Over the past year as the Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Real Property Division, I have had the privilege of attending online and in person CLEs that have not only inspired my passion for real estate law, but have shown me the dedication of those in the top of this field. Additionally, being able to actively participate in the Communications and Membership Committees has shown me the inner workings of this Section and the dedication of all those individuals who actively promote working in the areas of real property and trust and estate law. It has been an honor to get to know the members that work tirelessly to promote this Section, as well as developing a better understanding of how the ABA works and how I can continue my involvement after my appointment ends. I truly feel there is not enough I can say about how fortunate I feel to have been welcomed so openly into this Section and that I hope to continue working with the leadership to promote law student involvement in RPTE, even when my appointment has ended. I know I will remain involved with RPTE and cannot wait to see what my next level of involvement is in the Section.
Frank Leung, TE Law Student Division Liaison
Dear Fellow Section Members,
It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since I first joined the Section as the Law Student Liaison to the Section's Trust and Estate Division. I've been fortunate to assist in many of the Section's initiatives. One of the first projects I worked on was the Section's consumer estate planning awareness week, researching the different types of commercial products available to consumers and how an attorney may be be able to provide more value to consumers wishing to plan their estates.
In addition, both Ashley Martin (my counterpart on the real property side) and I have assisted in the the Section's outreach to law students through in-person presentations and utilizing new forms of media (e.g. Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter). While some of these efforts were directed at new attorneys and law students, it has benefited the Section as a whole, connecting current members, prospective members, and law students to the Section's programs and activities.
It has been an honor to serve as the Law Student Liaison to the Trust and Estate Division and to the Section as a whole. I appreciate the support and advice the Section's members and leaders has given me thus far. I look forward to continuing to serve the Section during the upcoming year.