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.


The High Cost of Taking Away Prisoners' Medicaid Coverage

4/23/2018|  Story

Local jails and prisons are required to provide prisoners with adequate health care. But the interruption of federal and state programs inmates had been depending on can cause major problems, making it more likely that people will cycle in and out of jail.
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Medicare Advisers Recommend Payment Cuts to Many Free-Standing ERs

4/20/2018|  Story

Free-standing emergency departments have been cropping up across the U.S. in recent years and now number more than 500, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an agency that reports to Congress.
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New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout

4/19/2018|  Story

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S.
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Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

4/18/2018|  Story

Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.
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Social Security Benefits for Grandchildren

4/17/2018|  Story

In some cases, dependent children are eligible for Social Security based on their retired, disabled or deceased grandparent's benefits.
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NAELA Joins Brief Supporting Suit Against Administration’s Approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver
4/9/2018  Press Release
Last Friday, NAELA together with AARP, AARP Foundation, Justice in Aging, and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) submitted a brief in the case against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for approving a waiver of t
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Stewart, et al. v Azar
4/9/2018  News Story
Amici Curiae of NAELA, AARP, AARP Foundation, Justice in Aging, and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
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NAELA Supports World Autism Awareness Day
4/2/2018  Press Release
According to a recent Disability Scoop article, the federal government approved a spending measure which includes Kevin and Avonte’s Law, allocating federal dollars to address wandering among children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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NAELA Supports National Consumer Protection Week
3/3/2018  Press Release
NAELA supports National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2018.
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NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
2/28/2018  Press Release
This March, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
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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.

Julia K. Price, Esq., Knoxville, TN

Volunteers on:
  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board
  • NAELA Tennessee Chapter Finance Committee
  • NAELA Tennessee Chapter Membership Committee
"Before I joined these committees, the only NAELA members I knew were the ones in my office. It’s nice to meet other members from all over the country."

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