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December 16- Stetson Law professor receives national elder law award


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Tucson, Ariz. – Stetson University College of Law Elder Law Chair Rebecca Morgan was recently presented with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ 2004 UnAward for her unique and notable contribution to the advancement of elder law.

Established in 2000, the UnAward is given annually to recognize members who have brought innovative ideas and value to NAELA and the elder law community. The award recipients are dedicated, creative individuals who have been instrumental in providing the Academy and the profession with visionary expertise and ideas.

Boston Asset Management Inc. and the Center for Special Needs Trust Administration Inc. pledged $1 million to Stetson Law in 2003 to establish the Faculty Chair in Elder and Disability Law, the first of its kind in the nation. Professor Morgan is the first and only recipient of this honor. NAELA views this milestone as a major accomplishment in the recognition of elder law as a legal specialty. Professor Morgan is a past president of NAELA and the director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

About the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Established in 1987, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Members of NAELA are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and disabled individuals. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has more than 4,800 members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, please contact NAELA at (520) 881-4005 or visit www.naela.org.