Legal-Size Resources on Aging

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Following are important resources for information about legal assistance and law legislation.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a professional association of attorneys that sponsors continuing legal education programs on elderlaw, as well as publications and educational materials for lawyers. The website at provides extensive links to such resources on aging and the law as associations, community legal services and key government sites, both nationally and by state. Contact NAELA, based inTucson, Ariz., at (520) 881-4005.

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) is dedicated to "helping older people live in dignity and freedom from poverty." The organization, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., advocates through litigation, legislative and agency representation and assistance to attorneys and paralegals in field programs. Its website, at www.mclc. org, is regularly updated with staff-written articles about current issues and actions undertaken by NCSLC on healthcare, retirement income and security, and social justice issues. For more information, contact NCSLC at (202) 289-6976, (213) 639-0930 or

National Support Center in Law and Aging (NSCLA), funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is located at the Center for Social Gerontology, Ann Arbor, Mich. …