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:

Continuing Legal Education

As a leading provider of continuing legal education seminars on Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, NAELA sponsors an annual symposium and an advanced institute. Both programs offer practitioners the latest information on topics including tax issues, estate planning, Medicaid and Medicare and practice management. In addition, the 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.

Member Benefit Program

Use the buying power of NAELA in a full suite of offerings. NAELA's Member Benefit Program provides discounts on:

  • Software programs
  • Office supplies and equipment
  • Estate planning systems

NAELA will announce new partners are they are approved and we encourage you to take full advantage of these member services and reap the benefits of your NAELA membership.

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
  • Join Vermont NAELA

    Be part of an organization that inspires, empowers and values elder law and special needs planning attorneys. To learn more about membership criteria and joining NAELA access the NAELA site at the following link.


    Vermont NAELA Membership

    In addition to your NAELA dues, members are eligible to join NAELA Chapters. Membership dues for the NAELA Vermont chapter is $50 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

    If you are already an active member of NAELA and would like to add a Chapter to your membership, please complete the chapter application (link below) or sign in to and click on the DUES CART.

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