Ashley Stricklen, a third-year student at ASL, recently won second place in the Family Law Writing Competition sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The awards ceremony will take place at the Advanced Family Law Seminar at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia on April 13, 2023.
Ashley’s article addresses the constitutional sufficiency of service of process in adoption cases involving the termination of parental rights. The article reviews the constitutional protections afforded to biological parents, the increasing number of children born out of wedlock, and the difficulty of notifying putative fathers of the termination proceeding. The prize for her winning article includes a cash award and the publication of the article in the summer edition of Virginia Family Law Quarterly.
Upon receiving the award, Ashley said, “I am grateful for the opportunities that ASL has provided me! Opportunities like these allow us to show the world just how our students can move mountains.”