Basic Benefits Training Series - Income Maximization for the Working Poor

  • 9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: MA Law Reform Institute, MA Continuing Legal Education
  • MCLE Conference Center
  • Source: Massachusetts > Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
  • Bar Association
  • Public Benefits
  • Seminar

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) present a series of trainings every year for legal, social, health services, and community advocates who assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Each session includes substantive materials and is led by expert advocates from legal services programs throughout the state, including Community Legal Aid, Disability Law Center, Greater Boston Legal Services, Legal Advocacy and Resource Center, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, MLRI, MetroWest Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services, Shelter Legal Services, and South Coastal Counties Legal Services. Click for more information.

The 2013-2014 series covers 11 different topics (see below).


MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)


Tuition for Legal Services Staff, Social Services/Health Services/Community and Non-Lawyer Advocates: $25 per person per session.

For Representing Unemployed Workers Training Only: Tuition for Attorney's signing up for Volunteer Lawyer's Project Unemployment Insurance Panel: $25 per person.

Tuition for All Others: $95/person/session.


Click on each session for content and registration information.

Representing Unemployed Workers at Unemployment Insurance Hearings
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Assistance Shelter & Benefits
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Income Maximization for the Working Poor (Families and Individuals)
Monday, October 28, 2013, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

SSI & SSDI Basics
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Health Care Access in Changing Times
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cash Assistance for Massachusetts Families & Individuals: TAFDC and EAEDC
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Food Stamps/SNAP Nutrition Benefits: Advocacy 101
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

State and Federal Veterans Benefits
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Elder Benefits Programs
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Immigrants & Public Benefits
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

CORI: Basics of the New Law for Legal Aid and Community Service Providers
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm