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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Free Legal Assistance For Seniors in Santa Fe

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” at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 21, at the Mary Ester Gonzales Senior Center in Santa Fe. Free half-hour legal consultations for New Mexicans 55 or older are part of the program. 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 for free 30-minute consultations with New Mexicans 55 or older who scheduled appointments in advance. Appointments begin at 1 p.m. Call Cristy, (505) 955-4721, to schedule a consultation.

All senior citizens who live in the area are encouraged to attend, even if they have previously participated. This may be the only time LREP will visits this area of the state during the year.

Established in 1983, LREP is a nonprofit program of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. LREP operates a statewide toll-free helpline, a lawyer referral service and a local outreach program. For free helpline assistance, call LREP at (800) 876-6657.