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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028
cmorganti@nmbar.org

Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Rio Rancho

The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program (LREP) is offering a free legal workshop on “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., February 22, at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho. Free half-hour legal consultations for New Mexicans 55 or older are part of the program. All seniors, family members and others who work with seniors are invited to attend. Topics include powers of attorney, advance health-care directives, estate planning and Medicaid for long-term care. The workshop lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and allows time for questions.

Before the workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon, LREP staff attorneys will meet privately for free 30-minute consultations with New Mexicans 55 or older who scheduled appointments in advance. To make an appointment, call the senior center’s programs office, (505) 896-8322.

All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated. This may be the only time LREP will visits this area of the state during the year.

Funding is provided by the New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services Department, the State Bar of New Mexico and the New Mexico Civil Legal Services Commission.

Established in 1983, LREP is a nonprofit program of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. LREP operates a statewide toll-free helpline, a lawyer referral service and a local outreach program. For free helpline assistance, call LREP at (800) 876-6657.