Welcome to 2023-2025 Borchard Fellows in Law & Aging

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Board of Directors are delighted to announce the 2023-2025 Borchard Fellows in Law & Aging. They are Alyssa Gordon and Anne Rodriguez-Webb who will begin their fellowships in September, 2023. Congratulations!

Alyssa Gordon will be hosted by the ACLU National Prison Project where she will focus on harnessing underutilized compassionate release laws to help elderly incarcerated people secure early release and better promote decarceration efforts nationwide.  Alyssa’s priorities will also include improving prison health care, eliminating violence and maltreatment, and increasing oversight and accountability in places of detention in America.

Anne Rodriguez-Webb will be working with Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) where she will lead a project extending the organization’s estate planning services to mono- and limited-lingual Spanish speaking clientele in Southern California.  Anne’s goal is to offer equal access estate planning to Spanish speaking communities.

Since the fellowship program began in 1999, the Center on Law & Aging has provided up to three one-year fellowships a year to encourage the development of new lawyers embarking on a career in law and aging. Starting in the fall of 2022, the fellowships were expanded to two-year terms with the goal of providing substantial support and guidance to new lawyers dedicated to advocating for the legal rights of and improving the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, lack of education, disability, or other barriers. 

Our current fellows--Christian Abbott and Valerie Snow--are doing amazing work. They will continue as fellows through September, 2024.

Please join in welcoming these two wonderful new advocates for older adults to our ranks as Borchard Fellows.