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WMU-Cooley to Host Forum for Residents Facing Hurricane Disasters

WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus student chapter of the Florida State Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, (RPPTS) and the 10CORE® Law Society will host the forum “Redevelopment After Destruction for Tenants and Homeowners” on March 18, from 9 a.m.-noon.

In September 2022, Hurricane Ian devastated families living in Florida, particularly along its southwestern coast. To help families and neighbors in hurricane-prone areas, RPPTS and 10CORE® Law will host the virtual forum that will discuss available resources, and answer questions participants may have regarding hurricane damage and destruction to their homes. During the event, lawyers, real estate professionals, and other officials will provide information on FEMA rights, filing insurance claims, and how to avoid being defrauded.

The forum will be moderated by RPPTS President Jacob Goss and Professor Florise Neville-Ewell. Forum participants include:

* Jason Fletcher, Fletcher Legal Group

* John Lawless, disaster relief attorney, Bay Areal Legal Services

* Julie Torrez, Law Office of Richard D. Saba

* Yveline Dalmacy, Eviction Defense Unit of Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Founded by WMU-Cooley Housing and Real Estate Law Professor Florise Neville-Ewell, the 10CORE® Law Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided public outreach in Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Neville-Ewell teaches Contracts, Ethics, Property, and Real Estate Finance, leads student clinics, and is the host of the Housing Gap Podcast, a podcast dedicated to educating tenants and homeowners.

The event will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, with the Homeowners Forum running 9 a.m.-10:25 a.m. and the Tenants Forum: 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Mar 13 2023