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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Richard J. Shapiro, CELA, CAP

Featured Member

Richard J. Shapiro, CELA, CAP

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP is a preeminent law firm in New York's Hudson Valley. Along with litigation and transactional work, our estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning team features three knowledgeable and experienced attorneys along with a support team of three dedicated legal assistants.