Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

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Each One Reach One Initiative

Each One Reach One Initiative President Turner is asking for your help to engage other lawyers in real property and trust and estate law. If each member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE) reached one other person within their network, we could double our community in the profession. Ask someone in your network to join RPTE today using ambar.org/EachOneABA.”

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The ABA Practice Forward site is an initiative to help attorneys and other legal professionals successfully confront the myriad challenges presented by the pandemic and capitalize on numerous opportunities for innovation in the near and long term. The site’s three main areas are: Law Practice Management; Practice of Law; and Professional Development. Content is refreshed bi-weekly and includes webinars, articles, and podcasts, sourced from throughout the ABA. Whether you are a working parent juggling office and home duties, a litigator learning to conduct a trial over Zoom, or a practitioner looking for tips to stay healthy, this is the site for you.

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Law Firm Sponsorship

Law Firm Sponsorship Opportunities

For companies looking to promote their business with RPTE lawyers, the Fall Leadership Meeting and the Annual RPTE National CLE Conference provide an opportunity to directly engage them. For law firms, sponsorship is a low net-cost opportunity to signal their support of the Section.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

The Section offers various levels of corporate sponsorship. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity promote at live events, through our publications and the Section newsletter as well as our online presence.

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FREE Monthly Group and Committee Conference Calls

Group and Committee conference calls are a complimentary benefit of Section membership and normally are limited to Section members. However, prospective members are welcome to join a call without charge to learn more about RPTE Groups and Committees, and how to become involved upon joining the Section

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Section Resources

To find answers to some of the most common questions related to Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, the Section has identified useful resources to assist you in your search.

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ABA Communities

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RPTE Searchable Document Database

Whether you're looking for information about commercial leasing, or a presentation from the Fall Leadership Meeting, you can find them in the new RPTE Document Database.

Section Staff

The staff of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) is known to our members and throughout the ABA as the lead in innovation, superior member service, trending CLE topics and 100% dedicated. Your success is our success.

About Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently has 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.