Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting


Thursday, November 4, 2021  |  Via Zoom Videoconference

Sponsored by:

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks, Board Member Introductions, and Updates From The Bench

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Terrence M. Franklin, Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Terrence Franklin had been a trust and estate litigator, handling disputes including will contests for a quarter century, when he discovered a will contest from the 1840s that challenged the will done by his white fourth great-grandfather that emancipated Terrence’s fourth great-grandmother and her children and grandchildren from slavery. This discovery led Terrence to define his mission, “To Bend the Arc of History Towards Justice” by sharing the story of his ancestors and other stories like them. In this presentation, Terrence recounts the riveting story of his ancestor Lucy Sutton and her fight in the courts to uphold the last will and testament, and he also profiles several other black women, contemporaries of Lucy, who just may have helped Lucy and her family make it to freedom.

2:30– 2:45 p.m.


2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Megan Hunter, MBA, CEO/Co-Founder, The High Conflict Institute, San Diego, CA

How to Deal with High Conflict Personalities in Trusts and Estates Disputes

Megan Hunter, Bill Eddy and the entire HCI team have pioneered leadership and organizational development solutions that get to the heart of painful communication issues with greater ease.  They help attorneys adopt a proven process to align human behavior and desired outcomes.  The techniques HCI uses create peaceful environments and better outcomes for lawyers and clients in a wide range of stressful case situations

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

3 hours of MCLE & Specialization Credit Approved

Due to your continued support of EBTEL during the COVID-19 Pandemic, registration fees are being waived this year for the Annual Meeting for EBTEL members.

Please register for this event by emailing EBTEL at and in the subject line write: “Annual Meeting RSVP”.  Please RSVP no later than November 1.