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Trainings for Community Advocates

The following is a list of upcoming trainings that may be of interest to legal advocates in Massachusetts who handle poverty law issues, or to social services advocates who help low-income clients seeking legal help and information. Click on the title of the training for more information, including location.
Training Description Date/Time
CORI: Basics of the Criminal Justice Reform Law

This seminar provides an overview of criminal offender record information (CORI) laws as related to employment, driver licenses, housing, and other collateral consequences. Topics include: how to get CORI reports; sealing and expungement of adult and...

10/26/2021 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
SSI & SSDI Basics (11/2/21)

Social Security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming, especially for an unrepresented claimant. The...

11/02/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Overview of the TAFDC Program, Massachusetts' Cash Assistance Program for Families (12/9)

This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)—the cash assistance program for...

12/09/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101 (1/27/22)

Program details to come.


  • Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
  • Victoria Negus, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston


  • $35.00 - Legal Services Attorney...
01/27/2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm