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March/April 2004
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Section News

Section Announces Fourth Year of Fellows Program

The Fellows Program, in its fourth year, represents a commitment by the Section to increase the participation of young lawyers in Section activities. The goal of the program is to give active members of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the Section, to develop future Section leaders, and to enhance knowledge about the work of the Section among members of the YLD.

The Fellowship appointment is for two years. Four Fellows will be selected from among the applicants. To be considered for selection, the young lawyer must have practiced in the probate, trust, or real property areas for at least one year and be an active member of the YLD (or an active member who has aged out within the last three years, as calculated by the YLD). Two of the four Fellows selected will be minority applicants.

For a full description of roles and responsibilities, please visit www.abanet.org/rppt/fellows.html.

Applications are due by June 4, 2004.

Fellows will be notified of their appointments by early July. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Steve Gorin at (314) 552.6151 or sgorin@thompsoncoburn.com.

Attention Law Students: Win $2,000 plus a trip to Tampa, Florida, in November 2004

The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and the Venable Foundation announce a call for entries for the 2004 Jacques T. Schlenger Student Writing Contest.

Submit an essay on a current topic dealing with real property, probate, or trust law.

First place prize is $2,000 plus expenses paid to attend the Section’s November 2004 Fall Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Second place prize is $500. Third place prize is $250.

Submission deadline: June 15, 2004.

For complete details and contest rules, visit www.abanet.org/rppt/writingcontest.

In the January/February issue, the words “intended to” were dropped from the paragraph on pages 28 and 29 in the John H. Langbein article, Curing Execution Errors and Mistaken Terms in Wills: The Restatement of Wills Delivers New Tools (and New Duties) to Probate Lawyers. The paragraph should have read:

Cases involving omitted or mistaken terms raise a similar issue—whether to restore to a will language that was intended to have been included within the will but was accidentally omitted or misrendered before the will was signed and attested.

The editors regret the error. The article, as corrected, can be found on the magazine web site at www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/magazine/home.html.