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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Sharon Pope Receives Hartford County Bar Association President’s Award for Excellence

Attorney Sharon Pope, the legal supervisor at the Palliative Care Medical-Legal Partnership at Yale Law School, received the 2017 Hartford County Bar Association President’s Award for Excellence. The award is presented to a member who has been engaged in the practice of law for more than 10 years, exemplifies the highest traditions of the legal profession, has performed significant services to the community at large, and exemplifies excellence and civility in his or her practice.

“Sharon is a force of nature and I cannot imagine a more deserving recipient of this award,” said Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00, faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy. “She is both incredibly caring and tough as nails. She is a brilliant teacher. Our students in the Palliative Care MLP adore her, as do the many clients at Yale New Haven Hospital whose end of lives their work has made a little more peaceful."

Pope was formerly a principal at CzepigaDalyPope, a Connecticut law firm with full elder law & estate planning capabilities and an in-house trust department. The firm is particularly trained in the nuances of trust and estate law and the many fiduciary duties that must be adhered to and has particular expertise in elder and disability law. She is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the Settlement Planning Committee and has earned certification as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant. Pope is an adjunct professor at UConn Law School teaching an Elder Law clinic.