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Several committees develop and implement the many programs of the Probate and Trust Law Section. Volunteers wishing to make a difference in the practice of probate and trust law in Minnesota are encouraged to contact the chairs of the committee on which they wish to serve. Please note that membership in some of the committees is limited.

Education Committee
Chair, Cameron Seybolt

The Education Committee develops, coordinates and presents programs to enhance the practice of Section members. Programs include the annual two-day Probate and Trust Law Section Conference and the Charitable Giving Institute.

Legislation Committee
Co-Chairs, Michael Sampson and Drew Baese

The Legislation Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding laws and rules that impact the practice of estate planning, probate and trust law in Minnesota. The section is active in the drafting of legislation and lobbying efforts related to new statutes and amendments to existing law.

Newsletter Committee
Co-Chairs, David Joyslin and Jen Santini
The Probate and Trust Law Newsletter is a primary vehicle for informing Section members of the activities of the Section. Volunteers are needed to compile information, provide articles and maintain this important resource.

Litigation Committee
C0-Chairs, Alan Silver and Bridget Logstrom Koci

The Litigation Committee has two functions: it monitors and reports on important court decisions and initiates legal challenges and amicus briefs when Section leadership deems it appropriate.

Federal Taxation
Co-Chairs, Richard Hawke and Eileen Day

The Federal Taxation Committee monitors and reports on federal legislation and IRS rules that impact the practice of estate planning.

Consumer Protection/Publications
Chair, Derrick Doerr

The Consumer Protection/Publications Committee serves the public outreach function of the Section. It monitors publications and programs offered to the public and alerts the Section to those that may be misleading or unlawful.

Greater Minnesota Involvement
Chair, JoEllen Doebbert

The Greater Minnesota Involvement Committee brings issues to and from Section members that practice outside of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. This important committee makes sure that issues specific to those who live in the far reaches of our great state are aired.

Co-Chair, Richard Bunin

The Technology Committee maintains the Section website and is developing the Practicelaw website, an Internet toolbox for Section members. Both computer-savvy and non-computer-savvy volunteers are needed to provide content and expertise for these two sites.

Gene Daly Award
The Gene Daly Award is awarded periodically to Section members that have made a strong, positive impact on the practice of estate planning in Minnesota.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Chair, Tamara Peterson

This committee develops appropriate programs for probate and trust law practitioners to satisfy ethics and elimination of bias credits.

Wills For Heroes
Chair, Susan Link




- Last Updated 04/02/2014 -

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