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.


Veterans Health Administration Will Cover Alzheimer’s Treatment Leqembi, Eisai Says

3/14/2023 |  Story

Drugmaker Eisai said the Veterans Health Administration will cover its Alzheimer’s treatment Leqembi, which costs $26,500 per year.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Final Rules for HOTMA

2/9/2023 |  Story

Updated resources related to the implementation of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 are now available.
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For Older Adults With Disabilities, Finding Good Long-Term Care Can Be Hit and Miss

2/7/2023 |  Story

Advice from this AARP article: "Elder care attorneys can advise you,"..."if you feel that discrimination has occurred or that promised accommodations haven’t materialized."
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State Dept. Agrees to Pay $37M to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

2/6/2023 |  Story

The State Department, settling a lawsuit spanning nearly two decades, is easing some restrictions that plaintiffs say unfairly denied Foreign Service jobs to individuals with disabilities.
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2023 50-State Medicaid Chart Update Now Available

2/20/2023  Announcement
This chart serves as a valuable reference tool for attorneys to use in cross-border Medicaid planning for their clients with interests in multiple states.
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Victory and Opportunity in 2022 Omnibus

1/20/2023  Press Release
Working with many partners and leaders representing older adults and people with disabilities, NAELA advocated for key provisions of the omnibus that are now enshrined in law.
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2023 NAELA Annual Conference Information

11/9/2022  Announcement
Make your plans today to attend the 2023 NAELA Annual Conference at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 4-5, 2023.
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NAELA Urges CMS to Streamline Medicaid

11/7/2022  Announcement
NAELA urges CMS to streamline Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes
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NAELA and Partners Ask Congress to Fund SSA

11/3/2022  Announcement
NAELA joins the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) to ask Congress to properly fund the Social Security Administration (SSA). Staff losses and outdated phone systems need to be addressed.
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Joan Lensky Robert, CELA, CAP

Joan Lensky Robert, CELA, CAP, Long Beach, New York

  • International Committee
  • Special Needs Law Section
  • Trusts and Special Needs Trusts Section
“Meeting and collaborating with brilliant and dedicated elder law attorneys across the country as a member of the NAELA Board has been a highlight of my career.”