About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities by focusing on litigation and regulatory advocacy, amicus briefs, research and education/scholarships. 

  • The Foundation's Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical important to older Americans and people with disabilities. 
  • The Cohen Sister's Scholarship for Patient Advocacy awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so they can attend national education events.  
Announcements

Comedy and Cake  

The NAELA Foundation will be offering a unique combination for this fall's fundraiser by hosting a comedy night that will cap off a month long cake decorating contest. Join us on December 11th at 8pm for an hour of comedy and the grand finale announcement of the decorating contest. MORE DETAILS

NAELA Foundation Hosts Successful Trivia Night and Raises Funds to Support Critical Issues

On June 25, 78 NAELA members, family and friends, divided onto 15 teams to match wits against each other and Trivia MC extraordinaire, NAELA Past President Jennifer VanderVeen, CELA, CAP, Fellow all while supporting the Foundation’s mission to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities.  READ MORE

News

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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