NAELA News & Journal Online

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 Litigation Committee - Who We Are and How to Get Involved in Litigation

News Article

By  Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP
The NAELA Litigation Committee is eager to work with NAELA chapters and members around the country on issues that are important to them to support their efforts to improve the lives of their clients.

Representing Children with Learning Disabilities

Journal Article

By  Brian F. Mahoney, Esq.
This article will provide NAELA members with an overview of the law as it relates to special education and will demonstrate the application of the law as it relates to the author's personal experience.

2018 VA Pension Eligibility Rules

News Article

By  Valerie Peterson, Esq.
On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended the rules regarding eligibility for VA pension.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect and the Nursing Home Reform Act: An Overview

Journal Article

By  Jeffrey A. Pitman, Esq., and Katherine E. Metzger, Esq.
This article provides an overview of the most prevalent types of abuse and neglect that occur in the nursing home setting, discusses the ways in the which the original OBRA-87 reforms have attempted to address them, and alerts the reader to new chang

The Intersection of Tort Law and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Litigation

Journal Article

By  David J. Hoey, Esq.
This article identifies and describes some of the lesser-known aspects associated with litigating personal injury claims against nursing homes in the current industry climate.

Special Needs Planning Tools

News Article

By  Karen Dunivan Konvicka, JD; Joanne Marcus, MSW; and Theresa M. Varnet, MSW, JD
The ABLE Act allows an individual with a disability to have a tax-preferred savings account without jeopardizing his or her Medicaid and SSI eligibility. How does an ABLE account compare to other trusts?

Book Review: When I Need Your Help, I'll Let You Know and Other Senior Myths That Can Lead to

Journal Article

By  Amanda Hsiao, Esq.
“When I Need Your Help, I’ll Let You Know” And Other Senior Myths That Can Lead to Disaster is on a tough-love, mythbusting mission to help seniors and families confront and prepare for the realities of aging in the United 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
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.