Elder Law Career Guide


Updated August 2016


Joan M. Krauskopf, Elderlaw: Advocacy for the Aging (2010 & annual update).
This treatise includes a chapter on the practice of elder law, with an overview of elder law careers and practical tips on how to run an elder law practice.



Maya Bazar, Life Care Planning in an Elder Law Practice: How Does It Work?, Elder Law Report, April 2014, at 1.

William J. Brisk, Exploring the Future of Elder and Special Needs Law, NAELA Journal, Spring 2013, at 5.

Kenneth M. Coughlin, Attorneys as Guardians: An Awkward Fit for Many, Fulfilling for Some, Elder Law Report, April 2013, at 1.

E. Spencer Ghazey-Bates, The Affordable Care Act and the Continued Commoditization of Elder Law, NAELA Journal, Spring 2015, at 35.

Sherry Karabin, The Changing Population Creates a Growing Niche for Lawyers, Chicago Lawyer, November 1, 2011.

Bernard A. Krooks and Kameron L. Kirkevold, Why Elder Law?, Probate & Property, May-June 2014, at 38.

Harry S. Margolis, Elder Law in Transition: NAELA's National Conference Focuses on the Future, Elder Law Report, July-Aug. 2014, at 1.

Harry S. Margolis, How Directive Should Elder Law Attorneys Be?, Elder Law Report, Jan. 2016, at 8.

Andrea G. Van Leesten, Elder Law for Solos, GP Solo, July-August 2013, at 74.


Elder Law Report
Published by Wolters Kluwer
Available on LegalTrac (2006-present)

NAELA Journal
Published by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Available on 
Academic Search Complete (2009-present)

CLE Materials

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Reference Materials
Available on Westlaw (1999-present)



American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 662-8690
e-mail: aging@americanbar.org
website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
1577 Spring Hill Rd., Suite 310
Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (703) 942-5711
email: naela@naela.org
website: http://www.naela.org/

National Elder Law Foundation
6336 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 326, #136
Tucson, AZ 85704
tel: (520) 881-1076
website: http://www.nelf.org/

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