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Probate Boot Camp SOLD OUT!
Friday, October 3, 2014

SAVE THE DATE:
Annual Lunch
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Registration details to follow soon.

OCTOBER BROWN BAG MEETINGS

ESTATE PLANNING and ADMINISTRATION

Wednesday, October 8, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland.

THE METRICS FOR DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES IN PROBATE

When you are entitled to an award of fees, what must, and should, your fee petition say? Declaring your hourly rate and the amount of time you spent isn’t enough. You need to tell the Court what the “lodestar” is and what the multiplier should be. Your materials will include quotations from all of the pertinent fee cases broken down between guardianships/conservatorships, trusts and decedents’ estates, as well as a detailed form of fee petition and order. Join us as Michael G. Desmarais, Esq. and Steven P. Braccini, Esq. present on this topic, and time permitting, regale us with some of their professional “war stories.”


RSVP required for each meeting. Email to admin@EBTEL.org with “October 8 Brown Bag RSVP” in the Subject line.

LITIGATION and MEDIATION

Wednesday, October 15, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland.

10 THINGS PROBATE ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT APPEALS
Audra Ibarra and Robert Roth will present a 1-hour MCLE program. Learn tips and tricks for probate appeals: Everything from what you can appeal, to whether you should appeal or defend, to recent probate cases.

RSVP required for each meeting. Email to admin@EBTEL.org with “October 15 Brown Bag RSVP” in the Subject line.


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

PROBATE BOOT CAMP - SOLD OUT! 

Co-Sponsored by Phillips Bonding Agency, Andrew de Vries, Broker,
and Daily Journal Corporation

This all-day workshop will focus on the basics of the administration of decedent’s estates. The program is intended for new practitioners and other attorneys seeking to expand their practices, as well as fiduciaries and paralegals new to probate. Extensive materials will be provided in electronic format, including sample forms and other reference materials. Judicial officers, leading practitioners and professionals in this field will cover a broad range of topics, with an orientation towards acquiring practical knowledge.

Speakers: Agnieszka Adams, Roisman Henel LLP /Tonya Peacock, Legal Advertising Manager, Daily Journal
Probate Alternatives and Initial Filing

Jayne Lee, Staff Attorney, Alameda County Probate Department
Proving Wills and Will Contests

Todd Christensen, Phillips Bonding Agency
Bonds

Ann O’Hara, Law Office of Ann E. O’Hara
Heirs and Devisees: Cooperative and Competing, Managing Expectations

Ruben Sundeen, Sundeen Salinas & Pyle/Andrew de Vries, Broker
Assets, Inventory & Appraisals, Sale of Real Property

Scott Poling, Law Office of Scott E. Poling
Administration, Authority, Court Supervision, Notice of Proposed Action

Phillip Campbell, Campbell Law Offices
Duties and Ethics

Stacie Nelson, Holland & Knight
Creditor’s Claims: Notice, Timing, Paying, and Defending

Jon Vaught, Vaught & Boutris
Tax: Income, Gift, Estate, and Property

Honorable Sandra Bean, Alameda County Superior Court, Probate Department
Fees: Statutory and Extraordinary

Margaret Hand, Hand & Little PC
Accountings and Final Distribution

MCLE: 7 hours of credit, including 1/2 hour of legal ethics credit
When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (½ hour lunch)
Where: Oakland Professional Development and Conference Center
Transpacific Centre, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland



2014 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
It’s time to join EBTEL or renew your EBTEL membership for 2014!

Members can receive up to twenty 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: listserve 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 registration form and your check for $60/member payable to EBTEL to: EBTEL, P.O. Box 29321, Oakland, CA 94604-9321 or register below using PayPal.  

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