the NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship
The Elder Law and Special Needs Section encourages law students, through an elder law
clinic experience, to learn about important legislative developments, regulations, and case
laws impacting the elderly and disabled and to provide representation to those 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
implementing 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 ultimate goal of the scholarship is to create a network and cultivate relationships
among lawyers whose practice focuses on elder law and special needs planning and law
students planning to practice in these areas to encourage the practice of elder law and
special needs planning among lawyers throughout the State of New York.
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