Elder Law Resource Center


Looking for information about elder law, planning for or dealing with special needs, or the CELA certification?

We provide selected additional resources to help you locate a qualified attorney in your area, or to help you find answers to your questions about elder and special needs law, the CELA designation, and the National Elder Law Foundation. This information will continue to expand as we offer new resources -- check back often.

Elder Law Videos


Learn about Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, and other elder law issues from Certified Elder Law Attorneys around the country. 

The Elder Law Whiteboard

In this series of videos, CELA's from around the country explain some of the more common elder law issues and topics, in these straightforward, easy to understand videos.  Click on a title below to watch a video. 

What is Elder Law? | Daniel Parsons, CELA
Ethics of a CELA | Amos Goodall, CELA
Using a Certified Elder Law Attorney | David McGuffey, CELA
What is Guardianship? | Catherine Anne Seal, CELA
What is a Certified Elder Law Attorney? | Michael Kirtland, CELA
Medicaid for Long Term Care | Jim Schuster, CELA
Working with an Elder Law Attorney | Timothy Crawford, CELA
Why Powers of Attorney are Important | Stephen Spano, CELA
An Overview of Advanced Directives | Marta Willager, CELA
What is Capacity? | Kathleen Whitehead, CELA
An Overview of Special Needs Trusts | Ian Oppenheim, CELA
An Overview of Powers of Attorney | Hyman Darling, CELA
Introduction to the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit | Howard Krooks, CELA
What Benefits are Available for Veterans? | Howard Krooks, CELA


External Resources

The following resources are blogs and other informational articles from reliable attorneys.  Clicking on one of the links below will take you away form NELF.org.

What is a CELA, and Why Does It Matter? -- Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog
Lawyer Specialization: Selecting a Certified Elder Law Attorney -- Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog
How to Find Competent Legal Help for Senior Issues -- Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog
What is a CELA? -- Oast & Hook: Legal Power for Seniors
NAELA, NELF, CELA, ACTEC -- What Does It All Mean? -- Fleming & Curti, PLC, website
What Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney? -- Jean Galloway Ball, CELA, website
What Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney? -- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys website

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