Join the NAELA News or NAELA Journal Editorial Board

NAELA News Editorial Board

NAELA News is published four times a year. NAELA News Online compliments the print editions with additional content and serves as the archive for past issues. NAELA News has two complementary purposes: to communicate the activities, goals, and mission of its publisher, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and simultaneously, to seek out and publish information and diverse views related to elder law and special needs planning.

The NAELA News Editorial Board is made up of the Editor-In-Chief and up to eight Editors. Editors can be from various Section Steering Committees or Editors-at-large from the NAELA membership. The NAELA staff liaison is Nancy Sween, NAELA Director of Communications and Publications.

Meetings are monthly conference calls on the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. All members of the Editorial Committee are expected to be on each call.

It is preferred that the membership of the Editorial Board be geographically diverse and have different practice backgrounds, for example, sole practitioner, small firm, academic, Social Security emphasis, Special Needs emphasis, new attorney, or more experienced attorney.

Experience with writing or editing for publication is helpful. This is not an academic publication, so law review background is not required.

In addition to participating in the monthly conference calls, Editorial Committee members are expected:

  • To bring ideas for articles and potential authors to the editorial board for consideration.

  • To write short articles or conduct interviews for articles.

  • To review articles that are submitted to determine if they are suitable for publication.

  • To edit articles that are submitted to improve readability.

  • If attending NAELA conferences, to provide articles to inspire other members to attend future conferences.

NAELA members interested in being considered for membership on the NAELA News Editorial Committee should send a statement of their interest to Nancy Sween, Director of Communications and Publications. Include the following information:

  • Education

  • Professional background

  • Primary areas of expertise

  • Any prior writing experience

  • Any prior editing publications

NAELA Journal Editorial Board

NAELA Journal is looking for experts with a diversity of opinion in the areas of elder law and special needs planning to join the NAELA Journal Editorial Board to peer review and edit articles for NAELA Journal.

NAELA Journal is a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication of substantive articles on elder law and special needs planing topics. It is published electronically twice a year, in print once a year, by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

The NAELA Journal Editorial Board verifies that all articles published in the Journal represent thoughtful and pertinent scholarship for NAELA members.

The primary role of a NAELA Journal Editorial Board editor is to identify substantive topics of importance to elder law and special needs planning and to locate potential authors.

In addition, editors help select among submissions and work with authors to identify areas of concern in their article and assist the author in making substantive and editorial improvements to submissions prior to publication.

Experience with writing or editing for publication is helpful. A law review background is also helpful, but not required.

Meetings are monthly conference calls on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All members of the Editorial Board are expected to be on each call.

If you are interested in taking part in this important publication, please send your résumé to Nancy Sween, Director of Communications and Publications.

Please include the following information:

  • Education

  • Professional background

  • Prior experience editing publications/law reviews

  • Specific experience and how many years in each specialty (e.g. Government Benefits for Long-Term Care, Nursing Home Regulation/Litigation, Elder Abuse, Medicare Secondary Payor Act, V.A. Benefits, Special Needs and Pooled Trusts, Guardianship, Special Education Advocacy, Etc.).

For More Information
Contact Nancy Sween, Senior Director of Communications and Publications.