March 11, 2013
D.D. Wolohan, Communications and Member Services Program Manager, (505) 797-6039
Free Legal Assistance for Seniors In Gallup and Grants Area
Albuquerque, N.M. — The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is offering two free legal workshops “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens in the Grants and Gallup area. 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. Call the LREP Helpline, 1-800-876-6657 for more information.
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, March 19
Ford Canyon Senior Center, 908 Buena Vista
Attorney consultations from 1 to 4:30 p.m. (The last appointment is at 4 p.m.)
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20
Cibola Senior Citizens Center, 550 Jurassic Court
Attorney consultations from 1 to 4 p.m. (The last appointment is at 3:30 p.m.)
All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated.
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.