Why Join NAELA?

All are welcome. If you are an attorney looking to get your elder and/or special needs law practice started or have been working for years in the field; if you are a law professor or law school student - we invite you to join today.

Elder and special needs law includes helping such persons and their families with planning for incapacity and long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare coverage (including coverage of nursing home and home care), health and long-term care insurance, and health care decision-making. It also includes drafting of supplemental needs and other trusts, the selection of long-term care providers, home care and nursing home problem solving, retiree health and income benefits, retirement housing, and fiduciary services or representation.

Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. NAELA's mission is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Member Benefits

  • Instant connection to over 4,000 other members via the national listserv.
  • A free subscription to our weekly newsletter, the eBulletin, bimonthly NAELA News, and biannual NAELA Journal providing members legal updates and substantive articles on issues impacting the Elder and Special Needs Law community.
  • Inclusion on NAELA's Find An Attorney consumer directory that receives thousands of page views each month.
  • Opportunities to join sections and chapters that keep you up-to-date on specific areas of interest to you.
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking and education events.
  • Access to the comprehensive Knowledge Base 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 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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