National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

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NAELA Priorities Move Forward on Capitol Hill

NAELA has focused its public policy priorities for 2023-24 on guardianship, Medicaid — especially home and community-based services (HCBS) and ensuring individuals with disabilities have access to Medicaid — and retirement issues.
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Renew Your NAELA Membership Today

How will your practice stay relevant as America ages? NAELA can help.
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Area Agencies on Aging Are Allies for Elder Law Attorneys

Area Agencies on Aging, or AAAs, are an important and unique feature of the American social service infrastructure for older adults, and they can serve as crucial partners for elder law attorneys.
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