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Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 series covers 13 different topics.

Note: All programs will be available online only.


  • Tuition for Legal Services Staff, Social Services/Health Services/Community and Non-Lawyer Advocates: $35.00 per person per session.
  • Tuition for All Others: $125/person/session.
  • Free for employees of sponsor organizations (including many legal services programs - check with your program to see if your program is a sponsor)
  • Important note about the registration fee: 
    The fee is $35 for non lawyer advocates/ legal services attorneys.  The default fee that you will see on the registration page is $125.  When you are in the cart, you will see this field: Program fees field on the MCLE registration page
    If you change the "All Others" to non lawyer advocates or legal services attorneys, then click the "update" box in the order summary box to the right, the fee will update to $35. 


Go to to register:

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Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Assistance Shelter & Benefits

CORI: Basics of the New Criminal Justice Reform Law

SSI & SSDI Basics

Overview of the TAFDC Program  - Massachusetts’ Cash Assistance Program for Families

Utilities Advocacy for Low-income Households in Massachusetts

SNAP/Food Stamps 101 Advocacy

Health Care Access Programs in Mass.

Tenants' Rights

Income Maximization for the Working Poor 

Unemployment Insurance

Immigrants & Public Benefits

Veterans Benefits

Elder Benefits Programs

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