MLRI Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

A series of trainings for legal, social and health services, and community advocates who assist low and moderate-income individuals and families.

MCLE and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) 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. Detailed materials are distributed for each training.

Fall 2022 and Winter/Spring 2023 Trainings

Programs are offered in-person at MCLE's Boston Conference Center and by live and recorded webcast. Click the program title for details.
October 4, 2022: Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness
October 18, 2022: CORI Basics: Criminal Record Sealing, Expungement & Related Issues
November 2, 2022: SSI & SSDI Basics
December 13, 2022: Overview of the TAFDC Program, Massachusetts' Cash Assistance Program for Families
January 18, 2023: Utilities—Advocacy for Low-Income Households in Massachusetts
January 26, 2023: SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101
February 15, 2023: Tenants' Rights
February 27, 2023: Health Care Access Programs
March 2, 2023: Unemployment Insurance
March 7, 2023: Income Maximization
April 5, 2023: Immigrants & Public Benefits
April 19, 2023: State & Federal Veterans' Benefits
May 2, 2023: Elder Benefits Programs

Trainings Available On Demand

Elder Benefits Programs, recorded: May 11, 2022
State & Federal Veterans' Benefits, recorded: April 28, 2022
Immigrants and Public Benefits, recorded: April 7, 2022
Unemployment Insurance, recorded: March 10, 2022
Income Maximization for the Working Poor, recorded: March 1, 2022
Tenants' Rights, recorded: February 23, 2022
Overview of the TAFDC Program, Massachusetts' Cash Assistance Program for Families, recorded: December 9, 2021
SSI & SSDI Basics, recorded: November 2, 2021
CORI: Basics of the Criminal Justice Reform Law, recorded: October 26, 2021
Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness, recorded: October 5, 2021