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.


CMS: More Than 250,000 Have Gained Access to Postpartum Coverage through Medicaid Extensions

6/23/22 |  Story

If all states adopted this option, as many as 720,000 pregnant and postpartum people across the country could gain access, CMS says.
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Medicaid Managed Care Plans Coming Under Scrutiny

6/21/22 |  Story

States looked to Medicaid managed care plans to control costs and provide some predictability. Now a growing number are asking questions of the plans and investigating whether the plans are living up to their state contracts.
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Justice Department Sues American Health Foundation and Its Affiliates for Providing Grossly Substandard Nursing Home Services

6/16//22 |  Story

The Justice Department has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against American Health Foundation (AHF), its affiliate AHF Management Corporation, and three affiliated nursing homes.
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HHS Extends American Rescue Plan Spending Deadline for States to Expand and Enhance Home- and Community-Based Services for People with Medicaid

6/10//22 |  Story

States will have an additional year to use American Rescue Plan funds to strengthen the home care workforce and expand access to services.
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ACL Is Seeking Grant Reviewers with Disabilities

6/9//22 |  Story

ACL’s Administration on Disabilities is seeking paid peer reviewers for a variety of grant competitions, in particular, reviewers with disabilities.
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Creating a Special Needs Trust? Here Are the Costs, What You Need to Know and Who to Use

5/24/22 |  Story

Special needs trusts are essential for the well-being of a person with special needs, experts say.
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2022 President’s Recognition Award

6/22/2022  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is proud to announce NAELA President Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, CAP, has selected Surfing For Autism to receive the 2022 President’s Recognition Award.
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2022 NAELA Theresa Award Honors Elder Law Pioneer, Peter J. Strauss

6/17/2022  Press Release
The Theresa Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for people with special needs.
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

6/14/2022  Announcement
Save the date for the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Names C. Grace Whiting, J.D., as Incoming Executive Director

1/3/2022  Press Release
Leading national association of elder law and special needs law attorneys anticipates expanded need for legal services as America ages
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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. 

Andrew Boyer, Esq., BCS, Sarasota, Florida

  • 2022 NAELA Annual Conference Committee
  • NAELA Programs and Publications Steering Committee
  • Webinar Planning Subcommittee
“Staff makes it really easy to serve on committees. You receive a lot of guidance along the way, especially if you’re someone who’s new to getting involved in committees.”