National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Celebrates National Elder Law Month

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Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Across the Country Educate Their Community on Legal Options in May

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National Elder Law Month gives members the opportunity to go out and educate their local communities on the importance of planning for your future health and legal needs.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older Americans and individuals with special needs, established May as National Elder Law Month as a way to educate seniors and their families about their legal options in dealing with elder abuse and neglect, nursing home issues, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, trust and estate planning, and other important issues.

“NAELA focuses on educating its members and advocating for the rights of seniors and people with special needs. National Elder Law Month gives members the opportunity to go out and educate their local communities on the importance of planning for your future health and legal needs. Elder Law attorneys can assist their clients throughout the process,” said NAELA President Gregory S. French, CELA, CAP.

Many NAELA members will be out in their communities in May:

  •     Conducting a Living Will/Health Care Proxy Day;
  •     Presenting a seminar at the local senior or community center;
  •     Providing pro bono services; or
  •     Lecturing at a law school.

To learn more about National Elder Law Month, visit the NAELA website. To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking For an Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Associate Abby Matienzo by email [amatienzo@naela.org] or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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