Message from the President, Loretta Morris Williams

VAELA President

Thank you for visiting the website of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), a chapter of the National  Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  VAELA is leading the way in special needs and elder law in Virginia!

Founded in 2002, VAELA now has more than 160 members throughout the Commonwealth.  VAELA’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower legal representation of elderly and disabled clients and their families, and to advocate their issues before courts and legislatures.  VAELA recently hired its first executive director, Patricia McSherry.  Ms. McSherry’s background with aging organizations and talent at organizing busy attorneys is enhancing our ability to serve our members and our communities ... (continued)


At a Glance

Join us for our 2016 Annual Meeting at the Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA, Monday, June 13. Register Today!

2016 Unprogram GAL and MCLE Cetrification Forms

2015 Annual Meeting MCLE Certification Form

NEW! VAELA Brochure

NEW! VAELA Mentoring Program

In 2010, Jean Galloway Ball, Past President of VAELA, was named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Visit the NAELA website for an explanation of the honor.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding estate planning.

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