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August 29, 2013

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


Free Legal Assistance for Seniors in the Chama and Amalia 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 Chama and Amalia 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.


Chama Workshop:

Thursday, Sept. 12

Chama Senior Center, 2449 Highway 6484, Chama, NM, 87520

Presentation: 10–11:15 a.m.

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



Amalia Workshop

Friday, Sept. 13

Amalia Senior Center, 583 State Road 196, Amalia, NM 87512

Presentation: noon–1:15 p.m.

Attorney consultations: 2–4 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.