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


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


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


HHS Delivers First National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

9/27/2022 |  Story

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, has released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers.
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Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages

9/26/2022 |  Story

This guidance from the CDC provides information on strategies to mitigate healthcare personnel staffing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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House Passes Bill to Install Electronic Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage Plans

9/21/2022 |  Story

The bill will “make it easier for seniors to get the care they need by cutting unnecessary red tape in the healthcare system."
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Court Victories Deliver Cautious Hope for Voters With Disabilities

9/15/22 |  Story

Anything that maintains the right of disabled people to be able to cast a ballot and to participate in the fundamental cornerstone of democracy is a win.
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CBS Commits to Better Disability Representation on TV

9/13/22 |  Story

CBS has unveiled a new initiative aimed at expanding opportunities for historically underrepresented groups of performers, including those with disabilities.
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Feds Seek to Remove Medicaid Barriers for Those With Disabilities

9/6/22 |  Story

With a plan to overhaul the enrollment process, federal officials say they are taking steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to gain Medicaid coverage and keep it.
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2022 Trusts with a Twist Virtual Education

9/26/2022  Announcement
Make plans today to attend Trusts with a Twist 2022. NAELA's newest virtual education program.
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October Is National Special Needs Law Month

9/26/2022  Press Release
Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Focus on Education and Awareness of Legal Options for People with Disabilities and Their Families
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

9/25/2022  Announcement
Save the date for the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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2022 President’s Recognition Award

6/22/2022  Press Release
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.
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2022 NAELA Theresa Award Honors Elder Law Pioneer, Peter J. Strauss

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

Mark Munson, CELA, CAP

Mark Munson, CELA, CAP, Wausau, Wisconsin

  • State Advocacy Committee
  • Wisconsin Chapter Board
  • Wisconsin Legislative Litigation Group
“I’m a strong believer in giving back somehow, someway. It allows me to continue to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of other people.”