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News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 874-4500

URI Center for Personal Financial Education
offers "Legal Check-Up" seminar, Nov. 12

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 21, 2003 -- The University of Rhode Island Center for Personal Financial Education, the Women and Infants’ Center for Health Education, and AARP are co-sponsoring a "Legal Checkup" educational seminar to help individuals of all ages be more prepared to manage legal concerns that may arise as a result of a crisis.

The Legal Checkup program will be held at the Women and Infants’ Center for Health Education, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program registration fee is $15 to cover the cost of a 75-page workbook for Rhode Island residents. The workbook will be mailed in advance of the program. As seminar size is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 886-4222 for registration information.

The combination of the workbook and the seminar will help participants discover the things that need to be done to correct any potential legal problems that may be encountered in the wake of a family crisis, often a sudden illness or a death. Some of the issues to be covered include: where to keep important personal documents; basic legal documents that deal with assets such as a will, trust, and power of attorney; keeping financial records in order and up-to-date; knowing which life changes may require a review of your "legal health" status and more.

Participants will bring their completed workbooks to the seminar and will receive general information about many areas of the law that affect them and answers to questions about anything covered in the workbook. Participants do not need to share the information in their confidential workbook with other participants or with the attorney who will present the seminar.

The URI Center for Personal Financial Education provides equal program opportunity. Program registrants with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance should call 886-4222 by Nov. 5.

Located on the URI Kingston Campus, the Center for Personal Financial Education is a joint venture between the Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England in association with the URI Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

For More Information: Claudia M. Kerbel, 874-7436

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