Since its inception, one of NAELA’s strengths has been the collegial spirit of the members. For years, this has translated into an incredible, if informal, network of practitioners always willing to take another NAELA member’s call to discuss an issue or help think through a dilemma. The NAELA Community extends beyond its member listserv. Here are just a few examples of the NAELA community:
A lifeline for many, the NAELA listserv connects members immediately through email, allowing members to post their need for a citation, thoughts on legal matter or even client referrals.
As a NAELA volunteer, members learn and share expertise with fellow Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys and professionals in the field, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs planning law.
As NAELA has grown, the organization has refused to lower its standards of substantive knowledge, practice or conduct. That expectation carries down to NAELA chapters and the local communities they have built for themselves. Through advice, training and sometimes even mentors, local support is just another part of NAELA's strong Community.