Leading the Way in Pennsylvania in Special Needs and Elder Law


The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families. PAELA provides a resource of information, education, networking, and assistance to those who work with the many specialized issues confronting the elderly and the disabled.

Our Mission

The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys’ mission is to strengthen, train, assist, and support qualified members in order to ensure the development, advancement and promotion of quality legal service for older Americans and to ensure that its members are the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people as they age and those with special needs.

Discover the benefits of joining the Pennsylvania chapter of NAELA

PAELA Members enjoy many benefits including:

  • Participate in state legislative and regulatory issues affecting your clients and to shape solutions that benefit them.
  • Have access to PAELA’s listserv to present issues and seek and receive guidance from other elder law attorneys.
  • Attend PAELA’s Winter Conference
  • Earn CELA credits through webinars

Discover all the benefits through our full page below

Primary Practice Areas

We promote education and advocacy within the Elder Law community of Pennsylvania

Estate Administration

Promoting education and advocacy within the Elder Law community of Pennsylvania

Special Needs Planning

Build security for persons with disabilities

Administrative Advocacy

Assist in navigating the bureaucracy of aging

Medicaid Law

Help pay medical costs for financially needy people

Estate Planning

Create effective strategies for wealth transfer

Estate Recovery

Repay the state for medicaid benefits

Upcoming Events

Stay up-to-date with the latest events and webinars hosted by PAELA.


February 22 – 24, 2024:
16th Annual Winter Conference



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