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July 26, 2013

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


Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in the Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa Area


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 Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa 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.


Fort Sumner Workshop:

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Fort Sumner Senior Center, 510 Main Street, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

Presentation: 10:30–11:45 a.m.

Attorney consultations: 1–3:30 p.m. (The last appointment is at 3 p.m.)



Santa Rosa Workshop:

Thursday, Aug. 8

Campos Senior Center, 550 River Road, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Presentation: 10–11:55 a.m.

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