NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


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NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Social Security May Use Your Facebook and Instagram Photos to Nix Disability Claims

3/19/2019|  Story

Careful what you post online. The Social Security Administration may start screening your Facebook and Instagram posts to evaluate your disability claim.
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Why the College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

3/18/2019|  Story

Students with disabilities and disability rights advocates are among those angry — and feeling victimized — after the arrests in the college admissions and bribery scandal Tuesday.
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The 10 Cities Where Seniors Are the Most Prepared for Retirement’s Financial Realities

3/15/2019|  Story

Online personal finance portal SmartAsset and its SmartAdvisor Match service surveyed and compiled a list of the U.S.cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement.
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Make the Most of the New Military Retirement Plan

3/12/2019|  Story

The government is offering a new retirement option so that service members who leave the military before qualifying for a pension can still receive some benefits.
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Why Social Security Retirement Is Important to Women

3/11/2019|  Story

Social Security plays an especially important role in providing economic security for women.
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The One Factor That Determines If Your Retirement Will Be A Success

3/7/2019|  Story

Retirees need purpose in their lives. Unfortunately, that issue too often is neglected in retirement planning. You’re not likely to hear the issue raised by a financial planner or in an employer’s pre-retirement seminars.
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NAELA Supports National Consumer Protection Week 2019
3/1/2019  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, 2019. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission, is dedicated to helping people understand their consumer rights and make we
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NAELA Praises Reps. For Introducing Bills to Keep Individuals with Disabilities at Home
2/26/2019  Press Release
NAELA praises Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Fred Upton (R-MI) for introducing yesterday two bills that help ensure that individuals with disabilities and frail seniors can receive care at home.
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NAELA Releases 2nd Edition of Aspirational Standards for the Practice of Elder and Special Needs Law
2/22/2019  Press Release
The Second Edition of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Aspirational Standards includes two new sections: “Holistic Approach” and “Engagement Agreements and Drafting Documents.”
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New Maine Governor Rejects 1115 Waiver
1/23/2019  Announcement
Yesterday, Maine's new Governor, Janet Mills, informed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that Maine would not move forward with its 1115 Medicaid waiver.
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NAELA Celebrates Success in CTNAELA, et. al. v. Bremby
1/14/2019  Press Release
In August 2017, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Connecticut Chapter requested a grant as it sought injunctive and declaratory relief against the Connecticut Department of Social Services for failing to make available to the public
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Charles P. Golbert, Chicago, Ill.

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board, Former Editor-in-Chief
  • Co-Recipient of 2010 NAELA John J. Regan Writing Award
  • Former NAELA Co-Representative for National Guardianship Network
"Committee work with NAELA has been a rewarding way to give a little back to the profession. I’ve not only tremendously enjoyed my work with NAELA, but it has enriched my practice. NAELA has helped me stay on the cutting edge. Moreover, through my work with NAELA, I’ve gotten to know a national network of top lawyers with whom I have been able to consult on a variety of issues. I’ve also made friends for life."

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