For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019   
Contact: Abby M. Reitz, 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

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a professional association for elder law and special needs planning attorneys, will host the NAELA Annual Conference from May 9-11 at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. 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:
• “25 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them” with Eric Carlson, Esq.;
• “Go Fund Me, Go Fund Me Not – The Impact of Crowd Funding on Public Benefits” with Mary Alice Jackson, Esq.;
• “Lessons Learned From Planning Under the New VA Rule” with Victoria Collier, CELA; and
• “Connecting with Senior Clients and Their Adult Children Through Law Firm Technology” with Audrey Ehrhardt, 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 M. Reitz 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, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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