NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Trump Medicare Promise Causes Heartburn for GOP

01/11/2017 |  Story

Time and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to his supporters that he wouldn’t gut Medicare as president. Trump’s incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, doubled down on that position over the weekend, insisting that his boss wouldn’t “meddle” with Medicare or Social Security. But a week before Trump’s inauguration, that campaign promise is already encountering fierce resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control of Their Care

01/9/2017 |  Story

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.
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Early Alzheimer’s Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

01/10/2017 |  Story

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.
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Call for Powley Award Nominations
1/11/2017  Announcement
The Powley Elder Law Award is presented annually to a NAELA member
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Join the NAELA Delegation to Israel
1/11/2017  Announcement
Research the rights, representation, and support for the aging population in Israel with fellow NAELA members from June 5-12, 2017
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NAELA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Opportunity
1/11/2017  Announcement
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation proudly announces the availability of the Cohn Sisters’ Scholarships for Patient Advocacy
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NAELA Vice President Attends Signing of 21st Century Cures Act
12/13/2016  Story
NAELA Vice President Mike Amoruso attended the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act at the White House as NAELA's representative.
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NAELA Praises Passage of Special Needs Trust Fairness Act as Part of 21st Century Cures
12/7/2016  Press Release
The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act corrects a patently false and degrading error in the law that presumed all individuals with disabilities lacked the capacity to handle their own affairs.
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2016 Advanced Elder Law Review Course

This advanced course containing 14 separate sessions was designed for NAELA members who want to position themselves as experts in the field by learning from experienced Elder and Special Needs attorneys.