Online Resources

Online Resources

I. Selected Websites, News Sources, Blogs, and Pathfinders

The sites listed in this section are the most reliable and comprehensive sources of breaking and frequently updated news and information about issues affecting elder law practitioners and their clients.

A. Websites: General Information

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
http://www.naela.org/

NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners
http://www.naela.org/cap
The Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) was established by NAELA as an invitation only council for advanced practitioners in July 2005. Membership in CAP is available to preeminent elder law attorneys only..

National Senior Citizen’s Law Center (NSCLC)
http://www.nsclc.org/

NSCLC’s commentary on notable elder law cases
www.nsclc.org/index.php/federal-rights-project/case-analyses/

National Elder Law Network
www.neln.org
NELN.org is the successor to the Kansas Elder Law Network, one of the Web’s first dedicated elder law-related sites. NELN.org’s principal value lies in its collection of annotated research bibliographies on a wide variety of topics.

AARP
http://www.aarp.org/

AARP’s Policy & Research Center
http://www.aarp.org/research/

AARP Issues Blog
http://aarp.typepad.com/

RAND Corporation: Research on Aging and Health
http://www.rand.org/health.html
A good source of research-based information on policy issues

National Council on Aging
http://www.ncoa.org
Policy-oriented research and publications; articles for laypersons

ABA Commission on the Law and Aging
http://www.abanet.org/aging/

Consumer’s Toolkit for Advanced Health Care Planning (2005)
http://www.abanet.org/aging/publications/docs/consumer_tool_kit_bk.pdf

Administration for Community Living
http://www.acl.gov/
Site is geared mainly to elders and their families, but it does have good statistical information. ACL Aging and Disability Networks, https://www.acl.gov/node/584, contains topically-arranged links to internal resources on the ACL site and external resources.

Fleming & Curti Elder Law
http://www.elder-law.com/
One of the oldest resource-rich law-firm-based elder law sites on the Net. Its “Elder-Law Issues Newsletter” is published weekly.

Life Care Planning Firm Elder Law Fax
http://www.tn-elderlaw.com/Publication
A bi-weekly compendium of elder law news and case summaries.

Life Care Planning Law Firm of Jerold E. Rothkoff
http://www.rothkofflaw.com/
The Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff is committed to helping seniors and their families navigate through the difficult legal issues involving the aging process.

Senior Law
http://www.seniorlaw.com/resource.htm
Another long-standing law-firm based elder law site.

Elder Law Answers
http://www.elderlawanswers.com/
ElderLawAnswers supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in achieving their goals by providing the best information on the Internet about crucial legal issues facing seniors, and a network of highly qualified elder law attorneys nationwide.

Virtual Chase
http://www.virtualchase.com/topics/elder_law.shtml
Ballard, Spahr’s small but useful collection of elder law sites.

B. Websites: Topical Sites and Legal Pathfinders

Topical websites focus on an issue or issues that are relatively narrow, and generally comprise both links to external resources and information and resources located on site. A legal “pathfinder” serves as an annotated guide to resources on a particular topic or area of research interest.

Saint Louis University Elder Law & Long Term Care Pathfinder
http://law.slu.edu/healthlaw/research/links/topical.html#elder

Washburn University Elder Law Pathfinder
http://www.washlaw.edu/subject/elder.html

Stetson Law School Elder Law Pathfinder
http://www.law.stetson.edu/elderlaw/

Stetson Law School Consumer Protection Program for Professionals
http://elder.law.stetson.edu/professional/

Loyola University Chicago Elder Law Pathfinder
http://lawlibguides.luc.edu/elderlaw

National Center for State Courts Elder Abuse Pathfinder
http://www.ncsc.org/Topics/Children-Families-and-Elders/Elder-Abuse/Resource-Guide.aspx

NELN.org Bibliographies
http://neln.org/media.asp?theWhat=2

Legal pathfinders on narrow, specific topics pertaining to elder law and practice.

Researching Medical Literature on the Internet
http://www.llrx.com/features/medical2005.htm

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
http://www.kff.org/about/kcmu.cfm

Coalition on Family Caregiving
http://www.cfcares.org

C. Blogs

Elder Law Prof Blog
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/

Elder Law: You and Yours Blawg
http://yandy-elderlaw.blogspot.com/

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog
http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/

PA Elder, Estate, and Fiduciary Law Blog
http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/index.html

My Elder Advocate Blog
http://www.myelderadvocate.typepad.com/

Medical Futilty Blog
http://www.medicalfutility.blogspot.com/

Healthcare Neutral, LLC
http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
Healthcare Neutral, LLC was established to address the unmet need in the healthcare field for efficient and effective alternatives to the traditional litigation process. Healthcare Neutral, LLC provides alternative dispute resolution services exclusively for the healthcare industry.

D. Journals

Elder Law Journal
http://home.law.uiuc.edu/elderlaw/index.html
Tables of Contents and information only. Full text is available on Lexis.

Marquette’s Elders Advisor
http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?current/eldersAdvisor
Table of Contents and information only. Full text available on Westlaw.

 

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