For Immediate Release
April 30, 2018     
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

New Orleans, La. — 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 May 17-19 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. NAELA members and speakers have helped define this area of law and at this year’s Annual Conference, attendees from across the country will participate in interactive sessions led by experts in the field to sharpen their skills and knowledge on these topics.

This year's event includes the following general and breakout sessions: 
• “The New Necessary: Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Services and Support” with Carole Cukell Neff, Esq., and Benjamin Veghte, Vice President for Policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance;
• “Planning for the Well Spouse” with William J. Browning, CELA, CAP, Fellow, and Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP, Fellow;
• “Tried and True Medicaid Planning Tools” with Maureen D. Lester, JD;
• “Asset Ownership and the Impact on Public Benefits” with Louis W. Pierro, Esq., and Joan L. Robert, CELA, CAP; and
• “Reenergizing Your Practice” with Scott A. Grossberg.

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. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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