NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Nursing Homes and Emergency Preparedness

9/20/2017 |  Story

We look at how prepared nursing homes are for emergencies after eight people died in Florida when a facility lost power after Hurricane Irma.
Full Story

The Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance Market Crumbles

9/19/2017 |  Story

Only about 89,000 people bought private long-term care insurance in 2016, a nearly 14 percent decline from 2015, according to an industry survey.
Full Story

Retirement Account Withdrawal Rules Loosened for Hurricane Irma Victims

9/18/2017 |  Story

With millions of Floridians still without power after Hurricane Irma, the Internal Revenue Service has announced it’s making it easier to tap retirement account money for needs related to Irma’s fury.
Full Story

Why the Wealthy Should Not Care About Estate Taxes

9/15/2017 |  Story

Death and taxes – it is so cliché. For as long as the estate tax has existed there has been debate and panic around the issue.
Full Story

Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes

9/14/2017 |  Story

In one Senate office building, some of the leading lights of the Democratic Party gathered Wednesday to embrace what was once a proposal only of the far left: a huge expansion of Medicare, large enough to open the popular, government-run health program to all Americans.
Full Story

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

9/13/2017 |  Story

Losses from elder fraud cases cost more than $36 billion each year.
Full Story


Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill
9/20/2017  Story
Last week, Congress introduced the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill, which would essentially turn the ACA's insurance subsidies and tax credits as well as federal Medicaid funding into state block grants.
Read more
Update on Hutson v. Mosier
9/19/2017  Story
With the help of NAELA members Molly M. Wood, Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, and Craig C. Reaves, CELA, CAP, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) submitted an amicus brief in the case of Hutson v. Mosier, which involved the district court impositi
Read more
Now Accepting 2018 Powley Award Nominations
9/14/2017  Announcement
The Powley Elder Law Award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs and of how Elder Law attorn
Read more
Now Accepting 2018 Theresa Award Nominations
9/14/2017  Announcement
The Theresa Award is an annual community service award presented by the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation to a NAELA member in recognition of his or her advocacy and support of individuals with special needs.
Read more
Now Accepting 2018 Cohn Scholarship Applications
9/14/2017  Announcement
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation proudly announces the availability of the Cohn Sisters’ Scholarships for Patient Advocacy for attendance at the 2018 NAELA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 17-19).
Read more

Featured Content

Product Details
elearning Course: Traditional Medicaid Planning

This online, self-paced, bite-sized digital workshop covers the key components of how to help clients plan for traditional Medicaid Planning for a single persons. This NAELA E-learning combines articles, expert videos, quizes and further suggested reading material.

Featured Video: Meet NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP