MLRI: Income Maximization for the Working Poor

  • 9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • By: Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • MCLE Conference Center
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

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

This session is an overview focusing on various supplemental benefits and assistance programs which help working families and individuals to maximize their income and reduce their expenses. The first part is presented in a lecture format and the second part utilizes small break-out groups and case hypotheticals. This training is for new and experienced legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about or get an update on this subject in order to help their clients.


•Laura R. Gallant, Esq., Neighborhood Legal Services Inc., Lynn

•Ellen J. Shachter, Esq., Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services, Cambridge

•$25 Legal Services attorneys and Non Lawyer Advocates

  • CLE Credit Comments: 4 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits