The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older adults and people with disabilities, proudly announces its Board of Directors for 2023–2024.
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older adults and people with disabilities, proudly announces its Board of Directors for 2023–2024.
Founded in 1987, NAELA's mission is to equip attorneys for the complexity of serving older adults and people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and community. As Americans increasingly need long-term care, many individuals and families benefit from working with an attorney who understands the unique issues facing older adults and people with disabilities. NAELA, which offers peer-to-peer learning and traditional continuing education to more than 4,000 attorneys, also sets a high ethical bar for its membership. The Aspirational Standards for the Practice of Elder and Special Needs Law, established in 2013, provide model ethics rules to guide attorneys working with people with disabilities such as dementia or cognitive impairment and with older adults.
"The attorneys appointed to the NAELA Board of Directors are some of the best in the field," said C. Grace Whiting, JD, Chief Executive Officer of NAELA. "Our directors represent the rich geographic diversity of communities and practice areas across the United States. Their collective knowledge of the law, emotional intelligence, compassion for working with vulnerable populations, and passion offer a model for other lawyers seeking to advance their careers."
The following board members will begin serving in their new leadership roles on June 1, 2023:
- President: Bridget O'Brien Swartz, Esq. (Phoenix, Arizona)
- Vice President: Judith M. Flynn, CELA (Quincy, Massachusetts)
- Treasurer: Eric J. Einhart, Esq. (Garden City, New York)
- Secretary: Marielle F. Hazen, CELA, Fellow (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
- Past President: Professor Roberta K. Flowers, Fellow (Gulfport, Florida)
- Brenna M. Galvin, Esq. (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Mark T. Johnson, CELA (Fitchburg, Wisconsin)
- Caleb S. Lihn, Esq. (Phoenix, Arizona)
- Lauren Marinaro, Esq. (Clark, New Jersey)
- Christopher M. McCarthy, CELA, CAP (Midlothian, Virginia)
- Barbara Boone McGinnis, CELA (Hendersonville, Tennessee)
- Shari Polur, Esq. (Louisville, Kentucky)
- Paul D. Shapiro, CELA (Portland, Maine)
- Scott B. Silverberg, Esq. (Roslyn Heights, New York)
- Heather Voorn, CELA, CAP (New Lenox, Illinois)
- Andrew R. Boyer, Esq. (Sarasota, Florida)
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is the only national association of attorneys that conditions membership on a commitment to the Aspirational Standards for the Practice of Elder and Special Needs Law. Understanding that older adults and people with disabilities need holistic, person-centered legal services, NAELA's 4,000 members represent the diversity of practice. With a network including lawyers, judges, legal professors, law students, and others, we work to advance the dignity and independence of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. Learn more at https://naela.org/.
Susan Simolunas, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), 703-942-5711, [email protected]
SOURCE National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)