Massachusetts Bar Assists Immigrants With Public Benefits

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 01:00

The Massachusetts Bar and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute are collaborating to make annual basic public benefits advocacy training more accessible to the many public and private sector individuals and lawyers who assist Massachusetts residents in qualifying for and receiving public benefits.

The training seminar is set for Wednesday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at MCLE Millstein Hall, 10 Winter Place, Boston.

The training will offer participants the nuts and bolts on immigration status and benefits for non-citizens. This training will walk attendees through the basics of immigration and public benefit rules. The program will help practitioners understand which benefits are available for specific immigrant populations and cover changes in 2009 on policy for immigrant eligibility.

The presenters are Patricia J. Baker; Virginia Benzan and Victoria Pulos of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Eva A. Millona of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program, call (800) 966-6253 or visit www.mcle.org.