Press Releases

2022 President’s Recognition Award

Posted on 6/22/2022
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is proud to announce NAELA President Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, CAP, has selected Surfing For Autism to receive the 2022 President’s Recognition Award.

2022 NAELA Theresa Award Honors Elder Law Pioneer, Peter J. Strauss

Posted on 6/17/2022
The Theresa Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for people with special needs.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Names C. Grace Whiting, J.D., as Incoming Executive Director

Posted on 1/3/2022
Leading national association of elder law and special needs law attorneys anticipates expanded need for legal services as America ages

C. Grace Whiting named NAELA Executive Director

Posted on 1/3/2022
Leading national association of elder law and special needs law attorneys anticipates expanded need for legal services as America ages

NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day 2021

Posted on 11/10/2021
Association of Attorneys Serving Older Americans and People with Disabilities Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service

NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Week 2021

Posted on 10/20/2021
More than half of Americans, an estimated 56 percent, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be diminished by advanc

NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month

Posted on 10/7/2021
Attorneys Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities Honor Long-Term Care Residents

NAELA Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on 10/4/2021
Nationwide Campaign Takes Place in October

NAELA Comments on Toxic Conservatorships Hearing

Posted on 10/1/2021
This week, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing titled “Toxic Conservatorships: The Need for Reform.”

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October

Posted on 9/30/2021
Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Focus on Education and Awareness of Legal Options for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Social Security Celebrates 86th Anniversary

Posted on 8/12/2021
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired. Today, Social Security provides benefits to millions of retirees, people with disabilities, and their families.

NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary 2021

Posted on 7/29/2021
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so ca

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