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Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”).

NAELA is a national association of lawyers who work with older clients, disabled clients of all ages, and their families. Established in 1987, NAELA provides its members a resource for education, information, networking and assistance with the many specialized issues involved with legal services for seniors and people with special needs. NAELA provides the general public information, advocacy on legislation affecting the elderly and those with special needs, and assistance in finding qualified attorneys who specialize in the legal needs of the elderly and those with special needs.

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The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1992, to serve the legal profession and the public. Learn more >

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Dan Surprenant

Dan Surprenant

President MassNAELA

The objective of both NAELA and Mass NAELA is to promote the highest standards of practice, including increased ethical safeguards among attorneys who represent the most frail and vulnerable members of the population.



MassNAELA BILL H966; S580: Support of An Act To Preserve Eligibility for the PACE Program And Certain Waivered Services, Representative Benson, Senator Eldridge, H966; S58O. MassNAELA drafted this bill to enable more elders to qualify for MassHealth programs that provide care at home. With concerted advocacy by members and their clients, we believe this bill may pass the legislature. You can help by taking two steps:

1) Sign and send this sample letter directly to your legislator; and

2) Send or give this sample letter to those clients and family members whom you identify as benefiting from the passing of this bill:

Please ask your clients to sign the letter to the legislator and forward it directly to their senator and representative.

For a fact sheet and copy of the Bill: