NAELA Journal is published electronically twice a year and in print at the end of each year. NAELA Journal publishes substantive articles covering a wide range of elder law and special needs planning topics from Medicaid to mental health law. It is available only to NAELA members and law school libraries. These articles are an exclusive benefit to NAELA members, and you must be signed in with your member credentials for access.  If you need assistance, please contact us at

NAELA's mission is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law.

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NAELA Journal Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Carol Cioe Klyman, Esq.

Executive Editor
Bruce A. Brightwell, Esq.

Stephanie Townsend Allala, Esq.
Professor Alison Barnes
Professor Donna Harkness
Rebecca Hobbs, Esq.
Kathleen Martin, Esq.
Launa Slater, Esq.

NAELA Sr. Director of Communications and Publications
Nancy M. Sween

Copy and Citation Editor
Beth Rosenfeld