Friday, February 29, 2008

"National Elder Law Network" Revitalized Online

Professor Kim Dayton, author of the Elder Law Prof Blog posted an entry on January 29, 2008, entitled "National Elder Law Network back on-line", which reported that the National Elder Law Network "is back on-line with new and updated bibliographies and articles".

NELN's website describes its heritage and its continuing educational mission in offering "Free, Reliable Information for Seniors and their Advocates":

The National Elder Law Network was founded in 1995, when it was called the Kansas Elder Law Network, and is one of the first Web-based sources of comprehensive information on elder law and policy.

Since that time, NELN has been a reliable source of free information on legal issues affecting seniors.

Its content includes annotated research bibliographies authored and updated by law students at the
William Mitchell College of Law [St. Paul, Minnesota] and the University of Kansas [Lawrence, Kansas], articles, and other materials aimed at the elderly, their attorneys and advocates, and their caregivers. [Links added.]

NELN’s founder, Professor Kim Dayton, remains involved. Much credit is given to "the dozens of law students, librarians, and staff members who have worked on this site over the past thirteen years."

The website's interface is starkly simple. Its content can be browsed or searched quite easily.

This website offers four types of media to convey its content:

The content is organized under thirty-three "topics", covering all aspects of elder law and seniors' experiences or challenges. The topical list begins with "Abuse and Neglect" & "Advanced Directives / Living Wills", and ends with "Taxation" & "Trusts", with many relevant subjects in-between. An expanded listing of content under these topics is available here.

Professor Dayton and the other dedicated contributors have assembled much useful information that can be useful for consumers & professionals. For those interested in this subject matter, it is a site that should be bookmarked.