Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Raton and Mosquero
The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program (LREP) is offering free legal workshops on “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” in Raton and Mosquero. 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.
After the workshop, LREP staff attorneys will meet privately for free 30-minute consultations with New Mexicans 55 or older who scheduled appointments in advance.
Raton Senior Center
10:30 a.m., June 16
To make an appointment, call Cathy Salazar, (575) 445-3278.
Mosquero Senior Center
10:00 a.m., June 17
To make an appointment, call Christine Trujillo, (575) 673-2310, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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.