NAELA News & Journal Online

Two More Plumbers Look at the Leak: Purchasing an Annuity in an Institutionalized Spouse’s IRA That

Journal Article

By  Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, and Professor David English
A recent article in NAELA Journal addressed the problem of how to maximize Medicaid benefits and minimize the tax burden for an institutionalized spouse who has a substantial individual retirement account (IRA) in a state where the account is not exe

Dementia, Guns, and Red Flag Laws: Can Indiana's Statute Balance Elders' Constitutional Rights and P

Journal Article

By  Sarah Lynn Blodgett, JD
This article examines Indiana’s statute and how it affects elders with dementia-related illnesses. First, the article discusses the creation of the Indiana red flag law and how it passed constitutional muster. Next, the article addresses types of dem

Commentary on Do Elder Law Practitioners and the American Legal Profession Need an Ethical

Journal Article

By  Professor Roberta K. Flowers
Commentary on article by Garth A. Molander

Do Elder Law Practitioners and the American Legal Profession Need an Ethical Confidentiality Rule or

Journal Article

By  Garth A. Molander, JD, LLM
The purpose of this article is to briefly review the policy concerns of both confidentiality and the evidentiary attorney-client privilege to determine whether Model Rule 1.6 and the evidentiary attorney-client privilege can exist without each other.

The Big Teleconference Solutions

News Article

By  Audrey Ehrhardt, Esq., CBC
The post-pandemic landscape provides a variety of readily available teleconferencing platforms. While many were there before the start of 2020, the solutions they provide to all users were nowhere near as seamless or integrated into daily operations

Remote Client Meetings: Are You Zooming Past Privacy Concerns in the Age of COVID-19?

News Article

By  Jana R. McCreary, LLM
Our duties to our clients to protect their private and confidential information do not change even if our communication method does. Those duties, however, probably don’t increase either—even if some new challenges arise.

NAELA Foundation Responds to COVID-19 Crisis by Awarding Advocacy and Litigation Grants

News Article

By  Faith Boettger and David M. Goldfarb, Esq., CAE
Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the underlying weaknesses of our long-term care (LTC) system in the most tragic of ways.

Book Review: A Lawyer's Guide to Working with Special Needs Clients

Journal Article

By  Amanda Hsiao, Esq.
In A Lawyer’s Guide to Working with Special Needs Clients, attorney Richard A. Courtney explains the area of special needs law and includes valuable practice tips and insights in a compendium for lawyers beginning, or already entrenched in, the pract

COVID-19 and Remote Notarization: State-by-State Variances

News Article

By  Erica Asbell, Esq.
This pandemic has forced people to re-evaluate their lives in more ways than we can count. For many people, it has raised the issue of end-of-life decisions and estate planning in the event that the person catches COVID-19.

50-State Medicaid Survey

News Article

By  Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Tammy R. Lawlor, Esq., Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq., and Scott Silverberg, Esq.
This chart will serve as a valuable reference tool for attorneys to use in cross-border Medicaid planning for their clients with interests in multiple states.

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
LGBTQ Aging
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.