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Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2016-2017 Dates Announced

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) present a series of trainings every year for legal, social, health services, and community advocates who assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Each session includes substantive materials and is led by expert advocates from legal services programs throughout the state.

The 2016-2017 series covers 11 different topics (see below).

Location:  

  • MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Tuition:  

  • Tuition for Legal Services Staff, Social Services/Health Services/Community and Non-Lawyer Advocates: $25 per person per session.
  • For Unemployment Insurance training only: Tuition for Attorney's signing up for Voluteer Lawyer's Project Unemployment Insurance Panel: $25 per person.
  • Tuition for All Others: $95/person/session.

Sessions - go to www.MCLE.org to register:

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  • Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Assistance Shelter & Benefits
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Unemployment Insurance: Helping Out-of-Work Clients Navigate the Unemployment System
    • Friday, October 28, 2016, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
  • SSI & SSDI Basics
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Income Maximization for the Working Poor (Families and Individuals)
    • Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • New Developments in TAFDC, Massachusetts Cash Assistance Program for Families
    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • State and Federal Veterans Benefits
    • Thursday, January 26, 2017,  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Health Care Access in Changing Times
    • Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • CORI: Basics of the New Law for Legal Aid and Community Service Providers
    • Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • Food Stamps/SNAP Nutrition Benefits: Advocacy 101
    • RESCHEDULED Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1:15 pm - 4:00
  • Immigrants & Public Benefits
    • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Elder Benefits Programs
    • Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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