Please join us in welcoming two new members to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Staff. They are David Tabak and Antonette Smith.

David is the new staff director and he has been with the ABA since 1994. Most recently David served as Assistant Staff Director of the Forums Department where he staffed the Air and Space and Franchising Forums. He graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from Brandeis University with a B.A. in English and American Literature/Creative Writing. David also holds a master's degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago. David can be reached at 312/988-5591 or

Antonette is the new committee manager and she too has been with the ABA since 1994. She comes to us from the Young Lawyers Division where she was the Administrator of Finance and Governance. Antonette graduated from Tennessee State University in 1994 where she earned a B.S. in Political Science. Antonette can be reached at 312/988-5260 or

Please join us in welcoming both David and Antonette.


The 1999 Spring CLE and Committee Meeting will be held at the Stouffer Mayflower in Washington, DC on May 19-23. The schedule will include more than 40 CLE programs, committee meetings and a new committee chair orientation. Details of the meeting schedule, activities and accommodations will be announced in mailings to RPTE membersearly next year.

Section News Editor: Antonette S. Smith, RPPT Committee Manager, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.

Probate & Property Magazine is published six times annually and is included in section members' annual dues.