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RPTE eReport newsletter

August 2013

Section News

Message from Incoming Chair Susan Talley

Dear Colleagues:

It is hard to believe that summer is nearing its end and a new ABA year is upon us. I am honored to serve as chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section for the 2013-2014 bar year. Thank you for your membership in the Section, and I hope that you will take advantage of all of the benefits that Section membership has to offer.

As a Section member, you are entitled to receive complementary copies of Section publications - including Probate & Property magazine, the RPTE eReport and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. These publications provide valuable information, ranging from current legislative, regulatory and case law developments to practice tips to more scholarly articles.

Section members are also entitled to discounts on our outstanding books and CLE programs, including frequent eCLE teleconferences and live in-person meetings. In that regard, I recommend that you attend the Section's flagship CLE program, the 25th Annual Spring Symposia, scheduled for May 1 and 2, 2014, in Chicago. The special silver anniversary Symposia will feature some of the nation's leading experts on the issues you face in your practices.

Another way to make the most of your Section membership is to join and become active in one of the Section's more than 70 substantive committees. The substantive groups and committees hold regular conference calls that are available free of charge, and committee calls and projects can be a valuable resource to you. In addition, committee membership provides an excellent opportunity for networking and an exchange of ideas. To learn more about the Section committees, committee calls, publications, CLE programming and other important information about the RPTE Section, please visit the Section's website at: www.ambar.org/rpte.

On a personal note, I wish to thank Tina Portuondo, the Section's Immediate Past Chair, and everyone serving on the Executive Committee and Section Council, for their hard work, support and wise counsel.

These are both challenging and exciting times for the legal profession. The RPTE leadership is committed to providing our members with content and services that are meaningful in your daily work, as well as the opportunity to develop professional and social relationships with one another.

If you are not active in the Section, I urge you to become involved. If you are already an active member of the Section, please remain active and consider other opportunities to be involved in the Section's many good works. I look forward to working with you in the year ahead, and hope to see you in Chicago in the Spring.


Susan G. Talley
Chair, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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