- Naomi R Cahn, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
- Bridget Jane Crawford, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY
- Karen J Sneddon, Mercer University Walter F George School of Law, Macon, GA
- Amy Morris Hess, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN
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.