About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus briefs, and education and scholarships. The Foundation Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical importance to older Americans and people with special needs. Through the Cohn Sisters' Scholarships for Patient Advocacy, the Foundation awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so that they can attend national education events.

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Advocacy Now

Grassroots advocacy has become all the more important as we work with a new Congress and Administration. Read More

The Litigation Front: Another Chance to Be a Hero or Heroine

The NAELA Litigation Committee, in coordination with the NAELA Foundation, wants to work with NAELA members to protect the rights of our clients through litigation, when all else has failed. Read More