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.

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The Social Security Retirement Age Increases in 2021

1/15/21|  Story

Workers with an older retirement age get smaller Social Security payments throughout retirement.
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EEOC Releases New Details on Systemic Age Discrimination: What You Can Do

1/14/21|  Story

In a press release on Friday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made it very clear: job postings conveying preference — for example, “recent graduate”, young”, “energetic”, is an example of a recruiting practice that may involve systemic age discrimination.
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Nursing Home Vaccine Stories: One CEO’s Personal Appeal to Reduce Hesitancy

1/13/21|  Story

Just as predicted before the rollout began, vaccine hesitancy among nursing home workers stands as a serious barrier to widespread acceptance in long-term care — and, in turn, fully fostering group immunity among the most vulnerable.
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Advocates: COVID-19 Relief Leaves Out People With Disabilities

1/12/21|  Story

With a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, Congress yet again denied stimulus payments to some people with disabilities and failed to offer funding for home- and community-based services.
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10 Things Social Security Recipients Need to Know About Their Second Stimulus Check

1/11/21|  Story

It's a bit more difficult for Social Security recipients to learn the ins and outs of second-round stimulus checks, since there are a few special rules that only apply to them.
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NAELA Celebrates Passage of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package
1/15/2021  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) praises the U.S. Senate for passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package. The relief package will aid in three of NAELA’s top public policy priorities for 2021.
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NAELA Empowers Consumers Against Scams
12/7/2020  Press Release
NAELA is promoting an education campaign designed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enlist people over 65 in the effort to recognize and report frauds and scams.
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day 2020
11/9/2020  Press Release
Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2020
10/2/2020  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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NAELA Joins Other Organizations Opposing Immunity Waivers
9/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA recognizes the tragedy of nursing home resident deaths since COVID-19 and the importance of holding nursing homes accountable for the care they provide to residents.
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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. 

Paul D. Shapiro, CELA, Portland, Maine

  • Member of NAELA State Advocacy Committee
"I get to hear from practitioners in individual states. This experience has increased my awareness in the national scope of what elder law attorneys do, recognizing names of people in different areas, and understanding the bird’s eye view of community. Each state has its own way of doing things, but they’re all connected, and committee involvement showed me that." 

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