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.


Research Differs on Whether Charters Welcome Special Ed Kids

5/26/2017 |  Story

The Trump administration has been promoting school choice, saying it can also benefit special needs students. But charter schools, funded with public money, often are criticized for keeping out students with disabilities because they may be more expensive to educate and because they tend to have lower academic results.
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If I’m Healthy, Do I Really Need a Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan?

5/25/2017 |  Story

Do I really need a Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plan if I’m very healthy and take no prescription medicines? There’s a chance I may someday need a hip replacement, but fortunately, I do have the capital to pay my coinsurance and copayments.
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Medicaid Is Helping Poor Patients Get Needed Care, Even as Republicans Push to Cut It, Study Finds

5/24/2017 |  Story

As the Trump administration and congressional Republicans push for sweeping cuts to the Medicaid safety net, a study released Wednesday provides new evidence the program is significantly improving poor Americans’ access to vital medical care.
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Chamber Urges Treasury to Withdraw Rules on Inversions, Estate Tax

5/19/2017 |  Story

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommended Monday that the Treasury Department withdraw several Obama administration-era tax rules, including controversial guidance issued last year concerning offshore tax deals and the estate tax.
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NAELA Aspirational Standards
5/24/2017  Story
The second edition of the NAELA Aspirational Standards was unanimously approved by the NAELA Board of Directors on April 26, 2017.
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NAELA Celebrates National Nursing Home Week®
5/16/2017  Press Release
NAELA supports National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), which runs from May 14 to 20.
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Attorney Receives National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Powley Elder Law Award: Patricia Sitchler, CELA, of La Vernia, Tex.
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NAELA Announces Winner of National Writing Award
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA proudly announced that Georgia Burke, JD; Jennifer Goldberg, JD; and Kate Lang, JD received the award for their article, “Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income Eligibility: Time for a Tune-Up,” published in the Spring 2016 NAELA Journal.
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NAELA Announces Winner of President’s Recognition Award
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA President Catherine Anne Seal, CELA, CAP, selected Patricia Ellis, President and CEO, Silver Key Senior Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., as the recipient of the 2017 President’s Recognition Award.
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New NAELA Video Series


This video series is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and showcases how elder law and special needs planning attorneys can help. Members can use these videos on their websites and at presentations.

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Asset Protection Planning for Blended Families

In the blended family context, many of the elder law attorney's common asset protection planning techniques have the potential to cause disruption and damage to delicate family relationships if not employed with care. Based on the NAELA Journal article Asset Protection Planning for Blended Families, By Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, and Jonathan G. Blattmachr. This recording is free for members.