Objective: Conduct a successful free CLE training on clearing titles for both real property and mobile homes for regional attorneys who agree to accept pro bono cases and legal services attorneys. This is a prevention project so low-income families will have clear titles to their homes in the event of a disaster and necessary repairs.
• Lessons Learned from Katrina
• Mobile Home Titles
• Probate and Property Titles
• Waiver of Probate Filing Fees for Indigents
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.- Lessons Learned from Katrina ( Joan Boles)
9:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.- Mobile Home Titles ( Jennifer Codding)
10: 25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.-break
10:35 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.- Probate and Property Titles (Katie Everlove-Stone)
11:40 a.m.- 12 p.m. - Waiver of Probate Filing Fees for Indigents ( Ellen Cheek)
CLE Credit: 3.5
Joan Boles, Esq. joined Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) in 1988 and has been the Deputy Director since 2000. She received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Prior to law school, Joan volunteered with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity working with homeless women and children. She currently works in Tampa but opened BALS’ rural Wimauma Office at the Beth-El Farmworker Mission in 1994. Part of Joan’s current work includes actively participating in initiatives that benefit low-income persons and communities. And through these initiatives, community members are educated as to the role of civil legal services and how it can assist in effectuating positive outcomes. A number of collaborative partnerships have been formed and additional resources obtained to expand client services.
Jennifer Codding, Esq. is an associate lawyer with Damonte Law. She is Vice-President and President-Elect of the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, serves on the Communications Committee for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Law Library, and is a hearing officer for the St. Petersburg Housing Authority. She practices in the areas of real estate transactions, litigation, community association law and probate.
Ellen Cheek, Esq. has been a full-time attorney with the Florida Senior Legal Helpline at Bay Area Legal Services since 2006. She has provided civil legal advice and resolved legal problems for thousands of elderly Floridians during that time. Ellen’s interest in elder law issues began in 1975 when she was hired as the first staff attorney for Senior Advocates, a unit of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, California.
Katie Everlove-Stone, Esq. Everlove Legal, PLLC, is an attorney practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships and tax litigation.
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