Board Member Receives Law Award
April 1, 2009
Bethesda, Maryland - Alfred "Chip" Chiplin, Jr, J.D., a public member on the AOTF Board of Directors, has been awarded the 2009 Powley Elder Law Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The Powley Elder Law Award is presented to a member of NAELA who has demonstrated a commitment to promote a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elderly persons and an improved awareness of how elder law attorneys advocate for those rights.
The award is funded by a grant from the Takacs Family Foundation. The recipient of the Powley Elder Law Award is announced at the NAELA Institute and a $1000 cash grant is made in the recipient’s name to a non-profit organization of his or her choice. Mr. Chiplin has chosen to donate his award grant to Woodley House, Washington area community service agency for persons with mental illness.
Mr. Chiplin is a Managing and Senior Policy Attorney for the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Washington, D.C. He is an elected Fellow of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., which is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to seniors and people with special needs. NAELA has chapters around the country and has offices in Vienna, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C.
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