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.


Emergency Rooms Get a Makeover for the Elderly

4/22/2019|  Story

Traditional ERs are ill-suited to geriatric patients, who find it hard to bounce back after a visit to the hospital.
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Your Estate Plan Isn't Complete Without Fixing the Password Problem

4/19/2019|  Story

Estate administration in the digital age requires having a strategy to share passwords to your computer, email and online accounts. Without that, things quickly get complicated.
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Financial Scam Victims Have Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s

4/18/2019|  Story

Older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than elderly people who don’t get tricked by scammers, a small U.S. study suggests.
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Older Workers Are America’s Fastest-Growing Labor Pool — and the Least Protected From Workplace Discrimination

4/17/2019|  Story

The fastest-growing segment of the American workforce is employees age 65 and older. The reasons are many.
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Administrator Directs CMS to Conduct ‘Comprehensive Review’ of Nursing Home Regulations

4/16/2019|  Story

The top official at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday that she has directed the agency to undertake a “comprehensive review” of its regulations, guidelines and processes related to skilled nursing facilities.
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NAELA Celebrates Extension of Protections for Spouses of Individuals with Disabilities
4/3/2019  Press Release
NAELA celebrates congressional passage of an extension of the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections applies to home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers until September 30, 2019.
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NAELA Supports National Financial Literacy Month (April)
4/1/2019  Press Release
National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and teaching Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
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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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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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