Spring Symposia 2009 a Success
The RPTE 20th Spring Symposia were a great success. More than 400 Section members attended two days of cutting edge CLE programs and enjoyed meeting with new colleagues and old friends, all while taking in the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C. View photos and read more about the CLE programs here. A special thanks to all of our Symposia sponsors, which helped make the event a valuable learning and networking experience.
ABA Annual Meeting
Join us for the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 31 - August 2, 2009—another extraordinary opportunity to network with colleagues and earn CLE credit. The Section's Real Property Division will present six very timely CLE programs at the Annual Meeting, and the Section is co-sponsoring a number of other programs. Click here for program and registration information. The Trust and Estate Division will present CLE programs at its Joint Fall Meeting with the Tax Section in Chicago, September 24-26, 2009.
Economic Recovery Resources for Lawyers
The RPTE Section and the ABA are working to provide you with assistance during these tough economic times. For a list of resources helpful to real property and trust and estate lawyers, view RPTE's Economic Recovery Resources web page.
The ABA's Economic Recovery Resources Web Portal provides information on topics from job search, personal development and career transitions, to practice management tips, advice for dealing with stress and discounts on ABA offerings. The site also lists nearly 50 CLE Now! programs on a wide range of legal topics offered by the ABA Center for CLE. These programs are free digital downloads that ABA members can access whenever and wherever they want.
Technology and Law Practice Management
3 Tips for Managing Email in Microsoft Outlook
Most practitioners find themselves awash in emails. Microsoft Outlook is commonly used in law offices, and can be a powerful tool to use in organizing your practice. This article offers three important tips for managing email in Outlook. Click to read more.
Trust and Estate CLE
Can Benefits Lawyers & Other Service Providers be Sued for Malpractice for Services to ERISA Plans?
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Real Property CLE
The Land Sales Battle: Sellers and Purchasers War Over the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Group & Committee News
Emerging Issues and Specialty Leases Committee
The Specialty Leases and Emerging Issues Committee of the Leasing Group wants to gather more resources for its "Checklists for Specialty Leases" project. Read more here.
This new "Committee Spotlight" section of the eReport highlights a group or committee and provides volunteer opportunities for practicing lawyers. Become more involved in RPTE today!
TRUST AND ESTATE
Business Planning Group
With providing monthly conference calls, writing articles and presenting programs at the Spring Symposia, the Business Planning Group has been very active so far in 2009. Read more here.
Land Use and Environmental Group
Three of the committees in the Land Use and Environmental Group will present programs at the ABA Annual Meeting this year in Chicago. Click here to learn more.
Young Lawyers Network
Young and Seasoned Lawyers Network at the Spring Symposia
The RPTE Young Lawyers Network (YLN) held a successful networking meeting at the Spring Symposia in Washington, D.C. The event provided an opportunity for young lawyers to discuss their Symposia experiences and to get to know some of the more seasoned Section members, all in an informal setting.
Become an RPTE Fellow!
Submit your RPTE Fellows Program application by June 19th. . . more details
YLN Submissions Needed for Probate & Property
If you would like to get involved with the YLN, we are in need of submissions for the YLN page in Probate & Property magazine. The YLN page consists of short, substantive articles written to provide very practical advice for young lawyers. If you are interested in submitting an article or in getting involved in another manner with the YLN, please contact Liz Ochoa,
June 19th is the deadline for submissions to the RPTE Law Student Writing Contest. Do not miss out on your chance to become published and win prize money! Click here for more information on the competition.