The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is a professional association of over 4,300 attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs. NAELA members assist their clients with public benefits, probate, and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning, among other important issues.
Membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors as well as judges, professors of law, and students. Our membership directory is available online and is continuously updated. A membership directory is published in print annually.
NAELA was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
The primary focus of the Academy is education. The Academy sponsors continuing legal education programs on Elder and Special Needs Law for attorneys throughout the year, and provides publications and educational materials to its members on a wide range of Elder and Special Needs Law topics.
The Academy seeks to provide support to other organizations serving people as they age and people with disabilities. NAELA also examines and advocates on public policy issues facing seniors and people with special needs, but does not provide direct legal services