Lisa Lunsford, managing atty, Homeless Action Center; Stephanie Haffner, senior litigator, Western Center on Law and Poverty; Angie Schwartz, policy director, The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic process to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. All attorneys who work with low-income people should learn the basics of public benefits law, and this course will teach the tools you need to assist clients with their public benefits legal issues.