NAELA Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), has named Carol Cioe Klyman, a shareholder in the regional law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., editor-in-chief.
The journal publishes substantive articles covering estate planning, health law, elder law and special needs planning online throughout the year and a compendium print edition once a year. Attorney Klyman, who previously served as the journal’s co-executive editor, assumed her new position in June.
“NAELA Journal’s mission is to provide scholarly, in-depth treatment of issues of critical importance to lawyers advocating for older Americans and people with specials needs,” Attorney Klyman said. “These are cutting-edge areas of law where the rules change constantly, whether by legislation, court action or demographic shifts. The journal tries to provide context to these changes, educate our readers and stimulate creative approaches to advocacy and problem solving. I am extremely pleased and honored by this new opportunity and so grateful to my law firm partners who generously allow me to pursue my passion.”
Attorney Klyman, a resident of Westhampton, concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs trust planning, estate settlement, guardianships, trust and estates litigation, and MassHealth appeals. She graduated magna cum laude from Western New England University School of Law (1996) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island (1975). In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Council.
Attorney Klyman has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® list since 2007 and the Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys lists since 2005. In 2017, she was selected to the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts list, published as a special section in Boston magazine.
NAELA members are attorneys committed to providing legal advocacy, guidance and services that protect the rights and enhance the lives of aging Americans and the disabled, regardless of age. The nonprofit organization established in 1987 has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.