Pre-Conference Programs
(separate registration required)
Wednesday, May 13: Essentials Practicum (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Thursday, May 14:
VA Accreditation Workshop (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Thursday, May 14:
NAELA Tax School (
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

2015 Annual Conference
Thursday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.  through Saturday, May, 16, 12:45 p.m.

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes,
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL

For over 25 years, NAELA's Annual Conference has provided Elder and Special Needs Law professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn, discover, and succeed in the field. NAELA members and speakers have helped define this area of law and at this year’s Annual Conference, you'll engage with thought-provoking speakers, experience cutting-edge Continuing Legal Education programming designed to help you expand your outlook, and sharpen the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your practice. 

Special Guest Speakers

Natalie B. Choate*

Ms. Choate practices law in Boston, Massachusetts, with the firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.  Her practice is limited to consulting on estate planning and retirement benefits matters. Her books Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits and The QPRT Manual are leading resources for estate planning professionals. 
* Ms. Choate's appearance is proudly co-sponsored by NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP)

Meryl Gordon 

Meryl Gordon is the author of The Phantom of Fifth Avenue, as well as the author of Mrs Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of A Family Beyond Reproach. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is considered an expert on “elder abuse” and has appeared on NPR, CNN and other 

outlets whenever there is a high-profile case.



Essentials Practicum: May 13 – A Preprogram Event
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ($455/member)
Are you thinking about expanding your current practice or interested in gaining a basic understanding of Elder and Special Needs Law? The Essentials Practicum is a one-day event that is tailored to provide you with a solid overview of Elder Law by working through case studies, hypothetical exercises under the guidance of top experts in Elder Law. 

Annual Conference
May 14 - 16, 2015 ($695/member)
Kick off - Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., program wraps up on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.
The 2015 Annual Conference is designed to keep you current with sessions offering the Latest in Elder Law including legislative and case law updates.  

Networking and Social Activities
Among the many reasons attorneys attend NAELA programs is the opportunity to network with others in the Elder and Special Needs Law field. The advice gained and lessons learned outside the classroom are invaluable.

The 2015 Annual Conference Program Schedule

View our micro site for the latest updated information for this program.

Guest Speakers....

Natalie B. Choate
proudly co-sponsored by Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP)

Meryl Gordon

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL  32837
Phone:  1-800-566-9432
Room Rate:  $229 per night, valid thru April 3, 2015 (mention NAELA to receive this discounted rate)

General Inquiries
Pam Yanni            


(703) 942-5711 ext. 231