Provides funding for scholarships for students attending a law school in the State of New York who are participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school.
The scholarship was established in 2009 with a gift from the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and renamed in 2013 in memory and honor of the esteemed Honorable Joel K. Asarch. The purpose of the scholarship is to help create a network and cultivate relationships among lawyers practicing elder law and law students planning to practice elder law and to advance the practice of elder law among lawyers throughout the State of New York.
One annual scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year student attending a law school in the State of New York who is participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school. The section encourages law students, through an elder law clinic experience, to learn about important legislative developments, regulations, and case laws impacting the elderly and to provide representation to elderly clients struggling with a variety of legal issues and problems related to aging and incapacity.
Through the scholarship, the section aspires to advance opportunities for the disabled by employing a preference for awarding the scholarship to a student who demonstrates a present and permanent physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual.
The Elder Law Section provides services and opportunities for involvement on issues relating to Elder Law for members