MLRI: Unemployment Insurance

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

  • Product Number: 2220092P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    3.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Unemployment insurance (UI) is a critical safety net during periods of joblessness. This seminar provides you with the expertise you need to understand the UI system and to help your clients get the UI benefits to which they are legally entitled. Our expert panel guides you through the entire UI system from eligibility criteria to the appeals process. Unemployed workers often cannot afford to retain professional services in pursuing their claims, so if you are a non-legal services attorney, you can register to assist someone in need of help, and in doing so, qualify for reduced tuition. Training materials include the Unemployment Advocacy Guide: An Advocate’s Guide to Unemployment in Massachusetts. This training is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Greater Boston Legal Services, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, and the Labor and Employment Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association.


    MCLE, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), and other Massachusets legal services programs collaborate to provide annual basic public benefits advocacy training events for the many public and private sector lawyers and community advocates who assist Massachusetts residents to qualify for and receive public benefits. Detailed materials are distributed electronically for all trainings.

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    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

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    Elizabeth M. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston


    Raquel Herrmann, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Stephanie Herron RIce, Esq., MLRI, Boston
    Emma G. Hornsby, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Michael J. Morelli, Community Legal Aid / Berkshire County, Pittsfield
    Melissa A. Pomfred, Esq., Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC, Franklin
    Jason Salgado, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Arlenne Serna, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Hannah Morgan Yasuko Tanabe, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Sandra Tavarez, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston