Stetson Professor of Law Roberta Flowers elected to the NAELA board: LL.M. in Elder Law alumni, faculty distinguish themselves as NAELA leaders

Professor Roberta Flowers, a member of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Professor Roberta Flowers.

Professor Roberta Flowers.

Professor Flowers is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of ethics in elder law and elder abuse. Flowers teaches courses on ethics in an elder law practice in Stetson’s online LL.M. in Elder Law, an advanced legal degree program.

NAELA president-elect Bradley Frigon and NAELA vice-president Shirley Whitenack also teach courses in Stetson’s prestigious LL.M. in Elder Law program.

Several Stetson Law alumni have distinguished themselves serving on the NAELA board. Stetson Law’s Borchard Distinguished Professorial Lecturer Ed Boyer JD ’78 just finished his term as NAELA’s immediate past-president. Catherine Seal LL.M. ’08 was elected to the position of treasurer, and Julie Fiedler LL.M. ’12 and Amos Goodall LL.M. ’09 are currently serving terms on the board.

“NAELA is the preeminent organization for attorneys in elder and special needs law,” said Stetson’s Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and elder law center director Rebecca Morgan. “It is an honor for Professor Flowers and our faculty and alumni to serve on their board.”

Morgan, who directs Stetson’s LL.M. in Elder Law, has taught for more than 20 years and is a past-president of NAELA. Flowers and Morgan designed the nation’s first elder friendly courtroom on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, dedicated in 2005, to serve as model for courtroom accessibility across the country.