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July 2, 2013

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

dwolohan@nmbar.org

 

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Socorro

 

Albuquerque, N.M. — The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is offering a free legal workshop “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” from 10–11:15 a.m., July 11, at the Socorro County Senior Center, 1410 Ake Ave., Socorro. 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 from 12:30–3 p.m. for free 30-minute consultations with New Mexicans 55 or older who scheduled appointments in advance. To make an appointment, call the senior center, 575-835-2119. (The last appointment is at 2:30 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.