About NAELA

  


The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.

The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students. 

Education

The primary focus of the Academy is education. The Academy sponsors continuing legal education programs on Elder Law for attorneys throughout the year, and provides publications and educational materials to its members on a wide range of Elder Law topics.

Advocacy

The Academy seeks to provide support to other organizations serving people as they age and people with special needs. NAELA examines and advocates on public policy issues facing people as they age and people with special needs, but does not provide direct legal services. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact an Elder Law attorney in your community.

Quick Links

  • Join NAELA 

    Membership is open to attorneys and all those with a juris doctorate or equivalent degree and are licensed or authorized to practice law under the jurisdiction of any country.
  • John J. Regan Award 

    In memory of John Regan, a long-time NAELA member and Fellow, this award is presented to the author of the best article published in the NAELA Journal during the year.
  • NAELA President's Award 

    Each year, the current NAELA President selects an outstanding individual to receive the President's Recognition Award. NAELA will make a donation to the recipient's organization of choice.
  • Powley Elder Law Award 

    This award is presented to a NAELA member who has demonstrated a commitment to promote, in the minds of the general public, a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs
  • NAELA Fellows 

    NAELA Fellows are attorneys who have been members of the Academy for at least three years, whose careers concentrate on elder and special needs law, and who have distinguished themselves
  • Theresa Award 

    The Theresa Award is an annual community service award presented by the Theresa Alessandra Russo Foundation to a NAELA member in recognition of his/her advocacy and support of individuals with disabilities.

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    The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

NAELA Contact Information

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 How To Contact Us

If you need to reach us during our normal business hours (Monday-Friday ~except holidays~ from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern).  
Our phone number is: 703-942-5711--or you can email us at naela@naela.org
Our address is: 1577 Spring Hill Rd. Suite 310 Vienna VA 22182

Please note: NAELA staff cannot answer legal questions or give legal advice.  If you need to consult with an attorney, please use our public member directory.