For Young Lawyers

June, 2007

RPPT YOUNG LAWYERS NETWORK

 

Young Lawyers Institute a Great Success!

The inaugural Young Lawyers Institute (YLI) was a huge success at the 2007 Spring Symposium in Washington, DC. Both the Real Property and Probate & Trust Divisions presented a day-long program, focusing on the CLE needs of young lawyers.

Approximately 90 people attended the sessions covering subjects like: the Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Estate; Review of Estate Tax, Gift Tax and GST Tax; Choice of Entity Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions; Planning with Grantor Trusts; Commercial Real Estate Leasing; Planning for Retirement Assets; Financing, Insurance and Title Insurance in Commercial Real Estate; Asset Protection Planning; Life Insurance; Charitable Giving; and Ethics.

All of those involved in planning and presenting the YLI should be commended on such a wonderful program. We look forward to many more to come!

Planning for the ABA Joint RPPT/Tax CLE Meeting in Vancouver 2007

The Young Lawyers Network is pleased to co-sponsor several programs at the 2007 Joint Fall CLE Meeting with our Tax Section counterparts in the Young Lawyers Forum. If you will be in Vancouver and want to assist in planning, please contact me. Our tentative schedule includes the following programs:

 

  • Young Lawyers Orientation (to assist in navigating the meetings and networking);
  • Associate Marketing: What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know; and
  • A Young Lawyers and Diversity Networking Reception (always a favorite).

There is no formal Dine-Around scheduled for the Fall Meeting. However, if there is a group interested in dinner perhaps we can put something together.

Opportunities

YLN Page in Probate & Property Magazine:

We are in need of a panel to assist with the bi-monthly Young Lawyers Network page for Probate & Property Magazine. Since its inception, the YLN page has consisted of a short, substantive article, written to provide very practical advice for young lawyers. Additionally, there is an “Ask the Mentor” section, which has questions and answers involving participation in RPPT and general practice management.

If you are interested in assisting with the YLN page, or otherwise if you have a substantive article that you would like to submit for the page, please let me know.

FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE YOUNG LAWYERS NETWORK PLEASE CONTACT: HUGH DRAKE, YLN Chair at hdrake@bhslaw.com