August 28, 2018

2018 National Aging & Law Conference

David Godfrey

The 2018 National Aging and Law Conference (NALC) welcomes the ABA Senior Lawyers Division as a co-sponsor.  NALC will be held October 25-26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. The venue is about 3 miles directly south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  The group rate at the hotel is $165 per night plus tax (limited in quantity.) 

This is the 5th year the ABA through the Commission on Law and Aging has organized and hosted NALC.  To encourage SLD members to attend we are extending a special super discounted registration rate of only $375 to SLD members. This rate is available online or by phone at –800-285-222 (SLD - council members) and at

Registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday, breakfast on Friday and the opening reception on Thursday evening, along with up to 11.5 CLE credits. The agenda includes 4 plenary sessions and 30 workshops to choose from over two days.

Plenary sessions will start with an update by the federal Elder Justice Coordinating Council, then a look at Participatory Justice – an emerging model of alternative dispute resolution that focusses on healing, ethics and elder abuse and the Lightning-Round. Workshops cover a wide range of topics from basics of Medicare to complex issues in access to care, elder abuse, disaster recovery, Veterans benefits, and changes in Social Security law. A detailed agenda can be found in the registration brochure at

Please email with any questions. 

David Godfrey

David Godfrey is a senior attorney to the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.  His research focusses on decision making, advance planning, legal ethics, and legal service delivery. He is on the board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  He was previously responsible for age-related programming at the Access to Justice Foundation in Kentucky.  He earned his BA from Rollins College and his JD from the University of Louisville.