NAELA News & Journal Online

Ensuring Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance in Elder Law Cases

News Article

By  Shery Ramezanian, CEO and founder of LitPro
Most elder law attorneys are already aware that Medicare parts A and B, commonly known as Traditional Medicare, is a federal program that provides health insurance coverage to people 65 and over, as well as people diagnosed with end-stage renal disea

NAELA Foundation Hosts Night of Laughter, Inspiration, and Competition

News Article

By  Faith Boettger
On December 11th, NAELA Foundation Trustee Vincent Russo, CELA, Fellow, CAP, welcomed over 80 ticketholders to a Comedy Show featuring Derrick Tennant and The Great Cake Competition.

Affordable Care Act Oral Arguments: Supreme Court May Uphold ACA

News Article

By  Erica Asbell, Esq.
On November 10, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine if the Court should overturn the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Book Review: Getting Started with Advanced Directives

News Article

By  Jennifer Balmos, Esq.
Getting Started with Advanced Directives is just as its title suggests – a comprehensive guide to assist a practitioner who may be new to estate planning or elder law.

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

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.