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Section Membership

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section supports practitioners across real property, trust, and estate law in the legal profession.

Benefits of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section


  • The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal is a scholarly journal published three times annually by the Section with assistance from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
  • The Section’s bi-monthly magazine, Probate & Property, is designed to provide lawyers with practical information regarding real estate, wills, trusts, and estate planning to better help serve clients.
  • RPTE eReport is a quarterly publication which includes practical information for lawyers working in the real property and estate planning fields, together with news on Section activities and upcoming events. Includes resources for law students and young lawyers.
  • A tailored newsfeed is available to Section members powered by the innovative newsfeed service Lexology.

Top-Tier Programming

  • On-demand CLE programs covering hot topics and latest trends in the real estate and trust law practice area, developed and presented by legal experts.
  • Monthly programs hosted by law professors covering recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.


  • Converse on cutting edge issues, changing laws, and the latest business trends.
  • Discover practical planning, drafting, and business development strategies.
  • Prepare comments to the government on current policy and pending legislation in your area of expertise.

Career Advancement

  • Increase your exposure and build your resume by participating on a CLE panel or authoring an article.
  • Participate in the Section’s Fellowship program to gain leadership experience.
  • Create valuable connections at our meetings and events.

Member Discounts

  • Save on Section books with exclusive member pricing.
  • Significant discounts on in-person, virtual, and on-demand programming.
Member Rates
$95 / to ABA members
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  • You must be an ABA member to join.
  • Select auto-renew for your membership to renew automatically each year.
  • Students can join up to 5 ABA groups for free.

What Leading Professionals are Saying

I joined the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE ABA) because the practice specific content that I receive is not only valuable for my legal career but also for my professional development.

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Jennifer Litwak

Housing On Merit

Membership in RPTE has afforded me the opportunity to interact with my colleagues across the country, enabling me to stay current with the cutting edge issues of the day and at the same time allowing me to establish friendships with some truly wonderful individuals.

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Jack Fersko

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP