Thursday December 7th, 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm EDT
3 hours of General CLE credit
1 hour of Ethics CLE Credit
This CLE will focus on creating an understanding of heirs’ property, North Carolina rules of intestacy, clearing title, succession planning and ethical issues that arise in heirs’ property registration. The ethics session will be a panel discussion of hypotheticals. Ethical rules that will be referenced are Rule(s) 1.1, 1.2(c), 1.4(b), 1.7, 1.8(f) and 7.1.
Mavis Gragg is a seasoned attorney and conservation professional with nearly two decades of experience in real estate, conflict resolution, estate planning and probate. Mavis serves as the director of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project at the American Forest Foundation.
Prior to this role, Mavis founded the Gragg Law Firm, PLLC, where she assisted her clients in estate planning, estate administration and heirs’ property matters. In 2020, Mavis launched HeirShares, a tech start-up providing solutions for heirs’ property owners. Mavis serves as the chair of the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority. She is the former chair and current board member of the Triangle Land Conservancy. With her sister, Mavis co-founded Black Women Drone and the Gragg Family Fund.
A native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Mavis is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., Industrial Relations) and Pepperdine University School of Law (Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution).
Crystal Richardson is a 2011 graduate of Charlotte School of Law where she graduated with pro bono honors. She is passionate about estate planning and administration. She is a zealous advocate for her clients’ right to self-determine their wishes, encouraging and preserving their family’s intergenerational wealth. In her personal life, she enjoys yoga, running and West African dance.
Pamela Harrigan-Young is an estate planning attorney and certified public accountant. Pamela received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a J. Nelson Tax Scholarship recipient. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Jesse Williams is a Law Fellow with the Environment Law & Policy Clinic at Wake Forest School of Law. Jesse is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and a 2020 graduate of Yale Law School. Before joining Wake Forest, he was a Skadden Fellow at Legal Aid of North Carolina where his work focused on heirs’ property in rural easter North Carolina. Before law school, Jesse spent two years advising NGOs and governments with the Boston Consulting Group. He left that position to co-found Scalawag, a nonprofit media outlet dedicated to truth-telling in and for the American South.