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MLRI Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed May 2023

Basic Benefits Training Series

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) present a series of 13 trainings for legal advocates, and for social, health and community services providers who assist low and moderate-income individuals and families.

  • Registration must be done through MCLE (not MLRI). Registration information below.
  • Tuition for legal services staff; social, health and community service providers; and non-lawyer advocates: $35 per person per session. All Others: $125 per person per session.


When registering on the MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee “Category” in the drop-down menu. Click “Update” for adjusted course fee.

Training Location

Programs are offered in-person at MCLE's Boston Conference Center and by live and recorded webcast.

Winter/Spring 2023 Trainings

See all the Basic Benefits Training descriptions, past training recordings, and links to register on MCLE's website. ​

  • 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

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