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In case you missed the Live version of this year’s “You Be the Judge Probate” seminar on January 19, this informative CLE presentation is now available online. Click Here to sign up for the link to the Encore Presentation – it is free for attorneys who agree to accept a pro bono case.  Upon registering, we will send you the link to the recording of this training with the CLE course number.

Miami, FL – On January 19, “You Be the Judge” Probate Seminar was held virtually and included a variety of engaging speakers and cutting edge topics. This innovative virtual CLE was presented by Dade Legal Aid and the Miami Dade Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee chaired by Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Counsel with Akerman LLP.  The seminar  featured Administrative Judge Yvonne Colony, Elizabeth A. Hughes (moderator), Stacy B. Rubel, Candis D. Trusty, Richard C. Milstein, William H. Glasko, Dale Noll, Erin F. Finlen, Marva L. Wiley, Daniela Pretus, Jorja Williams, and Wendy Robbins of Legal Aid.  Topics included: The Dutiful Child – A Very Brady Will Contest; Homemade Wills and the Challenge of Divining Testator’s Intent; Effect of Divorce on Testate Bequest; Court Approval in Guardianship Matters; Dead Body Issue; Trustee Discretion/Removal Issue; Healthcare Surrogates, How to Accept a Pro Bono Case, and much more… 

“We had an excellent turn out for the annual You Be the Judge event. Top probate and guardianship practitioners from around South Florida presented on novel probate topics which provided participants with a learning opportunity while assisting in the pro bono efforts for Put Something Back. A win, win! Probate Division Administrative Yvonne Colony supported the event by welcoming participants, encouraging our pro bono efforts, and providing the group with local important updates. We could not be happier with how the half day seminar turned out,” said Elizabeth Hughes, Chair of the Miami Dade Bar Probate & Guardianship Committee.  “We are grateful to our supporters, sponsors, and speakers and thank them for all of their effort into making this year’s event a success!” The training and recording are FREE for all attorneys who accept a probate or guardianship case from Put Something Back.  A very special thank you to Melanie Hyer of Pro Estate Realty for generously sponsoring the next probate seminar.

Elizabeth A. Hughes, Esq., Senior COunsel, Akerman L


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