Registration Now Open for the 2014 Spring Symposia!
Join us for the silver anniversary of the RPTE Spring Symposia to be held May 1 & 2 at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, IL. From excellent CLE programming to a lunchtime performance by the famous Second City comedy group, this meeting is not to be missed. Visit www.ambar.org/rptesymposia for registration information and programming details.
Task Force on the Future of Legal Education
The American Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education has released its final report, which calls on law schools, bar associations, regulators and others to: redesign the financial model now prevalent in law schools; revise the system that accredits law schools to permit more experimentation and innovation; and expand opportunities for delivery of legal services. Download this report and read more in this link.
IRS Provides Relief for Certain Portability Elections
Pursuant to comments submitted by the RPTE Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group in September 2013, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2014-18, a taxpayer-friendly procedure which provides immediate, non-discretionary relief under Treasury Regulations § 301.9100-3 to executors of smaller estates who previously did not elect portability on a timely-filed estate Form 706. The procedure specifically eliminates the need to file a private letter ruling and to pay any filing fees. Learn more here.
World Congress on Adult Guardianship
RPTE is a proud sponsor of this year's World Congress on Adult Guardianship program, to be held May 28-30 in Arlington, VA. The program, "Promising Practices to Ensure Excellence in Guardianship Around the World," is sponsored by the National Guardianship Network, in affiliation with the International Guardianship Network. Learn more about this program and register online at www.worldcongressguardianship.org.
Fall 2013 Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal Synopses
The Fall edition of our member-only journal was mailed in early February- be sure to check your mailbox! Read the synopses from the six articles featured. RPTE members also have the option to download the Journal articles online.
Uniform Law Highlights
The Uniform Law Commission, which has proposed uniform laws to the states since its founding in 1892, has proposed acts which impact both Divisions of the Section. Legislative Counsel Benjamin Orzeske provides an update on those acts. Download the update here.
Help Recruit New ABA and RPTE Members!
Recruit new ABA lawyer members with a free trial ABA and Section membership and you can win Career Coaching Sessions and a $1,000 shopping spree. Visit www.ambar.org/ABAWorkLife to learn more. ABA membership is more valuable than ever!
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