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Mary Scouten is a third-year law student at Albany Law School and has focused much of her studies on elder law. Mary serves as the Project Director of the Elder Law Pro Bono Project, where she organizes the annual Senior Citizens’ Law Day hosted by Albany Law School, and is a member of the Aging and Disability Law Advisory Committee. Mary is also a Research Assistant to Professor Rose Mary Bailly, collaborating on a paper regarding visitation in the context of adult guardianships.
Mary placed 2nd in Albany Law School’s Donna Jo Client Counseling Competition and later traveled to Florida A&M Law School to compete in the Regional ABA Client Counseling Competition. Both competitions focused on estate planning and adult guardianship matters.
In addition to working at Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC since her first-year of law school, Mary has also interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York and the Rensselaer County Surrogate’s Court. Prior to law school, Mary worked as a Legal Assistant in Ithaca, NY, handling matters in estate planning, real estate, and family law.
Mary graduated cum laude from Ithaca College with a degree in Aging Studies and Health Policy and Management. There, she tailored her studies to elder neglect and abuse, through which Mary became acutely aware of the need to advocate for the older adult population. During her time at Ithaca College, Mary received various awards for community leadership, service, and academic excellence in Gerontology.