About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus briefs, and education and scholarships. The Foundation Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical importance to older Americans and people with special needs. Through the Cohn Sisters' Scholarships for Patient Advocacy, the Foundation awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so that they can attend national education events.

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Update on Hefner and Dennison v. Palmer and Roberts

In this matter, the requesting attorneys believe Iowa Code Section 249F and Iowa Administrative Code Section 441-89 deprives the plaintiffs of certain rights under 42 USC Section 1396p and want to enjoin the defendants from seeking recovery of assets Read More

Update on Elder Justice Coalition Funding Request

The NAELA Foundation approved a grant of $5,000 to the Elder Justice Coalition, of which NAELA is a founding member and continuing supporter, to support its efforts to gain passage of the Elder Justice Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2639)/Elder Abuse Prev Read More

What is the NAELA Foundation?