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Career in Elder Law

Elder Law specializes in meeting the legal needs of older people and their families. Practicing in the area of Elder Law includes legal matters associated with:

  • abuse/neglect
  • assisted-living/long-term care
  • consumer fraud
  • disability
  • estate planning
  • discrimination
  • guardianship
  • health care insurance issues
  • retirement benefits

The Changing Population Creates a Growing Niche for Lawyers - brief article focusing on the benefits of a specialization in elder law, Chicago Lawyer, Nov. 1, 2011

Elder Law in Transition: NAELA's National Conference Focuses on the Future - Elder Law Report, Jul/Aug 2014

Career Pathways: Elder Law (Univ. of Memphis School of Law) - Description of elder law tasks and work settings with coursework recommendations.

Professional Organizations

Explore professional organizational websites for newsletters, resources, and for networking opportunities.

Keeping Current

Bifocal - a Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging - Bifocal, the Commission on Law and Aging's bi-monthly journal, provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network. Recent issues freely available online.

Elder Law Journal - available on Hein Online, LexisNexis, and WESTLAW

Marquette Elder's Advisor - available on Hein Online and WESTLAW

Books in the Law Library

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