NAELA News & Journal Online

Psychiatric Advance Directives

Journal Article

By  Elizabeth J. Hartery, Esq.
The first half of this article summarizes the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (UHCDA) and the features of state PAD statutes. The second half summarizes support for and criticism of PADs and advocates for a model uniform PAD act.

Letter of Intent

News Article

By  Kelly Piacenti, ChSNC
Every person has different needs, and everyone has different wishes for their loved one. The letter of intent (LOI) can provide a parent or guardian who is caring for a loved one with special needs the opportunity to help future caregivers quickly le

The New NAELA News CAPsules Column: Words of Wisdom from a CAP

News Article

By  April D. Hill, CELA, CAP
An invitation to all CAP members to contribute to this new column.

Book Review: What Are You Going Through

Journal Article

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
What would you do if a longtime friend with a terminal illness asked you to live in the country with her for the last months of her life before ending her own life with medicine obtained for that purpose?

The Subversion of Medicaid Planning That Hurts Spouses and Families

News Article

By  NAELA Publications
The NAELA Litigation Committee is interested in learning more from NAELA members about how our clients are being served or mis-served by these different arrangements.

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act in 7-2 Ruling

News Article

By  Erica Asbell, Esq.
On June 17, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its opinion on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reversed the lower court ruling that the ACA was unconstitutional. This highly awaited opinion guarantees that tens of millions of Am

I Care A Lot and the Unrelenting Quest for the Highest Quality Guardianship Services

News Article

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
As an attorney who has dedicated much of my career to providing guardianship services for vulnerable people, watching the recent Netflix film, I Care A Lot, was disheartening.

The Overview: Stimulus Payments

News Article

By  Lindsay C. Jones, Esq.
Stimulus payments, also referred to as advance tax credits or Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), have been the unfortunate subject of misinformation and confusion.

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: 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.

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.