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Preserving Communities And Family Wealth: Understanding The Heirs Property Problem And Finding Solutions

February 2, 2022 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join the UF Levin College of Law and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 in the College’s Bailey Event Space for a timely discussion about Heirs Property. This half-day event will feature two panel discussions exploring heirs property and identifying solutions to the challenges associated with it. Following the morning panel discussions, join us at 12pm for the keynote address with Thomas W. Mitchell, 2020 MacArthur Fellow.

Conference Itinerary:

9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction

10:30 a.m.: Panel 1: The Legal Conundrum of Heirs Property Status

  • Candance A. Spencer, Meridian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Jami Coleman, Williams & Coleman, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida
  • Shunta V. McBride, Law Offices Shunta V. McBride, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Moderator: Professor Lee-ford Tritt, UF Levin College of Law

11:40 a.m.: Panel 2 : Local Efforts to Address Land Loss and Heirs’ Property

  • Anna Prizzia, Alachua County Commissioner, Gainesville, Florida
  • Harvey Ward, Gainesville City Commissioner, Gainesville, Florida
  • Rachel Rall, Three Rivers Legal Clinic, Gainesville, Florida
  • Ayesha Solomon, Alachua County Property Appraiser, Gainesville, Florida
  • Moderator: Professor Lee-ford Tritt, UF Levin College of Law

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Wolf Family Lecture on the American Law of Real Property: Making a Way Out of No Way: Reforming Property Law to Promote Racial and Social Justice

Thomas W. Mitchell, 2020 McArthur Fellow and Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law

Seating is limited, a Zoom option will be available at bit.ly/2022WOLF


February 2, 2022
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
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