NAELA News & Journal Online

20 Questions and 20 Answers from the NAELA 5-Year Trust Lunch & Learn Webinar

News Article

By  Donna Jackson, LLM, Mark T. Johnson, CELA, Leonard E. Mondschein, LLM, CELA, CAP, and Meghan M. Teigen, Esq.
On July 23, 2020, NAELA hosted a Lunch & Learn webinar entitled 5-Year Trusts Benefits, Pitfalls, and Solutions.

Guardianships During COVID-19: Perspectives From NAELA Practitioners

News Article

By  James Owen, Esq.; Meredith Grocott, Esq.; Shirley Whitenack, CAP, Fellow; Shannon D. Taylor, Esq.; and Audra Simovitch, Esq.
COVID-19 has caused the shutdown of courts across states and has forced state and local courts to change their court procedures and protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embodied the Tenets of NAELA

News Article

By  Eric J. Einhart, Esq.
No United States Supreme Court Justice has embodied the core tenets of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys more so than Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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.

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.