David Kober ’14 was recently awarded a Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship by the New York Bar Foundation. As one of only two recipients of the $5,000 fellowship, Kober will serve in the chambers of Richmond County Surrogate Judge Robert J. Gigante this summer.
The fellowship, created in 2010 for second-year law students attending institutions in New York State, funds opportunities to experience trusts and estates law practice in the public sector. The ultimate goal is to “create a network and forge relationships among trusts and estates law attorneys throughout the state,” according to the Bar Foundation.
“The fellowship and scholarship programs are among the many ways that the legal profession gives so much to so many through the Foundation,” said Bar Foundation President Cristine Cioffi in a press release. “Association section and individual attorney support enable us to provide meaningful opportunities to law students throughout New York.”
Kober has interned most recently at the New York City Surrogate’s Court, in addition to past experience at the Kings County Supreme Court Law Department, the Office of the New York State Attorney General, and Manhattan-based firm Rosensteel Law.
“I look forward to working in Surrogate Gigante’s Chambers and to forging connections amongst my esteemed future colleagues, members of the State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section,” said Kober.