ALUMNI NEWS

Crissy Dixon (’16) has joined the local firm of Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker, LLP as an associate attorney for the tax, trust administration and estate planning practice area.  Two of the partners in the firm were also students in the Elder Law Clinic:
Susan Ryan (’05) in the litigation section and Aimee Smith (’02), in the elder law and estate planning section.

Congratulations to Jen Garrity (‘95) and Kim Gossage (‘98) whose firm was selected by the N.C. Bar Association to receive the 2017 Pro Bono Award for small and medium law firms.  The NCBA explains:

For the last five years, Garrity & Gossage has provided pro bono estate planning services and training for events
organized by Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, including Wills for Seniors and Wills for Schools. Our firm
has provided pro bono estate planning services for Habitat for Humanity’s new homeowners, for Jewish Family
Services’ clients and for other Charlotte non-profits. We don’t have to ask our attorneys to do pro bono service.
They find the opportunities and bring them to us because serving our neighbors is so important to all of us.

Former clinic student Lisa Roach (’17) helped create a non-profit called Dying Right North Carolina.   Her group worked with state legislators to craft a bill entitled the “End of Life Option Act.”  House Bill 789 would allow mentally capable adults who are terminally and incurably ill to receive physician-prescribed medical-aid-in-dying drugs.  For more about this, see http://go.wfu.edu/6ty.

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