Benefits for Whom?

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Benefits for Whom?

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An overview of government benefits programs for attorneys working with low income clients

Friday, November 11, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Webinar Only


  • Laura Melnick, Supervising Attorney/Benefits Unit, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services


Government benefits programs can be a tremendous help to struggling clients. Understanding the range of supports available and who can qualify is a challenge for advocates, however. This training will help you increase your understanding of the eligibility requirements and challenges clients on those programs can face. When can benefits be terminated? What should you be aware of in representing your client on housing, family law, domestic abuse, or immigration matters (among others) that could impact or be impacted by their receipt of benefits. Learn from local expert Laura Melnick.

  • Minnesota and federal benefits programs and their eligibility requirements
  • Immigrants and benefits – special limitations and considerations
  • The appeal process of a benefits denial
  • Terminations of benefits and red flags
  • Collaborating and referring to benefits attorneys for client support

CLE: 2.0 hours of Minnesota Standard CLE credit will be applied for.

Registration Closes: Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. Cancellations must be received by this date, or you will be charged.

Law Students: $10
Legal Services Staff: $20 (enter promo code "nov11" at checkout)
LSAC Grantees: $20
Volunteer Attorneys, Non-Profits and Government Employees: $30
Others: $40

Attorneys Seeking Emeritus Status: FREE (to register email Ann at
Minnesota Volunteer Law Students: FREE (to register email Ann at

Don't forget: Legal Services Staff must enter the promo code "nov11" in the promo code field at checkout in order to have their program billed for the cost of this training. After the code is entered, simply skip the fields asking for credit card information.

Questions? Contact Ann at

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