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)
NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners
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)
NSCLC’s commentary on notable elder law cases
National Elder Law Network
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’s Policy & Research Center
AARP Issues Blog
RAND Corporation: Research on Aging and Health
A good source of research-based information on policy issues
National Council on Aging
Policy-oriented research and publications; articles for laypersons
ABA Commission on the Law and Aging
Consumer’s Toolkit for Advanced Health Care Planning (2005)
Administration on Aging
Site is geared mainly to elders and their families, but it does have good statistical information. Aoa Aging Internet Information Network, http://www.aoa.gov/prof/notes/notes.asp, contains topically-arranged links to internal resources on the AoA site and external resources.
Fleming & Curti Elder Law
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
A bi-weekly compendium of elder law news and case summaries.
Life Care Planning Law Firm of Jerold E. Rothkoff
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.
Another long-standing law-firm based elder law site.
Elder Law Answers
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.
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
Washburn University Elder Law Pathfinder
Stetson Law School Elder Law Pathfinder
Stetson Law School Consumer Protection Program for Professionals
Loyola University Chicago Elder Law Pathfinder
National Center for State Courts Elder Abuse Pathfinder
Legal pathfinders on narrow, specific topics pertaining to elder law and practice.
Researching Medical Literature on the Internet
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Coalition on Family Caregiving
Elder Law Prof Blog
Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof Blog
Elder Law: You and Yours Blawg
Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog
PA Elder, Estate, and Fiduciary Law Blog
My Elder Advocate Blog
Medical Futilty Blog
Healthcare Neutral, LLC
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.
Elder Law Journal
Tables of Contents and information only. Full text is available on Lexis.
Marquette’s Elders Advisor
Table of Contents and information only. Full text available on Westlaw.