Membership in NAELA is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest developments happening in the state and take part in chapter specific educational events and listserv. 

When asked, Why NAELA? Here’s what NAELA members had to say:
“As an attorney new to the practice of elder law, I am grateful to NAELA for providing me access to other practitioners with whom to confer via CLE/networking events, listservs, and what seems like an endless supply of online resources and webinars that range from the basics to the more complex topics.”
“NAELA gives me the opportunity to raise my voice to advocate on the state level on behalf of my clients.”

“I belong to NAELA because it allows me to connect with and learn from other highly respected and knowledgeable attorneys who are dedicated to elder law issues."

NAELA leads in inspiring and empowering attorneys to enhance the quality of life for the older adults and those with special needs. Member attorneys receive a wealth of benefits and support:
Continuing Legal Education

As a leading provider of continuing legal education seminars on Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, NAELA sponsors an annual symposium and an advanced institute. Both programs offer practitioners the latest information on topics including tax issues, estate planning, Medicaid and Medicare and practice management. In addition, the NJ NAELA Un-Program provides members the opportunity to brainstorm about state issues affecting their practices in informal small group discussions.


Both the national member and chapter listserv is a valuable service that allows members to participate in discussions on substantive issues as well as practice management and development issues, and receive immediate feedback from hundreds of members throughout the state or country.

NAELA Publications

Your membership includes subscriptions to NAELA News and NAELA Journal. NAELA News is a vibrant bi-monthly magazine that publishes articles relating to elder law and special needs planning as well as articles representing state chapters and special interest groups and events. NAELA Journal is contains substantive articles covering a wide-range of topics including: health insurance, estate planning, administration of estates, trusts, long-term care placement, elder abuse, fraud recovery, age discrimination and mental health law.

Public Policy Activities

Member attorneys are kept abreast of ever-changing legislation through the activities of the NAELA Public Policy Committee. NAELA members get copies of legislation, sample letters to representatives and senators, updates on NAELA public policy activities, and other tools to influence legislation affecting clients and their families.


Members have the opportunity to participate in specialized Sections of NAELA that enhance their practice. Section subscribers receive articles, cases, and newsletters related to the specific topic of your chosen Section. They are:

  • Advocacy/Litigation
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Advocacy
  • Practice Development & Management
  • Special Needs Law
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
  • New Or Transitioning Attorneys

    NAELA members have a unique opportunity to participate in various activities in their local communities while promoting Elder Law. By educating the public about Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, NAELA members gain the visibility and credibility that will enhance their practice.


    Be part of an organization that inspires, empowers and values elder law and special needs planning attorneys and join today.


    Missouri NAELA Membership

    In addition to your NAELA dues, members are eligible to join the Chapter. Membership dues for the NAELA Missouri chapter is $50 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

    If you are already an active member of NAELA and would like to add the Missouri Chapter to your membership, please complete the chapter application (link below) or sign in to and click on the DUES CART.

    Membership Inquiries  

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    Chapter Application
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