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)

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 is the successor to the Kansas Elder Law Network, one of the Web’s first dedicated elder law-related sites.’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 for Community Living
Site is geared mainly to elders and their families, but it does have good statistical information. ACL Aging and Disability Networks,, contains topically-arranged links to internal resources on the ACL 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.

Senior Law
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.

Virtual Chase
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 Bibliographies

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

C. Blogs

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.

D. Journals

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.


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