American Bar Association
Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Committee

Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Committee


This committee reviews developments related to estate and trust litigation, including will contests, surcharge litigation, contested guardianships and conservatorships and alternative dispute resolution. It studies selected issues, such as the right to a jury trial and the availability of punitive damages. The committee also analyzes specific evidentiary questions (for example, attorney-client relationships, attorney-work product and ethical and conflict of interest issues in the field). The committee publishes information for Section members on these topics, and participates in or sponsors Section CLE programs.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Fiduciary Litigation Series – A Three Part Series

October 3, 2017 - February 6, 2018


Fiduciary Litigation Series – A Three Part Series
October 3 | December 5 | February 6

Given the tax proposals currently circulating, many practitioners have expressed concern about a potential decline in the volume of planning and drafting work and are seeking ways to expand their practices into other areas, including estate and trust litigation. This three part CLE program will present a broad-strokes portrait of the various types of estate and trust litigation, presented by experienced practitioners (many of whom started their own practices from scratch), and is sure to be informative.
Section Events

    The Fundamentals of Fiduciary Litigation


    The session will review some of the more common issues associated with fiduciary litigation regardless of the jurisdiction you practice in. Topics will include: Identifying your client and attorney-client privilege Probate Litigation Who has standing? Common grounds ...

    Read the Writing on the Wall: Street Art and Real Property Rights in the 5Pointz Era


    The event will be held on 07/31/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries,Section of Intellectual Property Law,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Where are we now? The current state of DINGs, NINGs, SDINGs and other thINGs


    In recent years, incomplete gift non-grantor trust planning has begun working its way into the mainstream of tax planning. The interest in this technique has increased further after the TCJA limited the deduction for state income taxes and created a 20% deduction for certain types of business income. ...

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Dibble, Melissa
Ebner, Daniel
Forman, Peter

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on September 8, 2017

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