Message from the President, Karen L. Fortier

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. Our hope is that this site will be of value to you, whether you are searching for an Elder Law attorney to assist you or a loved one, or just browsing the web for basic information.

The members of VAELA are dedicated to serving the needs of seniors, the disabled, and their families. The elderly and disabled often face a multitude of legal issues, and our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys can provide the specialized service and advice needed to sort through those issues, from basic powers of attorney and wills to the complex issues involved in obtaining and preserving eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits ... (continued)


At a Glance

2014 Annual UnProgram, February 23-24, 2014. Register today. Download the 2014 UnProgram Announcement.

2014 Unprogram GAL and MCLE Certification Forms

2014 Annual Meeting, June 23, 2014

NEW! VAELA Brochure

NEW! VAELA Mentoring Program

2013 Annual Meeting GAL Certification Form

2013 Annual Meeting MCLE Certification Form

2013 UnProgram GAL and MCLE Certification Forms

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.

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