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.


Veterans, Military Retirees Will See a 2.8 Percent COLA Boost for 2019

10/22/2018|  Story

Veterans receiving disability pay and military retirees will see a 2.8 percent cost-of-living boost starting in December, their largest increase in six years.
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HHS Watchdog To Probe Enforcement Of Nursing Home Staffing Standards

10/19/2018|  Story

The inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services this month launched an examination into federal oversight of skilled nursing facilities amid signs some homes aren’t meeting Medicare’s minimum staffing requirements.
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Take This Key Step to Strengthen Your Retirement Savings in 2019

10/15/2018|  Story

If you want to position your retirement savings for success in 2019, now is the right time to do it.
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Americans Think 61 Is the Ideal Age to Retire—Here's What Money Experts Say

10/11/2018|  Story

Americans think the ideal age to retire is 61. Unfortunately, according to a recent survey from financial website Bankrate, which polled 10 certified financial planners from different parts of the country, it may be wise to wait longer.
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NAELA Announces 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award
10/17/2018  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) named René H. Reixach, Jr., and Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, as the recipients of the 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award for their outstanding achievement and dedication to li
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/12/2018  Press Release
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 15-21, 2018. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) celebrates this week by highlighting the importance of assisting clients and their families in meeting their retirement, long-term car
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NAELA Prepares for Major Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits
10/9/2018  Press Release
On September 18, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) issued major changes to its Veterans Pension, including “Aid and Attendance,” and other needs-based benefits. The rules go into effect on October 18, 2018.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month This October
9/28/2018  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to th
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NAELA Welcomes Hearing on Bill to Transition People with Disabilities Back Home
9/4/2018  Press Release
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, on H.R. 5306, the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act.
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Featured Events

Event Detail
2018 NAELA Summit
11/15/2018 - 11/17/2018

Chicago, IL

Featured Content

Product Details
eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.

Featured Member Volunteer

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

Launa Slater, Esq., South Burlington, VT

Volunteered on:
  • President of NAELA Vermont Chapter
  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board, New and Transitioning Attorneys Section Liaison
"NAELA was one of the first organizations I joined after I became a member of the Vermont Bar. As a member of the Vermont Chapter of NAELA, I’ve enjoyed meeting and sharing ideas with nearly every Elder Law attorney in my state, many of whom have become invaluable resources. I also find the NAELA Member Directory helpful as I often have reason to refer clients to Elder Law attorneys outside of Vermont.

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