We regularly offer information and training to advocates, community leaders, public interest lawyers, direct service providers, and community members on issues like public benefits, healthcare, labor, and poverty law. Acting as an information hub and legal resource, we provide high-quality, accurate, and accessible materials and training to a wide audience.
Our goal is for low-income New Mexicans to understand their rights and how to assert them. We help advocates and direct service providers working on behalf of the poor to understand the law and their clients’ legal rights.
Our trainings cover laws, policies, and practices that impact New Mexicans living in poverty. Currently we are conducting trainings about:
- Public Benefits, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Medicaid,
- Immigrant eligibility and access to public benefits programs,
- Workers’ compensation for farm and ranch laborers,
- Wage and hour rights of low-income workers, and
- other key issues for low-income New Mexicans.
Materials provided at some of these trainings are available in the Center Resources section of this website.
If you would like the Center to give a presentation or training to your organization or group, please contact our Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 255-2840. Please note that we can only arrange trainings for groups of 10 or more people.