Southern California NAELA Chapter Membership

Membership dues for the chapter is an additional $75 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

If you are currently an active member of NAELA and would like to add the chapter to your membership, please Contact the NAELA Membership department for an application.

The Benefits of Joining Southern California Chapter of NAELA

 In addition to providing an important distinction in Southern California by demonstrating your dedication to elder law and special needs planning and the communities which you serve, membership in the chapter also benefits you and your practice: 

•Discussion Lists:  By subscribing to the national and local list-serves, members draw on the collective experience of elder law practitioners across the state and around the country.  
•Education Programming and Networking Opportunities:  Our in-person meetings provide professional education and offer the opportunity to network with elder law colleagues from across the state as well as professionals in related fields. 
•Chapter Newsletter and Website:  In addition to chapter updates, these resources bring our members the latest in elder law and special need planning trends and court decisions, updates on state and national legislative and regulatory changes and practice tips on current topics of interest.
•Membership Directory:  Our Member Directory is on our website, and is searched by consumers seeking legal counsel specifically in Southern California.
•Public Policy:  Through our public policy initiatives your voice is heard in local, state and national legislative and regulatory issues
 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 4,000 other members via the national listserv
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking and education events
  • Join sections 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  $495  (One time $100 discount for new members will be applied)  
Law Professor/Judge $415
LSC program/Title III  $295   
New Bar Admittees  $295  (Years 1 - 3, 4th year dues are $495) 
Law Students      $75
(Full time students only) 


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.
  • By submitting renewal payments each year, members agree to continue to pledge their support of the Academy's Aspirational Standards.
  • 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 2017 dues allocable to lobbying and political activities is 12%.

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

Not a member of NAELA yet?


 If you would prefer to mail in your application rather than join online, please download our application.
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Contact us during normal business hours at (703) 942-5711 Ext. 222 or email our membership department .