Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Overview

Welcome to the MassNAELA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s (DEI Committee) Research and Resources webpage! The DEI Committee was created in July of 2020 in support of MassNAELA’s commitment to “more tightly align our advocacy with what this country should be doing to put a stop to all healthcare, educational and societal inequities and disparities.” The DEI Committee established three principles/goals:

  1. Increase and diversify our community outreach to diverse audiences and communities;
  2. Expand membership representation to reflect diverse audiences and communities; and
  3. Develop programs and training reflective of the chapter’s commitment to supporting and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you would like to become more involved in these efforts please contact Co-Chairs Matthew Albanese (matthew@albaneselawllc.com) and Paula Nedder (paula@nedderlawllc.com). Below are links to several resources, trainings, articles, and other information to help you and your practice to be more inclusive and equitable.


Your MassNAELA DEI Committee has been hard at work looking for ways to diversify our Chapter as one of our strategic goals. One way to accomplish this would be to add more diverse Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys to our mix. If you have an employment opportunity in your office, we suggest that in addition to the usual sources you also consider listing your position with Massachusetts Affinity Bars, such as the Mass. Black Lawyers Association or the Mass. Association of Hispanic Attorneys. Click on the button below to view the contact information for these Affinity Bars with links to their web pages. On several of these pages there is the  opportunity to post a job opportunity and we would encourage you to do so. If we all work together, we can make MassNAELA a more inclusive and interesting group to be part of. Click here as well for Affinity Bar Information.