Vol. 8, No. 7, April 2006

Elder Law

[Updated 7/09/12]

 

SeniorLaw: Elder Law and Legal Resources on the Web

This site, maintained by an elder law practitioner in New York, provides an extensive collection of links to elder law materials. Categories include Medicare/Medicaid, health care, elder abuse, federal government resources, and state resources. The state resources focus on New York, but include links for other states, as well. The site also lists state elder law hotlines, which provide legal advice to seniors in their states.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

This membership organization is made up of attorneys practicing in the elder law field, and law students interested in it. Information available on the website includes a directory of elder law practitioners and bibliography of elder law related material. NAELA formulates positions on matters of public policy; statements of these positions are available, as well as a factsheet providing statistics relevant to issues of elder law and a monthly newsletter, "Eye on Elder Issues." The organization also sponsors CLE programs; a schedule of upcoming programs is available on their website. An online store offers the materials from many of their earlier programs for purchase. They also offer a certification program.

USA.gov Seniors Citizens' Resources

This website provides links to federal government information on topics of elder law and related concerns. These links include consumer protection, housing, retirement and tax information and a variety of federal agencies which serve the elderly. Listing of related state agencies are also provided. Links to appropriate legislation and regulations are available, as well.

Elder Law Answers

This website provides information for the public and for attorneys. The public side provides attorney referral service as well as directory listings of elder law attorneys; lengthy overview articles on aspects of elder law, including disability planning, long term care insurance, and veterans benefits; and state-specific articles in elder law areas. The attorney side provides some information available to non-members, including recent news in elder law. Cases and a document exchange are available to members; however the list of recent cases, including citations, is visible to all visitors.

Findlaw Library: Elder Law

Written by an elder law practitioner, this overview looks at several areas which constitute the field of elder law. The list of Frequently Asked Questions also provides useful definitions for terms used in elder law.