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.


The Medicare Part D Drug Plan Donut Hole Is Closed, What Does That Mean?

1/22/20|  Story

Just about every Medicare beneficiary has heard about the donut hole in a Medicare Part D drug plan. Many will admit they don’t understand it but they all know it means drugs will cost more.
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The End of Retirement

1/21/20|  Story

The conventional wisdom—save enough to retire at age 65—won’t work for the generation starting their careers today, writes columnist John D. Stoll.
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Medicaid Expansion May Have Saved Thousands from Drug Overdose Deaths

1/17/20|  Story

Expanding Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act may have saved as many as 8,132 people from fatal opioid overdoses, virtually all involving heroin and fentanyl, a study released Friday suggests.
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Nursing Home Eviction? Know Your Loved One’s Rights

1/16/20|  Story

Thousands of families face the predicament every year.
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Thousands of Housing Vouchers for Veterans Went Unused Last Year, Hurting Efforts to End Homelessness

1/15/20|  Story

Lawmakers want to know why thousands of housing vouchers for destitute veterans are going unused each year despite almost 38,000 potential recipients still living on the street.
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NAELA Provides Guidance on SECURE Act
1/16/2020  Press Release
New legislation impacts retirement tax policy
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Now Accepting Powley Nominations
1/14/2020  Announcement
Deadline: January 21, 2020 - Nominate a fellow NAELA member
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International Travel Experience for NAELA Members
1/14/2020  Announcement
NAELA is excited to announce its newest member trip: "Law And Culture: Portugal."
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Upcoming National Law Conference Focuses on Seniors and People with Special Needs - 2019 Summit
11/11/2019  Press Release
The NAELA Summit will be held November 14-16, 2019, at the Capitol Hilton. Hosted by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), this event for elder and special needs law attorneys will engage attendees beyond a lecture by offering discussi
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/7/2019  Press Release
Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Julie M. Fiedler, CELA, San Ramon, Calif.

  • NAELA Northern California Chapter Member and Chapter Past-President
  • 2016 NAELA Annual Conference Co-Chair
  • 2015 NAELA Summit Planning Committee Member
  • Past NAELA Board Member
"My involvement with NAELA has been invaluable: our mission and important goals accomplished, the people and lifelong friendships I've developed, the comprehensive education in elder law and special needs planning, and significant revenue from many NAELA members' referrals. I recommend every member be as involved as possible!"
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