Welcome to Northern and Southern California Chapters of NAELA

We are two communities of attorneys who specialize in handling the legal issues that affect older Americans and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with special needs. Our chapters support member attorneys throughout the state of California who are committed to the practice of Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Law.

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News & Events
Free Lunch & Learn For Members

April 23, 2021 12 PM - 1 PM PT

How to Complete the Medi-Cal Application - Nuts & Bolts..  RSVP HERE

  
Quarterly Meeting

June 4, 2021

Joint meeting with the Minnesota NAELA Chapter with a presentation on crossover conservatorship matters.

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Gregory Wilcox, CELA, Fellow

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Gregory Wilcox, CELA, Fellow

I am a public benefits planner, focusing on qualifying my clients for government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal (aka, Medicaid), Veterans Pensions, and housing assistance. Most of my clients are elderly or disabled, or the friends and family of such people. I do nursing home planning for elderly people and special needs trusts for disabled younger people. Co-author of attorney references: "California Elder Law: An ...
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News & Events
Nominations Open For Southern California Chapter Board Members

Deadline is April 16, 2021 at 5:00PM
Please email nominations to Michelle Lepich:
mlepich@ferruzzo.com
Open Positions: Secretary and Board Members at Large

Nominations will be posted on our website

  
June Quarterly Meeting and Presentation

Thursday, June 10th, 11:45 PT

Dennis Sandoval will educate us on Retirement Accounts & Special Needs Trust After the SECURE Act. 1.5 MCLE Credits (applying for specialization credits)

Link for registration will be sent through member listserv and posted here

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Brian Phelps

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Brian Phelps

Lagerlof is a team of trusted legal advisors on a mission to provide every client with clarity and understanding to succeed in a complex world. We stand for innovation tempered with practicality, for thoroughness countered with common sense, and above all else, for impeccable integrity. We strive to be trusted counselors and not just attorneys. Our goal is to establish lasting relationships, and to that end have served many of our clients for dec...
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