City of Plantation Proclaims October as Special Needs Law Month


Contact: 10/02/19

Bobbi Meloro (954) 577-1010;

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City of Plantation Proclaims October as Special Needs Law Month

PLANTATION, FL (October 2, 2019) – At its Council meeting on October 2, 2019, the City of Plantation and Mayor Lynn Stoner issued a proclamation recognizing October as “Special Needs Law Month.” The proclamation was given to Plantation resident and special needs attorney, Bobbi L. Meloro. In the area of special needs law, Ms. Meloro helps individuals with special needs and their families by protecting their assets through special needs trusts and by helping them to qualify for and obtain public benefits, such as Medicaid. Ms. Meloro has been practicing law for 20 years and, for the last 12 of those years, has maintained her law office in Plantation, where she also lives with her husband and three children. Ms. Meloro has been an active volunteer in the community at St. Gregory the Great Church, where she has been a parishioner since 1999, and as a Girl Scout leader for 14 years. In issuing this proclamation, the City follows the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) which established October as “National Special Needs Law Month” as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand the importance of special needs planning and the legal services available to them through the attorney members of NAELA. Members of NAELA, like Ms. Meloro, 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 to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. For more information about NAELA and its mission, visit For more information about Ms. Meloro, go to: