Founded in 2002, VAELA now has more than 170 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.
Message from the President, Joley Steffens
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! (read the full message →)
vaela At a Glance
Registration is now open for the 2018 UnProgram to be held Friday, February 23 - Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Charlottesville, VA.
2017 Annual Meeting was held Monday, September 18, in Charlottesville, VA.
Medicaid & Public Benefits Training was held Tuesday, September 19, in Charlottesville, VA.