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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Chapter Officers Announced
The following slate of Officers will serve the 2021-2022 term
Immediate Past President - Gretchen Kenney
President - Kass Day-Seiter
VP - Rachel Rosenfeld
Treasurer - Jeff Hall
Secretary - Alyssa Boylan 
New Directors serving a two year term - Josie Porras Corporon and Corbin O'Donnell
Directors serving second year of their term - Julie Fiedler and Heather Chubb

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SoCal NAELA Chapter Board Nominations


I’d like to announce that Nominations for next year’s So Cal NAELA Board Positions are now open.

Please email all of your Nominations to me, Jordan Parr and/or Jasmine Gomez:

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The available Board Positions are:

Director (General Board Member Position, 1 year commitment)

Secretary (Executive Board Member Position, 4 to 5 year commitment)

We have multiple Director positions open. Directors serve as an Advisory Board to the Executive Board.

Director Positions are up for reelection every year.

If you are currently a Director and wish to continue as a Director, please let us know.

Nominations will remain open through August 19, 2023. The candidates will then be posted on the Cal NAELA website and the Election will be held virtually. Voting will occur between August 20, 2023 and September 20, 2023. Every member will receive an email with a link to vote (anonymously) on August 20, 2023. The Election results will be announced at our next Chapter Meeting on September 21, 2023 (exact time TBD), which we are hoping to hold in person in Long Beach for the first time since the pandemic!

Thank you for your time, and feel free to email me any questions.


Justin McDermott SoCal NAELA President

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