NAELA News & Journal Online

What the Second Kentucky Waiver Ruling Could Mean for Elder Law Practice

News Article

By  David M. Goldfarb, Esq.
On March 27, 2019, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down, for a second time, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) (re-)approval of a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver in Kentucky that imposed work requirements,

What Stephen King Can Teach Lawyers About Writing — On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Journal Article

By  Charles P. Golbert
What can the King of Horror teach attorneys about writing? A lot, it turns out.

Case Note: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark: United States Supreme Court Decisions on Mandatory Ar

Journal Article

By  Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.
On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark on writ of certiorari from the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Kentucky Supreme Court found that an arbitration agreement executed by a principal’s

Observing the NOTICE Act

Journal Article

By  Professor Leigh Melton, JD, Amanda Bird, JD, and Lauren Ritter, JD
In September 2014, after fainting in her bathroom, 76-year-old Caroline Giada suffered a severe injury, was rushed to an emergency room, and was placed under “observation status” while medical staff conducted various tests to diagnose her injury.

Health Care Decision-Making During a Crisis When Nothing Is in Writing

Journal Article

By  David Godfrey
Every day in a hospital near you, a patient is critically ill, near death, or unable to make or communicate his or her health care decisions, with no one named by the patient to make these decisions under such circumstances.

Veteran's Pension Planning Under the New 2018 Regulations

News Article

By  Eric B. Barnes, CELA
This article is designed to help the practitioner understand how to implement these new regulations into specific planning processes, considerations, and strategies in the service of the client.

Noted with Sadness

News Article

By  NAELA Publications
It is with great sadness that the family of John B. Payne announces his unexpected passing on March 6, 2019.

Advocacy/Public Policy: The Importance of Avoiding Spousal Impoverishment with HCBS

News Article

By  Lindsay C. Jones, Esq.
NAELA successfully advocated for an extension of the spousal impoverishment protections for Medicaid's home and community-based services. Here is what that means to your practice.

Planning for Mobility and Independence Without a Car

News Article

By  Lisa Caucci, JD, MA
This new tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help your clients think about and plan for their future mobility and independence when driving a car is no longer an option.

2018 NAELA Foundation Update

News Article

By  Stuart D. Zimring, Esq., CAP
The Foundation Trustees adopted a refined mission in 2017: to promote the goals of NAELA and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus b

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.