About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus briefs, and education and scholarships. The Foundation Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical importance to older Americans and people with special needs. Through the Cohn Sisters' Scholarships for Patient Advocacy, the Foundation awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so that they can attend national education events.

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NAELA Foundation Now Accepting New Foundation Trustee Nominations Through February 29,2020

INAELA Foundation’s Nominating Committee is seeking NAELA members and non-members who are interested in joining the Foundation Board of Trustees to support the Foundation’s mission through grant making, governance and fundraising.  Applications are open through February 29, 2020. Both NAELA member and non-member forms can be found below.


Hegadorn v. Department of Health and Human Services - July 2018

Amici Curiae of Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of State Bar of Michigan and NAELA Michigan Chapter, and NAELA Read More

NAELA Connecticut Chapter, et al. v. Bremby

In support of the NAELA Connecticut Chapter, et al. v. Bremby Read More

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