Monday, March 23, 2009

Lawyers & a Judge Educate about Living Trust Scams

On March 20, 2009, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a brief article entitled "Free legal clinic offered on probate, living trusts" that announced a free legal clinic, hosted by both the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, to discuss issues involving probate and living trusts to be held on March 31, 2009, in Pittsburgh.

The clinic will feature a panel discussion of members of the bar association's probate and trust law section in addition to Judge Frank J. Lucchino, administrative judge in the Orphans' Court Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, and John Abel, senior deputy attorney general in the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

The clinic will also advise attendees on how to guard against living trust scams targeting senior citizens. * * *
This free session for the public involves representatives of both the judicial and the executive branches of government, and is sponsored by the attorneys of a county bar association. Such joint educational outreach efforts are valuable and laudable.

The clinic will be held on Tuesday evening, March 31st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South Hotel, across from South Hills Village.

Those interested in attending should call 412-402-6651 to make a reservation.