Educational Offerings

Live Events 
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) meetings offer an unparallelled educational and networking opportunity for Elder and Special Needs practitioners to learn, share and network. Each year, NAELA offers two live meetings; our Annual Meeting and Summit. 

Annual Conference is held in the spring of each year and provides members an opportunity to stay current on a variety of issues impacting any Elder and Special Needs attorney. The emphasis of the Annual Conference is emerging research, changes in the law and best practices and connecting NAELA members across the country with other NAELA experts.

The NAELA Summit is an exceptional opportunity to actively participate by applying session topics to real life situations and documents. Designed to tackle more complicated legal situations, the new Summit engages attendees as they break into small groups. With two days of active learning, attendees come away with applied practical knowledge. Choose from three-hour Immersion Sessions, which dive deep into real-life case situations or challenging office practices as they unfold. You will be faced with making decisions and dealing with the consequences of those decisions or one-hour Breakout Sessions, designed to sharpen the tools in your legal practice toolkit. Designed to tackle the most challenging Elder and Special Needs issues, the Summit format is collaborative both socially, as well as instructionally. Both Immersion and Breakout Sessions are designed to support communal learning through various active learning techniques.

Virtual Meetings

For your convenience NAELA offers virtual meetings including webinars that feature hot topics relevant to Elder and Special practitioners and Lunch & Learns that allow discussions with authors on their published articles. Broaden your understanding of the Elder and Special Needs Law field while never having to leave the office.

Online Education Center
The NAELA Store features an array of topics recorded from live and virtual meetings to reinforce fundamental concepts and current trends in the field.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
NAELA is committed to offering the highest quality continuing legal education and professional developmen
t opportunities. NAELA's live educational programming covers the spectrum in Elder and Special Needs Law. NAELA works with State Bar Associations to preregister live educational programming, so attendees can collect the required credits. Please contact our Meetings Coordinator for specific questions regarding our virtual programming and CLE support as each state has various requirements for live and virtual meetings.
Meetings/Events Inquiries  

 Sr. Manager, Educational Programs & Meetings
Pam Yanni
703-942-5711 #231

Meetings & Education Coordinator
 Dannie Larkin
703-942-5711 #229
Schedule of NAELA Events

2017 Annual Conference
April 25 and 26: Advanced Elder Law Review
April 27: VA Accreditation Workshop
April 27 through 29: Annual Conference
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA
Register by March 27, 2017 and save $100!

Hotel Information
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-236-5800 or 1-877-901-6632

Room Rate: $289 per night
Boston Marriott Copley Place Online Reservations
NAELA has reserved a limited number of rooms available at a special NAELA rate, valid through 3/20/2017.
Please make your room reservations as soon as possible, as we expect the hotel to sell out due to a city-wide event occurring at the same time.

Reference: NAELA (You will need to use code online, or mention you are with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys when calling to get this special rate.)

2017 Summit
November 15: Essentials Practicum
November 16 through 18: Summit

Island Hotel
Newport Beach, CA

2018 Annual Conference
May 16: Essentials Practicum
  May 17 through 19: Annual Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

2018 Summit
November 13 and 14: Advanced Elder Law Review
November 15 through 17: Summit

Fairmont Chicago - Millenium Park
Chicago, IL