Trusts and Estates Law Section

  • Family Outing
    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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    Trusts and Estates Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Trusts and Estates Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • May 5-8, 2016: Trusts and Estates Law Section Spring Program

      Trusts and Estates Law Section 2016 Spring Meeting
      May 5-8, 2016
      The Boulders Resort & Spa
      Carefree, Arizona

      REGISTER ONLINE

      View Full Program Brochure (PDF), Complete Registration Form (PDF) and Airport Transfer Form (PDF)

      TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
      - Claims Against Fiduciaries and Basis for Removal
      - The Fiduciary's Arensal: Litigating Discovery Proceedings
      - Will and Trust Contests: What Steps Can the Estate Planning Attorney 
        Take to Prevent, Minimize or Defeat Objections to a Decedent's Will or Trust
      - Settlement Agreements: Avoiding Traps and Further Disputes
      - Ethical Issues in Estate and Trust Litigation (Part I: Conflicts and Fees)
      - Ethical Issues in Estate and Trust Litigation (Part II: Settlements, Privilege, Confidentiality)
      - Malpractice Considerations for Trusts and Estate Practitioners
      - Disqualification and Withdrawal from Representation-Professional Responsibility and Ethics

      REGISTRATION FEES:
      NYSBA Member: $700.00
      Non-NYSBA Member: $950.00
      Newly-Admitted Attorney: $500.00
      First-Time Attendee*: $500.00
      (*Section Members that have never attended a  Trusts and Estates Law Section Spring or Fall Meeting)

      CREDITS:
      Attendance at this meeting offers up to 9.0 MCLE credit hours: 6.0 credits in Professional Practice
      and 3.0 credit in Ethics. The “basic” sessions of the program are transitional and suitable for MCLE 
      credit for newly-admitted attorneys. A total of 3.0 MCLE credit hours are transitional:  3.0 credit in Ethics.

      ACCOMMODATIONS:
      Call (480) 488-9009 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association group. Rooms start at $275 per night. Hotel cut-off date is April 4, 2016.

      Interested in their spa? Book your appointment by calling (480) 595-3500. 

    • October 6-7, 2016: Trusts and Estates Law Section Fall Meeting

      Save the Date!

      The Trusts and Estates Law Section Spring meeting will be held October 6-7, 2016 at Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, NY.

      Registration information to follow.

  • T&E Law Section Newsletter


    VIEW THE LATEST TRUSTS AND ESTATES 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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