SECTION NEWS

1996-97 Section Leadership

The 1996-97 officers of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section officially took office at the annual meeting in Orlando. The new Section leadership is as follows:

Chair:
Lloyd Leva Plaine
Washington, D.C.

Chair-elect:
John S. Hollyfield
Houston, Texas

Probate & Trust Division
Vice-Chair:
Pam H. Schneider
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Real Property Division
Vice-Chair:
Beverly J. Quail
Denver, Colorado

Finance Officer:
Clare H. Springs
San Francisco, California

Secretary:
John W. Daniels Jr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Last Retiring Chair
Stephen A. Cowan
San Francisco, California

House of Delegates Members:
William B. Dunn
Detroit, Michigan

L. Henry Gissel Jr.
Houston, Texas

John A. Wallace
Atlanta, Georgia

ABA Board of Governors Liason:
Jackson M. Bruce Jr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Real Property Division
Council Members:

Philip J. Bagley III
Richmond, Virginia

Emanuel B. Halper
Greenvale, New York

Daniel J. Homick
Raleigh, North Carolina

Kathleen M. Martin
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patrick A. Randolph Jr.
Kansas City, Kansas

Alan J. Robin
Foster City, California

Phyllis M. Rubinstein
Richmond, Virginia

Kevin L. Shepherd
Baltimore, Maryland

Leopold Z. Sher
New Orleans, Louisiana

David K.Y. Tang
Seattle, Washington

Robert E. Wilson
Dallas, Texas

Raymond J. Werner
Chicago, Illinois

N. Linda Goldstein
Washington, DC
(Assistant Secretary)

Probate & Trust Division
Council Members:

Dennis I. Belcher
Richmond, Virginia

S. Stacy Eastland
Houston, Texas

Michael L. Graham
Dallas, Texas

Carol A. Harrington
Chicago, Illinois

Anne K. Hilker
New York, New York

Joseph G. Hodges Jr.
Denver, Colorado

Mildred Kalik
New York, New York

Edward F. Koren
Tampa, Florida

Judith F. Mazo
Washington, D.C.

Louis A. Mezzullo
Richmond, Virginia

Jeffrey N. Pennell
Atlanta, Georgia

Roger L. Shumaker
Cleveland, Ohio

Steve R. Akers
Dallas, Texas
(Assistant Secretary)

Section Staff Changes

The RPP&T Section has three new staffers to help serve its membership:

Michelle Turner, formerly the acting Meetings and CLE Manager has officially taken over as the Meetings and CLE Manager. She has been with the Section for seven years and can be reached at (312) 988-5263.

Stacy Walter is the new Section Committee Manager. She has been with the ABA and the Section since mid-May. Formerly the membership/ communication director with a business association in the Chicago area, she can be reached at (312) 988-5260.

Maria Contreras Tabor, the new Assistant Staff Director, is in charge of publications and membership. She has been with the ABA for eight years in various sections, including Litigation, Business Law and Anti-trust Law; she can be reached at (312) 988-5590.

Probate and Trust Training Program

The Probate & Trust Division is working on a project to address the needs of new estate planners. Division leaders are developing a training program that will focus on estate planning skills and will include instruction in the fundamentals of wealth transfer taxation, income taxation of trusts and estates and instruction on the conceptual aspects of estate planning from both property law and tax perspectives. Program participants will have hypothetical as well as practical experience in producing memoranda and preparing draft instruments and tax forms. Ethics in everyday practice will also be highlighted. Using problems and case studies designed to facilitate the development of skills, the course will help new estate planners acquire fundamental knowledge and develop estate planning "judgment."

1996 Fall Council Meeting

The 1996 Fall Council Meeting will be held at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, November 13-17. New Committee Chairs, who took office at the annual meeting in August, are encouraged to attend the fall meeting. New committee chair orientation sessions are scheduled for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.

For more information on the fall meeting, contact Michelle Turner at (312) 988-5263.


Probate & Property Magazine is published six times annually and is included in section members' annual dues.

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