NAELA leads in inspiring and empowering attorneys to enhance the quality of life for the older adults and those with special needs. Member attorneys receive a wealth of benefits and support:

Quality Legal Education

As a leading provider of legal education seminars on elder law and special needs planning, NAELA sponsors an annual event and an advanced elder law review each year. NAELA programs offer practitioners the latest information on topics including tax issues, estate planning, Medicaid and Medicare and practice management. In addition, the Texas NAELA Un-Program provides members the opportunity to brainstorm about issues affecting their practices in informal small group discussions.

NAELA ListServ

The ListServ is a valuable service that allows members to participate in discussions on substantive issues as well as practice management and development issues, and receive immediate feedback from hundreds of members throughout the country.

National Elder Law Month

NAELA members have a unique opportunity to participate in various activities in their local communities while promoting Elder Law. By educating the public about Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, NAELA members gain the visibility and credibility that will enhance their practice.

NAELA Publications

Your membership includes subscriptions to NAELA News and NAELA Journal. NAELA Newsis a vibrant bi-monthly magazine that publishes articles relating to elder law and special needs planning as well as articles representing state chapters and special interest groups and events. NAELA Journalis published twice a year and contains substantive articles covering a wide-range of topics including: health insurance, estate planning, administration of estates, trusts, long-term care placement, elder abuse, fraud recovery, age discrimination and mental health law.

Customized Brochures

NAELA offers brochures covering Elder Law and Special Needs topics. Take advantage of our specially-rated printing partnership and personalize brochures with your firm's contact information. This vendor will handle all the details. NAELA members can also download the hi-res .pdf file and work with a printer of your choosing. Categories of brochures include the following areas:

  • Living Trusts
  • Co-Ownership of Assets
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Health Care Decisions
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Age Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Medicare and Medicaid

Public Policy Activities

Member attorneys are kept abreast of ever-changing legislation through the activities of the NAELA Public Policy Committee. NAELA members get copies of legislation, sample letters to representatives and senators, updates on NAELA public policy activities, and other tools to influence legislation affecting clients and their families.


Members have the opportunity to participate in specialized Sections of NAELA that enhance their practice. Section subscribers receive articles, cases, and newsletters related to the specific topic of your chosen Section They are:

  • Advocacy/Litigation
  • Government Assistance Programs
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Health Care
  • Practice Success
  • Special Needs Law
  • Tax, Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
  • Young/New Attorneys

    Be part of an organization that inspires, empowers and values elder law and special needs planning attorneys. 

    NAELA & Texas NAELA Membership


    Membership in NAELA is required for all members, dues for the NAELA Texas chapter are an additional $100 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

    If you are currently an active member of NAELA and would like to add the Texas Chapter to your membership, complete the application below, or contact us at [email protected].

    Contact Us
    We would be happy to answer your quesitions  during normal business hours at (703) 942-5711 or email our membership department .
    NAELA Membership Application
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    NAELA Chapter Application
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