The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys held its annual meeting in Fort Worth, Texas last week. Lauren S. Marinaro was selected as the incoming Co-Chair of NAELA’s Federal Policy Committee.
Marinaro is President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAELA (NJ-NAELA), which advocates on legislative and policy matters that affect senior citizens and people with disabilities in New Jersey. She’s a Partner with Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg in Clark. She attended the NAELA Annual Meeting and Trust Workshop in Ft. Worth, Texas on May 8-10th. While there, she participated in discussion groups on various Trust topics, facilitated a workshop on NAELA State Chapter advocacy and growth, and was announced as the 2019-2020 Federal Policy Committee co-Chair. The members of both state and national NAELA are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with special needs. Established in 1987, NAELA’s mission is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. The organization also provide plenty of information for the public who may need such legal services.
Among the “hot topics” in Federal Policy that Lauren will work on through her activity with NAELA for 2019-2020 and beyond are monitoring 1115 Medicaid Waivers, fighting for improved spousal impoverishment standards for community-based Medicaid, supporting the Money Follows the Person initiative, protecting inherited IRAs for disabled and vulnerable heirs, and civil rights initiatives for disabled individuals and the elderly. Read more by clicking on those links, and contact Lauren or your legislators if these issues are of interest to you.
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