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.


Why People With Disabilities Want Bans on Plastic Straws to Be More Flexible

7/12/2018|  Story

It was a hot day at the zoo when Jordan Carlson's son, who has motor-planning delays, got thirsty. "We went to the snack bar and found out they had a 'no straw' policy," Carlson says. "It was a hot day and he couldn't drink."
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Only 3% of Workers Who Have Experienced Age Discrimination Filed a Formal Complaint

7/11/2018|  Story

A new report examines the state of age discrimination in the workplace 50 years after the Age Discrimination in Employment Act went into effect.
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HHS Secretary: Recent Drug Price Increases 'Creating a Tipping Point'

7/10/2018|  Story

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Monday rebuked drug companies for recent price increases.
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Do Your Homework Before Moving into a Retirement Community

7/9/2018|  Story

Retirees hoping to spend their golden years in an idyllic retirement community should slow down before signing over their savings.
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This Could Be the Biggest Blow to Your Retirement

7/6/2018|  Story

Most people expect their spending to go down in retirement — in fact, the rule of thumb is typically that you’ll spend just 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income.
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CMS to Test Medicare Advantage as Alternative Payment Model Under MACRA

7/5/2018|  Story

The CMS wants to launch an experiment that allows doctors in Medicare Advantage plans to qualify as participating in an alternative pay model.
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NAELA Praises Ruling to Block Kentucky Medicaid Waiver
7/2/2018  Press Release
On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) approval of a Kentucky Medicaid waiver that would have led to an estimated 95,000 individuals losing h
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NAELA Urges Passage of Bill to Transition People with Disabilities Back to Home
6/22/2018  Press Release
In recognition of the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, NAELA urges Congress to fund the program that gets people out of nursing homes and back into the community.
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NAELA Praises John Oliver’s Coverage of Guardianship, Here’s How to Protect Yourself
6/7/2018  Press Release
As many people saw on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, abuses by guardians and other fiduciaries does sadly occur.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2018 President’s Recognition Award
5/29/2018  Press Release
NAELA President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP, selected CHD Meadows Homes and Pathlight as recipients of the 2018 NAELA President's Award
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NAELA Joins Aging Advocates Urging CMS to Deny Arizona’s Harmful Request to End Prior Quarter Covera
5/23/2018  Press Release
Yesterday, NAELA together with other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), submitted a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Arizona’s proposed Section 1115 waiver of Medicaid prior quar
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Featured Events

Featured Content

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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.


Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq., Clark, NJ

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA Alliances Committee
  • NAELA Litigation Committee
  • NAELA Nominating Committee
  • NAELA Public Policy Steering Committee
  • NAELA State Advocates Committee
  • NJ NAELA President-Elect
"I feel more connected but also more motivated to go to more conferences to create stronger relationships with people I hear from on the phone. It isn’t always easy to make friends at these conferences and make those connections. I feel a much stronger bond with the national organization from my NAELA committee involvement and part of that means going to the in-person events to gain perspective and broaden NAELA contacts and relationships. I finally feel that confidence."

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