For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017        
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
                703-942-5711 #230

NAELA to Host Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Conference
Conference for Attorneys and Other Legal Professionals to Explore and Discuss Issues Affecting the Older Americans and People with Disabilities

Boston, Mass. — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a professional association for elder law and special needs attorneys, will host the NAELA Annual Conference from April 27-29 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

This year's event includes the following general and breakout sessions:
•    “The Future of Aging” by Dennis Lally and Reed Hayes
•    “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets” by Suzanne Brown Walsh, Esq.
•    “Fifty Shades of Gray Hair: Romance in the Nursing Home” by Professor Roberta K. Flowers
•    “Divorce and Practical Planning for the Special Needs Child” by Katherine N. Barr
•    “Consumer Rights and Debt Collection for an Aging Population” by Michael B. Katz, Esq.

View the conference schedule.

NAELA will also present the following awards at the conference:
•    NAELA Fellows;
•    Powley Elder Law Award;
•    John J. Regan Writing Award;
•    President’s Recognition Award;
•    Theresa Award; and
•    Outstanding Chapter Member Awards.

Learn more about NAELA awards.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the NAELA Annual Conference. For information, contact Communications Manager Abby Matienzo by email or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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