CAP is governed by a peer-appointed steering committee. The committee sets the standards for nominations and member benefits, including an annual conference featuring:
  • High-level speakers
  • Discussions on the latest trends in the practice of elder law and special needs planning
  • Information and commentary on cutting-edge topics

NAELA CAP Steering Committee


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others.

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Donald D. Vanarelli, CELA, CAP

Featured Member

Donald D. Vanarelli, CELA, CAP

Donald D. Vanarelli was lead counsel in Saccone v. Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, a precedent-setting Special Needs Trust case decided by the NJ Supreme Court and in In re Keri, a landmark NJ Supreme Court Guardianship case. The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families, and families in conflict. We guide our clients through the complex areas of estate tax l...