October 25, 2010
Judge Dale D. Glendening, Jr. (left) of the Association of Administrative Law Judges with Belle Cummins Memorial Scholarship recipient Chad Sanders, TLS 2L.
The Association of Administrative Law Judges, which represents all administrative law judges working in the US Social Security Administration, held its 2010 annual meeting in New Orleans from October 5 - 7. Following its tradition, the AALJ awarded the Belle Cummins Memorial Scholarship to a law student committed to public service at each law school in the city hosting its meeting.
Tulane law student Chad Sanders received the award in recognition of his strong commitment to public service, as demonstrated through the work experience he has sought and the volunteer activities in which he is engaged. At a luncheon held to honor the Belle Cummins Memorial Scholarship recipients on October 7th, the award was presented to Mr. Sanders by U.S. Administrative Law Judge Dale. D. Glendening, Jr., who serves as an ALJ at the Office of Disability Adjudication & Review in Atlanta, GA. Judge Glendening described the ways in which Mr. Sanders's activities in and out of law school exemplify the qualities of the late Belle Cummins, who had been an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration prior to her untimely death.
New Orleans was especially pleased to host the annual meeting of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, as the group had previously planned to meet in New Orleans in October 2005. The AALJ was unfortunately required to move that meeting to another city as a result of Hurricane Katrina's effects on New Orleans.