April 01, 2014

Commission Attorney Appointed to Board of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 4.)

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Nominating Committee has selected Officers for 2014-15 and Directors for 2014-16. Mr. Godfrey is one of two new Board members; he will assume office on June 1 for a two-year term.

NAELA was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, law professors, and students. 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.

The focus of the Academy is to provide members continuing legal education programs on a broad range of Elder Law topics. Face-to-face meetings and workshops facilitate networking and professional growth opportunities for like-minded attorneys practicing throughout the country. Virtual and archived seminars offer convenient educational opportunities for members, while simultaneously providing specialized education needed to strengthen practice skills. ■