About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus briefs, and education and scholarships. The Foundation Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical importance to older Americans and people with special needs. Through the Cohn Sisters' Scholarships for Patient Advocacy, the Foundation awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so that they can attend national education events.

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Update on Richardson v. Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services

This case involves the termination of LTC benefits as a result of funding an account with the Maine Pooled Disability Trust. Read More

NAELA Member's $10,000 Challenge in Support of Advocacy Hits 60 Percent of Goal

After learning about the NAELA Foundation’s Advocacy Now campaign last week at the NAELA Annual Conference in Boston, a member has made a $10,000 matching challenge to all NAELA members in support of the Foundation. Read More

What is the NAELA Foundation?