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LITIGATION, ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE GROUP

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

LITIGATION, ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE GROUP

Who We Are

The Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group devotes it efforts to issues involving trust, estate and fiduciary litigation matters (these include probate disputes; will and trust construction; accounting disputes; breach of fiduciary duty claims; and other controverted issues involving the administration of individual and charitable estates and trusts). We also address ethics issues affecting trust and estate lawyers and malpractice issues (including malpractice avoidance) that may affect them. Our Group remains focused on educating members on national trends in these areas through efforts such as CLE program and and articles. Where appropriate, our Group assists other Section Groups in analyzing litigation, ethics or malpractice disputes that may affect estate planning, administration or any other litigation or controversy issue germane to the Section's mission. We hold quarterly conference calls that will be listed on on this website.


This Group consists of the following Committees:

Current Case Law Developments

In the coming months, the Group plans to ask our members to submit short, one paragraph descriptions of new case developments from around the country. We will be developing this feature and discussing it in our quarterly conference calls. Those who are interested in helping with this project should contact the group chair, Steven Mignogna, smignogna@archerlaw.com.

Sub Committees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Group Conference Call

April 9, 2014
Don’t Learn the Hard Way! Practice Tips from the Front Lines. Jessica A. Uzcategui and Gabrielle A. Vidal will share updates and tips from the front lines of litigation. The presenters will discuss recent developments in disqualification and confidentiality rules for joint clients, undue influence and Certificates of Independent Review, admission of electronic “wills” to probate, and protecting assets during marital dissolution. The call will also include a preview of the Group’s programs and activities at the Spring Symposia. http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=RP569000.

The dial-in number is (866) 646-6488, and the participant pass code is 53807002591.

The call will begin at 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time. We look forward to speaking with you.

Group Conference Call

July 9, 2014
Please join us for another Group Conference call. These calls take place quarterly, and Group members and guests discuss hot topics, committee programs and publications, and relevant issues. These calls provide the chance to share thoughts and ask experts about estate and trust litigation problems, new cases and statutes, and ethical and malpractice issues.

The dial-in number is (866) 646-6488, and the participant pass code is 53807002591.

The call will begin at 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time. We look forward to speaking with you.

 
Section Events

LISTSERV Communication

In order to send a message to the listserve, send the message as an email to the address below. You must be a member of the Committee to use the listserve.

RPTE-LITIGATION@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here. Please note that you will need to create a new password, separate from your regular ABA password, in order to use this archive.


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Leadership

Chair:

Mignogna, Steven
Message From The Chair

Council Representative:

Franklin, Terrence

Vice-Chair:

Carey, James

Committee Roster  

Modified by Jana Bodensteiner on September 9, 2014

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