About NAELA

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, law professors, and students. NAELA members assist their clients with public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning, among other important issues. If you are seeking legal advice, please click on the “Find an Attorney” button located at the top of this page.

The focus of the Academy is to provide members continuing legal education programs on a broad range of Elder Law topics. Face-to-face meetings and workshops facilitate networking and professional growth opportunities for like-minded attorneys practicing throughout the country. Virtual and archived seminars offer convenient educational opportunities for members, while simultaneously providing specialized education needed to strengthen practice skills.

State-focused

Members are eligible to join any of NAELA's 26 state chapters. Membership in a state chapter provides a great opportunity to become involved in the practice of Elder Law at the grassroots level. State chapters offer professional growth experiences at the local level such as continuing legal education meetings, conferences, networking events and newsletters. The chapters actively keep members abreast of the latest developments in Elder Law in their states.

Advocacy on Important Public Policy Issues

The Academy seeks to provide support to other organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. NAELA also examines and advocates on public policy issues facing seniors and people with special needs, but does not provide direct legal services to the public. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact an Elder Law Attorney in your community.

Education

The primary focus of the Academy is education. The Academy sponsors continuing legal education programs on Elder and Special Needs Law topics for attorneys throughout the year, and provides publications and educational materials to its members on a wide range of topics.

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Non-profit association for attorneys specializing in Elder Law and Special Needs Law
Established in 1987
Over 4,500 members nationwide
Mailing Address
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
1577 Spring Hill Rd., Suite 310
Vienna, VA 22182  
General Contact Information
Phone: 703-942-5711*
Fax: 703-563-9504
Email
*Please note NAELA's office staff CANNOT assist the public with their legal needs. If you are seeking legal advice, please click on the “Find an Attorney” button located at the top of this page.