WELCOME TO EAST BAY TRUSTS & ESTATES LAWYERS WEBSITE.


SAVE THE DATE:
Spring Symposium
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Registration is now open!


Please see the April Newsletter for an updated schedule of meetings. 



2016 BROWN BAG MEETINGS
Please note committee, date and location are subject to change.

LOCATION CHANGE FOR BROWN BAG MEETINGS FOR EARLY 2016

BROWN BAG MEETINGS FOR EARLY 2016 WILL BE HELD IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, due to construction at Wendel and unavailability of the usual meeting room. Please see the attached schedule and location list.



LITIGATION and MEDIATION


Thank you to R. Kamela Laird, JD and Chandler Hoffman, PsyD for presenting on how addressing emotions and psychological aspects of a legal case plays a crucial role in creating durable agreements that resolve family conflict.


ELDER LAW, CONSERVATORSHIPS and GUARDIANSHIPS

Thank you to Milo Benningfield for sharing information about complex insurance and investment products being sold and how we can protect our clients.



SEVENTH ANNUAL SPRING SYMPOSIUM


Preservation Park – Niles Room • 668 13th Street, Oakland

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
12:30 p.m. SIGN IN


ERIN N. KOLKO, TEMMERMAN CILLEY & KOHLMAN, LLP

CHRISTINE M. KOUVARIS, LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTINE M. KOUVARIS
KRISTA CONOVER, J.D., BOSTON PRIVATE

THE PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION, AND LITIGATION OF HEMS
This seminar will provide the estate planner and litigator with a background on the development of HEMS through federal legislation and case law, while providing a practical approach on how a HEMS standard in a trust is actually administered through the perspective of the corporate trustee panelist with specific case examples. The litigation aspect will focus on strategies both for limiting the trustee’s exposure to liability when making distributions under the HEMS standard and for asserting a beneficiary’s right when a HEMS standard is applied.

MICHAEL ROSEN-PRINZ, PARTNER, MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP
CALIFORNIA ESTATE PLANNING FOR DIGITAL ASSETS
Email accounts, facebook pages and other digital assets have become ubiquitous in our society. However, when an individual dies holding digital assets, a fiduciary may have to contend with federal privacy laws, “anti-hacker” criminal laws and binding terms of service in order to properly administer the estate or trust. This presentation provides an overview of the laws governing digital assets with a focus on California’s draft (or hopefully, enacted by the time of the symposium!) legislation, including suggestions for careful planning and administration.

REMARKS BY ALAMEDA COUNTY PROBATE COURT DEPARTMENT 201

JEENA CHO, THEANXIOUSLAWYER.COM AND JC LAW GROUP

WELLNESS FOR ATTORNEYS:

AVOIDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE LAW
This program examines the building blocks of wellness from what drives lawyers to substance abuse, the physiology of stress, science behind wellness and tools for successfully managing our suffering so that we can be our best selves, maintain wellness and avoid developing unhealthy coping mechanisms.

RECEPTION HOSTED BY MECHANICS BANK


3.5 hours of MCLE and Specialization Credit Approved,

Including 1 Hour of Competence Issues.

Register below now or complete the registration form and mail it with your check payable to EBTEL no later than May 11, 2016 to:

EBTEL, PO Box 29321, Oakland, CA 94604-9321



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2016 EBTEL MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE NOW

It’s time to join EBTEL or renew your EBTEL membership for 2016. Members can receive up to 18 free hours of MCLE credits at brown bag lunch gatherings for the annual fee of $60 – that’s a value of $3 per hour! Plus: list-serve participation, quick and direct notification of news from local probate courts, and many more opportunities for learning and networking with your professional colleagues in the greater East Bay.

It’s simple! Just mail the attached registration form and your check for $60 per member payable to EBTEL to:
EBTEL
P.O. Box 29321
Oakland, CA 94604-9321

Or register now below using PayPal.



 

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Attorney
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