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Alumni Appointed to NAELA Leadership


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Edwin Boyer, 1977 Stetson Law J.D.

Edwin Boyer, 1977 Stetson Law J.D. Click for high-resolution image.

Three Stetson University College of Law graduates were elected to leadership positions at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys during its annual meeting in May.

 

Edwin Boyer became NAELA’s president-elect on June 1. He becomes president of the organization on June 1, 2011. Boyer is a 1977 graduate of Stetson Law, where he serves as an adjunct professor. He is a partner in the firm of Boyer and Jackson, which specializes in elder law with an emphasis on guardianship, estate planning and administration, advance directives, end of life issues, nursing home resident’s rights, and elder exploitation.

Catherine Seal and Amos Goodall were sworn in as members of the NAELA board of directors. In 2008, Seal earned Stetson’s first LL.M. degree in elder law. She is a senior partner in the Colorado firm of Kirtland & Seal, specializing in elder law, estate planning, and probate and real estate law. Seal authored “Colorado Elder Law” in the Thomson-West Colorado Practice Series. The National Elder Law Foundation certified her as an elder law attorney in 2003, and she received a graduate certificate in gerontology in 2004.

Catherine Seal, 2008 Stetson LL.M. in Elder Law.

Catherine Seal, 2008 Stetson LL.M. in Elder Law. Click for high-resolution image.

Amos Goodall is president and partner of the law firm of Goodall & Yurchak PC in State College, Penn. His practice emphasizes elder law matters, business organization, litigation and planning as well as real estate litigation. He was certified as an elder law attorney in 2000 and earned his LL.M. degree in elder law from Stetson in 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. His community service awards include the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, Centre County Youth Service Bureau R. Paul Campbell Award, IOLTA Board Recognition Award, and the Clearwater Conservancy Award for Thompson Wood Project.

Amos Goodall, 2009 Stetson LL.M. in Elder Law.

Amos Goodall, 2009 Stetson LL.M. in Elder Law. Click for high-resolution image.