Paralegals set fall seminar for September 24 Paralegals set fall seminar for September 24 The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will hold its Fall Seminar in St. Petersburg September 24.Double-track seminars will be offered in real estate and litigation. Topics and speakers include: “Update on Ethics: Hot Topics and Timely Tips to Avoid Problems” by Joseph A. Corsmeier; “Due Diligence in Commercial Development” by Lee Ann Tranford; “Dealing with Dirt Disputes Litigation, Construction, Environmental, and ADA Problems” by L. James Dickson; “Nationality Law Influencing Real Estate and Litigation” by Ramon Carrion; “Medical Records Review and Preparing a Case for Trial” by Jeffrey M. Goodis and Chandra L. Miller; “Landlord/Tenant Issues-Rights of the Parties” by Justin Zinzow; and “Electronic Discovery—The Internet and Computer Security” by Rick George.Seminar rates are $99 for association members and $110 for non-members, and include educational sessions, handout materials, continental breakfast, luncheon, and breaks with exhibitors. Hotel accommodations are available at The Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown in St. Petersburg at 80 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, (727) 892-9900 or through www.stpetehampton suites.com.For more information on the Fall Seminar, call the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. at (800) 433-4352 or visit its Web site at www.pafinc.org. September 15, 2005 Regular News
Local authorities are attempting to identify and locate a man suspected of stealing money from an elderly Batesville resident.A local citizen stopped his vehicle along the shoulder of the westbound I-74 Batesville exit to help what he perceived to be was a stranded motorist on Monday, March 17.The motorist was described as a 5’9’’ white male in his late thirties with dark hair.Police say the Batesville resident gave the man money to fix a mechanical problem with the vehicle. The stranded motorist provided a name and telephone number to arrange a time and place to return the money.The Batesville citizen contacted police after he believed that the encounter may have been a scam. The Batesville Police Department checked the area where the stranded motorist was last seen, but could not find a vehicle or the driver.On Tuesday, March 18, the stranded motorist called the Batesville resident. The resident provided the stranded motorist directions to their house with the belief the stranded motorist was coming to repay for the borrowed money.“The Batesville resident was alerted minutes later to a knock on her door where upon the same stranded motorist entered her house without permission,” said Batesville Chief Stan Holt.The motorist allegedly distracted the Batesville resident long enough to steal the homeowner’s wallet from an area inside the home.Holt warns local residents to report disabled roadway vehicles or suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency. Batesville Police can be contacted at (812) 934-3131.