Farr Law Firm Launches Scholarship Program

Press release

The program will recognize a Virginia high school student and a Virginia college student who have committed to pursuing a career in elder law.

Fairfax, February 10, 2016  The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. recently announced two scholarship opportunities for Virginia students pursuing a career in elder law. The High School Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited Virginia college, and are intending to attend law school at a Virginia law school immediately after college, with the goal of becoming a practicing Elder Law Attorney upon graduation from law school. The College Scholarship is open to college seniors who have been accepted to an accredited Virginia law school and have the goal of becoming a practicing Elder Law Attorney upon graduation from law school.

In announcing the program, Evan H. Farr, Principal attorney at the Farr Law Firm said, “this program will recognize students who have the commitment and passion to the cause of helping elders live the best life possible.” To evaluate the applicants, Mr. Farr and his scholarship team will review essays from the students containing innovative ideas and solutions for what each applicant feels are the best ways for Elder Law attorneys to effectively serve elders, caregivers of elders, and their loved ones.

To apply for the scholarship, Virginia high school and pre-law college students can access the application at https://www.farrlawfirm.com/scholarship/. Applications, including essay submissions, must be 600 to 1,000 words in length, and must be submitted to evan@farrlawfirm.com by May 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on or before May 31, 2016.

Evan Farr has a long-standing commitment to education and skills development. As a frequent Continuing Legal Education instructor and 3-time best-selling author, he has helped tens of thousands of clients and fellow attorneys keep up to date with the nuances of elder law, estate planning, veterans planning, and special needs planning. As a Virginia native and graduate of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe law school, he is excited to launch this scholarship program to assist Virginia students who are pursuing Elder Law as the focus of their legal education.

About Evan H. Farr, Certified Elder Law Attorney*

Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law attorneys in the United States and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, including WTOP and Washington Post Radio. Evan has been named by SuperLawyers.com as one of the top 5% of Elder Law and Estate Planning attorneys in Virginia every year since 2007, and in the Washington, DC Metro Area every year since 2008. In 2011, Evan was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, and was named in Newsweek Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the country. Evan is a nationally renowned author and frequent educator of attorneys across the U.S. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for numerous national legal organizations. As an expert to the experts, Evan has educated tens of thousands of attorneys across the country through speaking and writing for organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the National Business Institute (NBI), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Virginia CLE) , and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Evan is the National Best Selling Author of 3 books in the field of Elder Law: How to Protect Your Assets From Probate PLUS Lawsuits PLUS Nursing Home Expenses with the Living Trust PlusTM; Nursing Home Survival Guide, which provides valuable information and guidance to families dealing with the possibility of nursing home care and struggling to make the best decisions for themselves or their loves ones; and Protect & Defend, which Evan authored along with a host of other top attorneys across the country. Other publications include Virginia Nursing Home Survival Guide, and numerous articles that have appeared in the popular press, and numerous scholarly publications for the legal profession, including two legal treatises published by and available through ALI-ABA: Planning and Defending Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts for Senior Citizens.

To learn more about Evan Farr, creator of the Living Trust Plus™ Asset Protection Trust, and to learn how you can legally and ethically protect you or your client’s assets from nursing home expenses, visit the Living Trust Plus™ Web site at http://www.LivingTrustPlus.com or the Farr Law Firm’s website at http://www.FarrLawFirm.com, or call Toll-Free 1-800-399-FARR.

*Virginia has no procedure for approving certifying organizations.

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Contact:
Renee Eder
Director of Public Relations
The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C.
renee@farrlawfirm.com
703-691-1888