SCSJ staff attorney Christopher Brook spoke to more than 100 Edgecombe County residents on September 17, 2011 about the challenges associated with heirs’ property. Heirs’ property is land that has been passed down through a family without a will and has played a part in African-American land loss. Speaking at “Come Be Empowered! Family Matters,” sponsored by the Edgecombe County Clerk of Court, Brook outlined the importance of end of life documents to mitigate heirs’ property problems as well as outlining strategies for families with heirs’ property. Brook also publicized SCSJ’s upcoming October 22-23 wills’ clinic in Edgecombe County.