Group and Committee

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 the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Groups and Committees, and how to become involved upon joining the Section

History of Wills in Estate Planning

History of Wills in Estate Planning

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This months Professors’ Corner has been pre-recorded.  The recording will be posted to the Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group discussion board.  Please click here to access the discussion board.  (The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for this program).

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July 14

Professors' Corner:  Wills in the Twenty-First Century:
Towards Sensible Application of Formalities

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:30 PM ET

The formalities for wills are often applied rigidly and thoughtlessly, driven largely by history, even as they may no longer serve their historic purposes.  The panelists will show how relaxing or even abandoning so-called “time tested” formalities may serve the larger end of ensuring that decedents’ intent in the disposition of estates is carried out.


  • Professor Bridget Crawford, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Professor Karen J. Sneddon, Mercer University School of Law,
  • Professor Naomi Cahn, George Washington Law School,


  • Amy Morris Hess, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN

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July 14

Hospitality, Timesharing & Common Interests Development Group

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Meeting ID: 393 993 463
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free

ADA and Fair Housing

More than just ramps and door knobs. What, if any, is the impact of COVID-19? Emotional support animals (real and fake).

July 15

Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Meeting ID: 980 0093 9217
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Recorded Calls

The Section keeps the Group and Committee calls archived a period of six (6) months.  If you missed a call you can access it in our audio archive library.