The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law. NELF’s Certified Elder Law Attorney designation is itself certified by the American Bar Association. There are over 500 CELAs across the country, and our numbers are growing steadily.

Are you looking for an attorney who has demonstrated expertise in elder law and special needs, passed a rigorous examination, maintains continuing education and involvement standards, and has been recognized by his or her peers and colleagues? This is the place to find that attorney click here to locate a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®).


Learn about the legal issues facing seniors and the importance of seeking assistance from a CELA®, in this educational video that aired nationally on PBS affiliates.

Focusing on the needs of seniors and people with DISABILITIES

The National Elder Law Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993, and is dedicated to the development and improvement of the professional competence of lawyers in the area of elder law

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