June 30, 2020
Contact: Abby M. Reitz, Communications Manager
NAELA Announces Winner of President’s Recognition Award
— The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
(NAELA) is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Powley Elder Law Award: Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, CAP, NAELA Fellow, of Gulfport, Fla.
This award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs, and of how elder law attorneys advocate for those rights.
The award was established in the memory of Wes and Helen Powley, grandparents of NAELA member Timothy L. Takacs, of Hendersonville, Tenn. Both Wes and Helen were active in civic affairs for all of their lives, and Wes practiced dentistry well into his 80s. The award is funded by a grant from the Takacs Family Foundation.
Watch the Powley Award acceptance video.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards
. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org
, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit NAELA.org/findlawyer
# # #