Who We Are

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older adults and people with disabilities.

NAELA's Vision: We envision a day when all older adults, people with disabilities, and their families have the legal, health, social, and financial care they need to live their best lives.
NAELA will shape, support, and inspire the national legal community.


NAELA's Mission: We equip attorneys for the complexity of serving older adults and people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and community.

Strategic Plan Our History

The Academy requires all members to support NAELA's  Aspirational Standards. This condition of membership distinguishes NAELA from all other legal associations.

Aspirational Standards


National NAELA works to increase the capacity of State chapters to help local NAELA members respond to the broad spectrum of needs facing older adults and people with disabilities. 

Chapter Leaders




The management of NAELA is vested in the Board of Directors and elected representatives from the eligible membership body.

Leadership & Governance

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