Regional Law Firm Attorney Named Secretary of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Hyman G DarlingSpringfield, MA - The Springfield-based regional law firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Hyman G. Darling, CELA, as secretary of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) 2013-2014 board of directors. Darling began serving as NAELA secretary on June 1, 2013. As NAELA secretary, he will serve in a critical role in leading NAELA towards achieving its goals while ensuring that all notices follow the NAELA bylaws or as required by law.

Darling said, "After serving on the Massachusetts chapter for several years and on the national board for 4 years, this is an exciting opportunity to serve our members. Our MA chapter is the largest in the association, and the direction and advocacy of NAELA have made a tremendous difference is assisting our elders."

Attorney Darling is chairman of the estate planning and elder law department at Bacon Wilson, and he is recognized as the area's preeminent estate planner. His areas of expertise include all areas of estate planning, probate and elder law. Darling is past president of the Hampden County Estate Planning Council and also a Certified Elder Law Attorney. In addition, he is a past president of the Hampden County Bar Association, he teaches law at Bay Path College, and is an adjunct professor at Western New England University School of Law - LLM program, teaching Elder Law. He serves on the boards of many charitable entities, including the National Planned Giving Committee of the American Cancer Society and is former chair of the Baystate Health Systems Professional Advisors Committee. Darling is a frequent lecturer on various estate planning and elder law topics at both the local and national levels. He earned his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and his A.B. from Boston University. Darling lives in Longmeadow.

With 39 attorneys, Bacon Wilson, P.C. is the largest law firm in Western MA. Additionally, they have 65 paralegals, secretaries and other support staff to assist with your legal work. The firm's four offices are located in Springfield, Westfield, Northampton and Amherst to convenience you, and free parking is offered at all locations. Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson provides legal services in almost every area of the law to clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.

by: Christine Pilch Mancini, Marketing DirectorCPilchMancini(at)BaconWilson.com