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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NJ NAELA Chapter's response to the COVID-19 Crisis.

April 9th Response Letter
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Special Order 4/8/20
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News

NAELA Joins Other Organizations Opposing Immunity Waivers
9/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA recognizes the tragedy of nursing home resident deaths since COVID-19 and the importance of holding nursing homes accountable for the care they provide to residents.
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Social Security Celebrates 85th Anniversary
8/12/2020  Press Release
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired.
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NAELA Celebrates 2020 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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NAELA Attorneys Receive Theresa Award
7/21/2020  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that NAELA Fellows Myra G. Gilfix, and Michael Gilfix, CAP (Palo Alto, Calif.) were named the 2020 recipients of the Theresa Award.
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Shirley Berger Whitenack, CAP, Fellow

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Shirley Berger Whitenack, CAP, Fellow

Shirley B. Whitenack focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning and advocacy, probate, estate and trust litigation and estate planning and administration. Ms. Whitenack is nationally recognized in her areas of concentration. She is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), is a NAELA Fellow and a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners. The recipient of numerous awards, she is quoted in ...
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