A. I am a member in good standing of the State Bar in all jurisdictions in which I am licensed to practice, I was a member in good standing at the time any license I may have had was voluntarily surrendered, and I am currently an active members of the Bar in at least said jurisdiction. See Rules and Regulations 5.1.1.
B. I have practiced elder law an average of at least 16 hours per week during at least three of the four years since my certification or most recent re-certification and, that I expect to satisfy the number of hours requirement in the fifth year of my certification.
C. I have provided legal services in at least sixty (60) elder law matters as defined in Sections 220.127.116.11 (A) of the Rule and Regulations during the same period in the immediate preceding paragraph B.
Upload your continuing legal education in elder law within the period of your current certification or most recent re-certification. You must have participated in at least 75 hours of continuing legal education in elder law within the period of your current certification or most recent re-certification, with no more than 24 hours credited in any one year. CLE may be earned to satisfy this requirement until two months prior to the expiration of your certification. Please indicate whether the CLE course has been approved by the bar in any jurisdiction. If it has not been approved, please send sufficient information regarding the activity to allow the Standards Committee to make a decision regarding its acceptability to satisfy CLE requirements. The applicant may request on the application for re-certification credit for up to 20 hours of continuing legal education credit for teaching courses, speaking at seminars, authoring books or articles and similar activities.
List below the name, email and address of at least three (3) current NELF Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA®) who are familiar with your competence and qualifications in elder law. None of these attorneys may be persons related to you or engaged in the practice of elder law with you. You may give us more than the three references required by the Rules and Regulations. This is not mandatory, but will help ensure the timely return of the requisite number so as not to delay your application. All references you provide will be contacted and all references received will be considered, even if more than three are received.
As part of the Re-Certification Application Agreement, you have signed a confidentiality waiver, waiving the right to review or discover the Confidential Statements of Reference received from your references and the information contained therein.
No alterations or modifications may be made to this Agreement. If any alterations or modifications are made, the application will not be accepted and filed.
Note: You must comply with all re-certification requirements as set forth in the Rules and Regulations.
The successful completion of the Re-Certification Application must be received, not more than one year, nor less than two months before the expiration date or your most recent re-certification.
A. I agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations by the National Elder Law Foundation as amended from time to time.
B. In making and filing this application for certification, I authorize all persons, firms, offices, corporations, association, organizations, State or Federal agencies and institutions to furnish to NELF or any of its authorized representatives, all relevant documents, records or other information that may be requested in the investigation of this application or in any investigation of my continuing satisfaction of the standards for certification.
C. I further agree that all information received by NELF may be treated confidentially by NELF. In addition, I hereby waive my right of confidentiality with regard to any agency (whether State, National, or other, including the American Bar Association) with jurisdiction over legal licensure, disciplinary proceedings, or specialization, and also with regard to any organization or entity approved by the State to certify legal specialist to which I have applied or by which I am certified.
D. I certify that I have, in fact completed the above listed continuing legal education elder law courses within the period of my current certification or most recent re-certification, and that I can produce appropriate documentation of same if requested by the National Elder Law Foundation.
E. I specifically waive any right to review any Confidential Statements of Reference or other evaluations and references made to NELF, whether solicited by me or by NELF. In addition, I agree not to seek discovery of such references and evaluation, formally or informally, in any legal proceeding or otherwise.
F. I agree to defend or pay the costs of defense, at the discretion of NELF, for any suit or claim initiated concerning my application, my Certification or Re-Certification, or the revocation of my Certification or Re-Certification, by the National Elder Law Foundation, and to indemnify the National Elder Law Foundation for any judgement or settlement ordered or paid as a result of any legal action arising therefor.
G. I agree that in the event my certificate is suspended or revoked or I am not re-certified, I shall cease to hold myself out in any way as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and will remove my certificate from public display.