Standing Committees

Standing Committees of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE) represent the administrative and operative structure for the Section, and include Membership, Communications, Continuing Legal Education, Diversity and many more! Committee leadership is appointed at the ABA Annual Meeting every year, and chairpersons each serve a one year term. Click on the links below if you'd like to learn more about each Standing Committee.

Standing Committees

The 14 Standing Committees of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) represent the administrative and operative structure for the Section, and include Membership, Communications, Continuing Legal Education, Diversity and many more! Committee leadership is appointed at the ABA Annual Meeting every year, and chairpersons each serve a one year term. Click on the links below if you'd like to learn more about each Standing Committee.

Coordination of Governmental Submissions

The Government Submissions Committee initiates and reviews submissions to governmental bodies with respect to proposed legislation, regulation projects and other matters affecting estate planning and estate administration, with the view to improving the law and ensuring the highest quality and balance approach.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity Committee is charged with implementing the Section's and the ABA's goal to promote full and equal participation in the profession by minorities and women.

Marketing & Social Media

The Communications Committee is primarily responsible for helping other Section groups and committees publicize their activities to Section members, other lawyers, and the target audience in accordance with the Section's communication plan.

National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries

The National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries was formed in 1940. It is composed of seven representatives of the American Bar Association and seven representatives of the trust division of the American Bankers Association. It was organized to address matters of common interest between the two associations and to help eliminate controversies giving rise to misunderstandings and litigations between the two groups.

Nominations

The Nominations Committee receives and considers suggestions for nominations and nominates persons to fill position vacancies. The committee is appointed each year and consists of five members. At least two past chairs of the Section must be appointed to the committee, and at least one member of the committee can be neither a present nor former officer nor a member of the Section's council.

Planning

The Planning Committee considers and recommends long range plans to enable the Section to best carry out its mission and goals, and performs other functions as directed by the council.

Join A Committee

RPTE members can join a Group or Committee (or several) online. For questions regarding membership, contact the Section at (312) 988-5651 or e-mail rpte@americanbar.org.

Guide to Committees

Read an in-depth guide to the various Groups and Committees associated with the RPTE Section. Download the Guide to Committees now.

Time Committment

Your level of involvement in a group or committee is entirely up to you. You can become very involved, or you can stay on the sidelines and still have access to the latest information and developments in your group or committee's area of expertise.

Free Conference Calls

Another benefit to RPTE membership is the option to listen free of charge to a Group/Committee conference call!