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Put Something Back spurs pro bono work

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Put Something BackMore than 100 lawyers attended the Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee’s annual “You be the Judge” Probate & Guardianship Seminar in conjunction with Put Something Back Pro Bono Project.

Instructors included Judges Yvonne Colodny, Milton Hirsch, Rosa C. Figarola, and Celeste Muir, DCBA President Jane Muir, event Co-Chairs Stacy Rubel and Elizabeth A. Hughes, and attorneys Candis D. Trusty, Wendy Robbins, Joshua Rosenberg, Cady L. Huss, Duane L. Pinnock, Jenna G. Rubin, Jose I. Leon, Roselvin Edelman, and Carly S. Weiss.

Topics included: How to Accept and Represent a Pro Bono Client, Estate Planning, Hearsay, Conflict Resolution, Depositions, Transfer of Deeds, Minor Settlements, and more.

“We are extremely grateful to the DCBA, the committee chairs and speakers for organizing such an informative program,” said Wendy Robbins on behalf of Dade Legal Aid. Robbins provided opening remarks on the great needs of the agency and the importance for lawyers to take pro bono probate and guardianship cases through Put Something Back, the official pro bono program of the 11th Judicial Circuit.

The training was free for all attorneys who accepted a pro bono case and made possible by generous sponsors Greenspoon Marder, Nelson Mullins, Jon Bragman, and City National Bank.

For more information contact Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back at 305-579-5733, ext. 2252, or http://www.dadelegalaid.org/.

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