence in Elder Law to Professor Morgan during a law faculty meeting on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Feb. 12. Goodall participated in the award nomination committee. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Elder Law Foundation and an attorney with Steinbacher, Stahl, Goodall & Yurchak.

Professor Morgan is the Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law at Stetson University, a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, past president of the board of directors of Justice in Aging, past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Aging and the Law and the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. She is the author of numerous books and articles and lectures frequently on the topic of elder law.

Professor Morgan received the 2003 Faculty Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the 2004 NAELA Unaward for her accomplishments in the field of elder law, and the 2005 Project Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism with Professor Roberta Flowers. She received the 2006 Rosalie Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Prevention Award from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. In 2008, Morgan received the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Faculty Scholarship, the NAELA President's Award, and the Theresa Award from the Theresa Alexandra Foundation. Professor Morgan was the 2009 recipient of the Treat award from the National College of Probate Judges.

The Center for Excellence in Elder Law was established at Stetson University to meet the increasing need for legal education and research in the field of law and aging. The Center provides legal education to law students, attorneys, and judges in the field of elder and special needs law and produces scholarly research and writing on issues impacting those who are older and/or have special needs.

Stetson law school students who wish to focus their studies on elder law can apply for acceptance into the concentration in Elder Law and attorneys who wish to gain knowledge about the practice of elder law can apply for admission to the LL.M. in Elder Law program at Stetson.

The National Elder Law Foundation is the only national certifying program for elder law and special needs attorneys. In 1994, the National Elder Law Foundation certified the first Certified Elder Law Attorneys. Today, there are more than 400 CELAs practicing in nearly every state and in most major cities in the U.S.

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