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.


For Older Adults With Disabilities, Finding Good Long-Term Care Can Be Hit and Miss

2/7/2023 |  Story

Advice from this AARP article: "Elder care attorneys can advise you,"..."if you feel that discrimination has occurred or that promised accommodations haven’t materialized."
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State Dept. Agrees to Pay $37M to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

2/6/2023 |  Story

The State Department, settling a lawsuit spanning nearly two decades, is easing some restrictions that plaintiffs say unfairly denied Foreign Service jobs to individuals with disabilities.
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Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Guide 2023

1/11/2023 |  Story

This guide helps people understand when to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit, who can be held accountable for the abuse, and what types of compensation should be available for losses.
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New Analysis Sheds Light on Covid-19 Excess Mortality for Nursing Homes Vs. HCBS

1/11/2023 |  Story

COVID-19 mortality rates for younger residents in nursing homes were comparable to those in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) from March 2020 through December 2020 – specifically HCBS recipients and nursing home residents 65 and younger.
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Victory and Opportunity in 2022 Omnibus

1/20/2023  Press Release
Working with many partners and leaders representing older adults and people with disabilities, NAELA advocated for key provisions of the omnibus that are now enshrined in law.
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

11/9/2022  Announcement
Make your plans today to attend the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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NAELA Urges CMS to Streamline Medicaid

11/7/2022  Announcement
NAELA urges CMS to streamline Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes
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NAELA and Partners Ask Congress to Fund SSA

11/3/2022  Announcement
NAELA joins the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) to ask Congress to properly fund the Social Security Administration (SSA). Staff losses and outdated phone systems need to be addressed.
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Podcast: How Legal Documentation Helps Prepare for Hard Decisions

10/24/2022  Recorded Seminar/Webinar
Podcast: How Legal Documentation Helps Prepare for Hard Decisions with C. Grace Whiting.
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Mark Munson, CELA, CAP

Mark Munson, CELA, CAP, Wausau, Wisconsin

  • State Advocacy Committee
  • Wisconsin Chapter Board
  • Wisconsin Legislative Litigation Group
“I’m a strong believer in giving back somehow, someway. It allows me to continue to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of other people.”