National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

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Member Webinar Series

Members please check the member resource page for information on our upcoming Webinar series, which will begin in December 2021 and continue into 2022.

We are proud to announce that through NJ NAELA’s advocacy, the NJ Supreme Court has relaxed R. 1:21-12 to provide an Exemption from the Madden v. Delran, 126 N.J. 591 (1992) pro bono requirements.  
NJ NAELA's response to the COVID-19 Crisis
April 9th Response Letter
(Adobe PDF File)
Special Order 4/8/20
(Adobe PDF File)


2022 Trusts with a Twist Virtual Education

9/26/2022  Announcement
Make plans today to attend Trusts with a Twist 2022. NAELA's newest virtual education program.
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October Is National Special Needs Law Month

9/26/2022  Press Release
Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Focus on Education and Awareness of Legal Options for People with Disabilities and Their Families
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

9/25/2022  Announcement
Save the date for the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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2022 President’s Recognition Award

6/22/2022  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is proud to announce NAELA President Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, CAP, has selected Surfing For Autism to receive the 2022 President’s Recognition Award.
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