Trusts and Estates Law Section

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    Welcome to the Trusts and Estates Law Section The benefits of your membership and active participation with the Trusts and Estates Law Section cannot be overstated. You will profit not just from the educational component offered by the outstanding Continuing Legal Education Committee, but also from the congeniality and friendships that endure throughout your career.
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  • Upcoming Events
    • October 6-7, 2016: Trusts and Estates Law Section Fall Meeting

      Fall Meeting
      October 6-7, 2016
      Gideon Putnam Hotel
      Saratoga Springs, NY

      Register Online or Download Meeting Registration Form
      View Program 

      Registration Fees:
      NYSBA Member: $350.00 
      Non-NYSBA Member: $550.00 

      Thursday, October 6th – Round Table topics will include:
      - Article 17A Update
      - The Purpose, Perils and Pitfalls of Revocable Trusts
      - Wrongful Death Actions
      - Digital Note-Taking and Organization
      - And more!

      Friday, October 7th – General Session topics will include:
      - Planning for the Client with Special Needs
      - Self Settled First Party Supplemental Needs Trusts
      - Selected Supplemental Needs Trusts Issues

      Earn up to 6 MCLE Credit
      This two-day program will provide you with up to 5 credits hours in Professional Practice and 1 credit in Ethics. Breakdown of credit hours per individual is dependent on choice of sessions that are attended. This program is not transitional and is not suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.

      Book your hotel accommodations:
      Please call 866.746.1077 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association. Mention Group Code 9N78SD to receive the preferred rate of $162/night plus applicable taxes. The hotel cut-off date is Friday, September 9th. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date. 

      For more information, please contact Lori Nicoll at (518) 487-5563 email

    • October 13: Hot Topics in Trusts & Estates Law

      Hot Topics in Trusts & Estates Law

      Thursday, October 13, 2016 (Life and Webcast)

      9:00 am - 12:30 pm

      American Management Association
      1601 Broadway at 48th Street
      New York, NY

      3.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice

      Click for additional information or to register online.

    • October 2016 Probate and Administration of Estates

      Probate and Administration of Estates

      Trusts & Estates Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      Earn up to 7.0 MCLE credits including 6.0 in Skills and 1.0 in Ethics and Professionalism

      Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel – Friday, October 14, 2016

      Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst – Wednesday, October 19, 2016

      New York State Bar Association  -  Thursday, October 27, 2016

      New York City & Webcast
      NY Society of Security Analysts – Thursday, October 27, 2016

      R.I.T Inn and Conference Center – Thursday, October 27, 2016

      Long Island
      Melville Marriott – Friday, October 28, 2016

      Elmwood Country Club – Friday, October 28, 2016

      Click the City above for additional details or to register online.

    • Trusts and Estates Law Section 2017 Spring Meeting - Save the Date!

      Trusts and Estates Law Section 2017 Spring Meeting

      Save the Date! 

      May 11-13, 2017

      JW Marriott New Orleans
      614 Canal Street
      New Orleans, LA 70130

  • T&E Law Section Newsletter


    The Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of trusts and estates law on various topics including estate planning, will drafting, tax issues, guardianship, power of attorney, and probates. Recent New York State Decisions, Case Notes—Recent New York State Surrogate's and Supreme Court Decisions, and a Florida Update are featured in each issue. The Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter is published quarterly by the Trusts and Estates Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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