For Immediate Release
March 1, 2019   
Contact: Abby M. Reitz, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Supports National Consumer Protection Week

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, 2019. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission, is dedicated to helping people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

NAELA member attorneys are committed to protecting older Americans and people with special needs from fraud, identity theft, and other forms of financial abuse.

“Financial abuse is spreading rapidly, and NAELA members are committed to protecting these populations who are often the target of scams and fraud. We not only want to help our clients recognize the warning signs, but also help them plan so it can be prevented in the future,” said NAELA President Michael J. Amoruso, Esq., CAP, Fellow.

Order free consumer education materials on the Federal Trade Commission website and read the latest from consumer protection experts. 

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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