Benefits of Joining NAELA

  • Instant connection to over 4,000 elder and special needs law attorneys via the national listserv
  • A free subscription to a weekly e-newsletter, quarterly NAELA News, and biannual NAELA Journal providing members with legal updates and substantive articles on issues impacting the elder and special needs law community 
  • Inclusion on NAELA's Find a Lawyer consumer directory that receives thousands of page views each month
  • Opportunities to join sections and chapters to keep you up-to-date on specific areas of interest and connect you professionally in the states in which you practice law
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking and education events
  • Access to NAELA's Law Library
  • Advocacy Updates as well as well as timely Advocacy Alerts 
  • Permission to display the NAELA member logo for marketing
  • Discounts on products and event registrations
  • Other opportunities to develop and enhance your professional life
  • Member toolkits for the National Elder Law Month and Special Needs Law Month

Membership Criteria

Membership in NAELA is open to attorneys and all those who possess a juris doctorate or equivalent degree and are licensed or authorized to practice law under the jurisdiction of any country. Attorneys who would like to become members must render legal services for the benefit of older adults or in an endeavor which encompasses the legal needs of older adults; have an understanding of the aging process and sensitivity to the needs of older adults; be committed to the highest standards of ethics in representing the needs or promoting the welfare of older adults; have knowledge of the aging network and those services available through other agencies which benefit older adults, or wish to gain such knowledge; and have a commitment to positive involvement in the work of the Academy and its purposes. 

By joining and submitting renewal payments each year, members agree to pledge their support of the Academy's Aspirational Standards.

About NAELA Membership Payments

  • All NAELA dues are not refundable and membership is not transferable
  • Because most NAELA members are not a part of large firms, NAELA membership is based on individual enrollment and does not offer a group enrollment option
  • Contributions or gifts to NAELA (except the NAELA Foundation) are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of lobbying and political activities. NAELA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your 2024 dues allocable to lobbying and political activities is 16%
  • Membership runs from January to December of each year

Membership Options

New NAELA Member
$425.00first time only Subsequent annual dues are US $525
New Bar Admittees
$325.00years 1–3 only Dues after the third year are US $525
Law Professor/Judge
LSC/Title III Attorney

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