News Release


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December 3, 2012

Christine Morganti , (505) 797-6028


Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in Rio Rancho


Rio Rancho, N.M.— The State Bar of New Mexico’s Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP) is offering a free legal workshop on “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday Dec. 13 at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Ln. in Rio Rancho. 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 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 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, (505) 891-5018.


All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated.


Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover this event. Please notify Christine Morganti, or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.



The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 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.