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NEXT MEETING: April 20, 2017


StevLedbetteren W. Ledbetter, Attorney at Law in Venice will speak on Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Estate and Property Law, and related subjects at our Luncheon Meeting on April 20, 2017.

Mr. Ledbetter represents clients throughout Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee Counties in Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Guardianship and Real Estate and has been working in these areas since 2002.

He can answer your questions on Florida residency and homestead, trusts, asset protection planning, title insurance, landlord-tenant law and more. He will bring us updates on changes in the Law in these areas.

In addition to having served as President of the South County Division of the Sarasota Bar Association, Mr. Ledbetter serves on the boards of many local non-profit and charitable organizations.

Linda L. Braswell, 2nd Vice President and Program Chair

OPM Launches Online Verification Center

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the launching of an online verification center to help individuals whose background investigation records were compromised as a result of the cyberattack on OPM's data files earlier this year. Specifically, the new online program is

  • Individuals who believe their data was stolen but who have not received a notification letter; and
  • Individuals who have received a notification letter but who have lost the Personal Identification Number (PIN) that was included in the letter.

The online verification center is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be available through December 2018.

It can be accessed through the main OPM cybersecurity resource center,

As an alternative to accessing the verification center online, individuals also can call the verification center at 866-408-4555 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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