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Take Steps Now to Harness AI for the Future

By Vanessa Kanaga, Esq.

InterActive Legal

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The Benefits of Purchasing a Medicaid Compliant Annuity in the Community Spouse’s Name

By Dale Krause, J.D., LLM, and Scott Engstrom, J.D.

Krause Financial Services


Connect your products and services with influential thought leaders and decision-makers in elder and special needs law.

NAELA News & Journal Online

Online Exclusives

Oher News Highlights but Also Obscures Issues in Guardianship


By Wendy Cappelletto, CAP, Fellow; Mike Knaapen; and Lauren Marinaro, Esq.

The recent controversy in the news around former NFL player Michael Oher has brought guardianship/conservatorship issues again into the spotlight. Still, in some ways, the light is more blinding than revealing.

News Article

Help Your Clients Plan Their Housing Future


By Rajiv Nagaich, CAP, Fellow

Ultimately, outside of the legal work clients seek us out for, the core issue for every retiree is housing — even if they do not realize it during the planning stages.

News Article

SECURE 2.0 Opens the Door for Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs)


By Stephen Silverberg, CELA, CAP, Fellow, AEP®

The QLAC allows individuals to convert up to $200,000 of their IRA to a non-countable resource for Medicaid eligibility.

News Article

The Attorney-Client Disconnect


By Rajiv Nagaich, CAP, Fellow

The way Americans plan for retirement is missing the mark, and the proof is in your appointment calendar.

News Article

New York NAELA Chapter: 2023 50-State Medicaid Chart


By New York NAELA Chapter

Available online only. This chart will serve as a valuable reference tool for attorneys to use in cross-border Medicaid planning for their clients with interests in multiple states.

News Article

Submit an Article to NAELA Journal or NAELA News

NAELA Journal publishes substantive articles (4,000-10,000 words) on topics of interest to attorneys practicing elder and special needs law, as well as case notes of significant state or federal cases. Presentations at conferences can often translate into journal articles, as can substantive briefs on issues being litigated in the trial courts or on appeal.

NAELA News welcomes shorter (750-1,500 words) substantive articles on elder and special needs law topics, case notes of significant state or federal cases, practice management, and practice development. Articles should deal with timely issues, provide how-to information, or be about a recent event of interest to the elder and special needs law community.

Possible topics for either publication include:

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  • Special Needs Planning
  • Ethical Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Aging
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  • Multicultural Aging
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Public Benefits
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