NAELA News & Journal Online

Assisted Suicide - Medical Aid in Dying

News Article

By  Leonard F. Berg
This letter is in response the 2019 NAELA three-part webinar series titled, “End of Life Issues – Growing National Debate About Medical Aid in Dying (MAID).”

Four New CELAs Dish on How They Passed the Test

News Article

By  Aimee Stern
The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) often hears hesitancy from lawyers interested in taking the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) exam. They say it’s a hard test with low passing rates or that they are already so busy between life and lawyerin

IRA Distributions

News Article

By  Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP, Fellow
The IRS is giving charitable donors a significant benefit in not paying taxes on distributions from IRAs. Making a charitable contribution to the NAELA Foundation directly from an IRA can benefit donors who are at 70-1/2 years or older.

Becoming a CELA Can Transform a Career

News Article

By  Aimee Stern
Is becoming a Certified Elder Law Attorney, or CELA as it is called, worth it? That’s a question many elder law attorneys ask. They know that the test is difficult, it takes time to prepare for the test, and many who take it don’t pass the first tim

The Social Security Administration’s Policy Overhaul

Journal Article

By  Anna Sappington, Esq.
Persons with disabilities rely on special needs trusts (SNTs) to pay for goods and services that enhance their quality of life. The rules that govern SNTs primarily come from the Social Security Administration (SSA). In 2018, SSA fundamentally altere

Getting to Know Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

News Article

By  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
CFP Board is the professional body for financial planners that issues the Certified Financial PlannerTM and CFP® certification marks.

Case Note: Sveen v. Melin, 138 S. Ct. 1815 (2018)

Journal Article

By  Elizabeth J. Hartery, Esq.
In recent years, the prevalence of revocation-on-divorce statutes, in which dissolution or annulment of a marriage automatically revokes provisions related to a former spouse in an instrument executed prior to the event, has been increasing.

Directed Trusts: A Primer on the Bifurcation of Trust Powers, Duties, and Liabilities in Special Nee

Journal Article

By  William D. Lucius, Esq., and Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq., CAP, Fellow
The provision of legal services in the fields of elder law and special needs planning has expanded over the past decade into a client-focused, holistic, and collaborative approach.

New POMS on Attorney Fees

News Article

By  Kevin Urbatsch, Esq.
(Sign-in required) Is every attorney who drafts a special needs trust required to obtain the Social Security Administration’s permission to be paid or risk going to jail?

Case Note: Disability Law Center of Alaska v. Davidson

Journal Article

By  Adriona Horton
On March 28, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, in Disability Law Center of Alaska v. Davidson denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ three Title 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims alleging that defendants were in

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
LGBTQ Aging
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.