NAELA News & Journal Online

Issue Brief on Medicaid Estate Recovery

News Article

By  Justice in Aging, CANHR, NAELA, NHeLP, and Western Center on Law & Poverty
NAELA, along with Justice and Aging and other advocacy organizations, has published an issue brief on the Medicaid estate recovery program.

Book Review: The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World

Journal Article

By  Kevin T. Horner, Esq.
Legal service providers need to adopt a more tailored, focused delivery of their services to clients to match the expectations of the modern consumer and make their experience as effortless as possible.

Book Review: A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

Journal Article

By  Joanne Barry Spellane, Esq.
The authors wrote this guide for a broad audience, including those who have received a serious medical diagnosis, and their caregivers and friends.

Beware of the Con in Conservatorships: A Perfect Storm for Financial Elder Abuse in Californ

Journal Article

By  Kenneth Heisz, Esq.
In California, most financial elder abuse claims are addressed by probate courts in the context of conservatorships, which are sought to prevent someone from abusing or exploiting a vulnerable adult.

Book Review: Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Journal Article

By  Amanda C. Hsiao, Esq.
How do loved ones and others make medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated patient in the intensive care unit (ICU)?

Nursing Home Visitation Changes

News Article

By  Andrew R. Boyer, Esq., and Edwin M. Boyer, Esq., CAP, Fellow
Following the administration of the COVID vaccines, and with nursing home residents and health care workers having priority status, the infection rates dropped significantly, reducing the risk of infection and death. This prompted CMS to review its

Book Review: We’ve Come a Long Way But Have a Long Way To Go — Review of Shortlisted: Women in the

Journal Article

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
The recent confirmation battle over President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court previously held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, by professors Renee

Predatory Marriage

Journal Article

By  Mark J. Esposito, JD
An offshoot of the general topic of undue influence in probate litigation is the issue of someone with access to an elder marrying him or her, even if the elder does not fully understand what is occurring.

Why We Are Failing Family Caregivers

Journal Article

By  Aviv S. Bliwas, JD
The family caregiver support system not only needs to improve its outreach to caregivers to make them aware that such a system exists, it also needs to better educate the health care staff who meet with caregivers and field their questions.

NAELA Foundation Awards $53,000 in 2020 to Support Older Americans and Those with Disabilities

News Article

By  Stuart D. Zimring, CAP, Fellow
During 2020, NAELA Foundation Board of Trustees awarded a record $53,000 in total grants to members, NAELA State Chapters, and nonprofit organizations who advocate or litigate issues that are of importance to NAELA members and the clients they serve.

NAELA Journal and NAELA News Call for Articles and Case Notes


NAELA Journal publishes substantive articles (5,000-10,000 words) on significant topics in elder law and special needs planning as well as case notes of significant state or federal cases that are of importance or interest to attorneys practicing elder law and special needs planning. Presentations at conferences can often translate into Journal articles, as can substantive briefs on issues being litigated in the trial courts or on appeal.
NAELA News welcomes shorter (500-1,500 words), substantive articles on elder law and special needs planning topics, case notes of significant state or federal cases, practice management, and practice development. Articles should deal with timely issues in elder law and special needs planning, provide how-to information, or be about a recent event of interest to the elder law and special needs planning community.

Articles are peer-reviewed and publication in NAELA Journal and NAELA News is a recognition of your expertise.

Possible topics for either publication include:
Aging in the Community
Health Care and Aging
Special Needs Planning
Ethical Issues
Mental Health and Aging
Multicultural Aging
Policy and Advocacy
Public Benefits
Case Notes
Other substantive topics of interest to attorneys practicing elder law and special needs planning. 

See the Guidelines for Submission for more information.