For Immediate Release
March 3, 2018     
Contact: Abby Matienzo, 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 4-10, 2018. 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 disabilities from fraud, identity theft, and scams.

“Every day, NAELA members meet with people in these vulnerable populations and their families and help them cope with financial abuse or related issues, as well as helping them plan for the future,” said NAELA President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP.

Learn how to get 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

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