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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Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services - Updated December 2018

December 3, 2018 Update on Amici Curiae of NAELA and Special Needs Alliance Read More

Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust - August 2018

Amici Curiae of NC NAELA, Disability Rights North Carolina, North Carolina Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Association and Corporation of Guardianship Read More

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