HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen and the City of Huntington's Weed and Seed Program have partnered together to hold a series of community-based "Healthy Finances" workshops.

The second of three workshops will occur Tuesday, July 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Weed and Seed Office, located at 1524 10th Ave. in Huntington.

The free workshop will cover avoiding credit card debt and will begin with a cookout at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Free childcare and activities for children also will be provided.

The schedule for the workshops is as follows:

* July 21: Healthy Finances Workshop: Avoiding Credit Card Debt; Free Cookout: 5:30 – 6 p.m.; Workshop: 6 – 7 p.m.

* Aug. 18: Healthy Finances Workshop: Estate Planning for Everyone; Free Cookout: 5:30 – 6 p.m.; Workshop: 6 – 7 p.m.

Jan Holbrook, a partner at Huddleston Bolen, will conduct the workshop on "Avoiding Credit Card Debt."

Holbrook heads the firm's Bankruptcy practice. She represents banks, financial institutions, and other creditors in bankruptcy proceedings in West Virginia and Kentucky. She also is a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

As a panel trustee, Holbrook has handled over 20,000 bankruptcy matters involving a wide array of issues. Holbrook's peers recognized her accomplishments by naming her to the list of The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy Law and Creditor Rights.

Bruce Stout, a partner at Huddleston Bolen, will conduct the workshop on "Estate Planning for Everyone."

Stout heads the firm's Trust and Estate Practice. Stout's experience and reputation as a trust and estate lawyer have been recognized in publications, such as The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers ©. He is a member and past president of the Huntington Estate Planning Council, member and past and present chairman of the West Virginia State Bar Probate Committee, member of the West Virginia Law Institute on Intestate Succession, and a fellow and present State Chairman of the American College of Trust and Estate Council.

Stout also is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Committee of the American Bar Association, where he serves as West Virginia's sole representative. The committee deals with recent legislation and recent probate and trust court decisions.

The cookouts and workshops are free, but pre-registration is requested. To register, contact Debra Burge at (304) 691-8349 or dburge@huddlestonbolen.com or Tim White, Weed and Seed coordinator, at (304) 751-6251 or whitet@cityofhuntington.com.

Huddleston Bolen is a law firm with more than 50 attorneys practicing in offices located in Huntington and Charleston in West Virginia and Ashland and Louisville in Kentucky. The firm, founded in 1871, represents clients in many practice groups, including banking and finance, health care, insurance, litigation, labor and employment, natural resources, real estate, and transportation. For information on the firm, go to www.huddlestonbolen.com.

The U.S. Department of Justice's Weed and Seed program was developed to demonstrate an innovative and comprehensive approach to law enforcement and community revitalization, preventing and controlling violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in target areas.

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