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 Benefits of Joining NAELA

  • A free subscription to our weekly newsletter eBulletin, bimonthly NAELA News, and biannual NAELA Journal providing members legal updates and substantive articles on issues impacting the Elder and Special Needs Law community .
  • Advocacy Updates as well as well as timely Advocacy Alerts 
  • Inclusion on NAELA's Find An Attorney consumer directory that receives over 10,000 views a month
  • Instant connection to over 4,500 other members via the national listserv
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking and education events
  • Join sections and chapters that keep you up-to-date on specific areas of interest to you
  • Display the NAELA Member logo proudly
  • Access to the comprehensive Knowledge Base Library
  • Discounts on products and event registrations
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance your professional life
  • Member kits for the National Elder Law Month

Membership Criteria

Membership in the Academy is open to attorneys and all those who possess a juris doctorate or equivalent degree and are licensed or authorized to practice law under the jurisdiction of any country. Attorneys who would like to become members must render legal services for the benefit of the elderly or in an endeavor which encompasses the legal needs of the elderly; have an understanding of the aging process and sensitivity to the needs of the elderly; be committed to the highest standards of ethics in representing the needs or promoting the welfare of the elderly; have knowledge of the aging network and those services available through other agencies which benefit the elderly, or wish to gain such knowledge; and have a commitment to positive involvement in the work of the Academy and its purposes.

Dues Information

NAELA Membership  $525  (One time $100 discount for new members will be applied)  
Law Professor/Judge $445 
LSC program/Title III  $325   
New Bar Admittees  $325  (Years 1 - 3, 4th year dues are $525) 
Law Students      $85 
(Full time students only) 

 
By joining and submitting renewal payments each year, members agree to pledge their support of the Academy's Aspirational Standards  .

About NAELA Membership Payments

  • All NAELA dues are not refundable and membership is not transferable.
  • Because most NAELA members are not a part of large firms, NAELA membership is based on individual enrollment and does not offer a group enrollment option.
  • Contributions or gifts to NAELA (except the NAELA Foundation) are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of lobbying and political activities. NAELA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your 2018 dues allocable to lobbying and political activities is 10%.
$295 
$295 

Membership is On A Calendar Year

  • Membership runs from January to December of each year
  • For those join after July 1st, NAELA dues are discounted 50%
  • Discounts after July 1st do not apply to section or chapter dues
Thank you for your interest in joining NAELA. Because our membership is based on the calendar year from January - December we are winding down our 2017 membership year and want to make sure we offer the best possible membership experience. We are in the process of preparing for the upcoming year and will be extending early 2018 memberships as a benefit of membership. 
  
If you are interested in getting your application in today we have provided below. And if you would like to wait to join online, our membership feature will be up and online November 1, 2017.  Questions, please give us a call at (703) 942-5711 ext. 229.
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Questions?
Contact us during normal business hours at (703) 942-5711 or email our membership department .

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