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 New Jersey State 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.
Your membership includes subscriptions to NAELA News and NAELA Journal.
NAELA Newsis 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 Journalis 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:
Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Advocacy
Practice Development & Management
Special Needs Law
Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
New Or Transitioning Attorneys
National Elder Law Month
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.