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October 11, 2013

D.D. Wolohan, Communications and Member Services Program Manager, (505) 797-6039

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in the Lordsburg and Silver City Areas


Albuquerque, N.M. — The State Bar of New Mexico’s Legal Resources for the Elderly Program is offering two free legal workshops “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens in the Lordsburg and Silver City areas. 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 workshops last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and allow time for questions. After the workshops, 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. For more information about LREP or a workshop in your area, call 1-800-876-6657. All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated.


Lordsburg Workshop:

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Ena Mitchell Senior Center, 532 DeMoss, Lordsburg, NM 88045

Presentation: 10:30–11:45 a.m.

Attorney consultations: 12:30–3 p.m. (The last appointment is at 2:30 p.m.)



Silver City Workshop:

Thursday, Oct. 24

Silver City Senior Center, 205 W Victoria Street, Silver City, NM 88061

Presentation: 10–11:55 a.m.

Attorney consultations: 12:30–4 p.m. (The last appointment is at 3:30 p.m.)



The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 9,000 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.