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MSBA PROBATE AND TRUST LAW SECTION

 

Annual Report 2011-12

Section Membership
As of June 30, 2012, the Probate & Trust Section had 1,146 members.

Financial Status
The Probate & Trust Section had an account balance of $12,929.91 as of May 31, 2012. 

Continuing Legal Education Programs and Social Events
The Section hosted four CLE programs in fiscal year 2011-12. 

Program Date

Program Title

CLE Event Code and Credit

# of Attendees

9/29/2011

"Digital Death: Can Estates or Heirs Gain Access to Online Pictures, Social Networks, Emails, and Accounts?" (co-sponsored with the Business Law, Probate & Trust and Computer & Technology Law Sections)

159166 / 1.5 Standard

123

12/8/2011

The Life of a Case in the Trusts and Estates Area

162229 / 1.0 Standard

125

3/13/2012

Protect Your Practice: Best Practices in Backing Up Client Information and Disaster Prevention

165166 / 1.5 Standard

40

5/2/2012

Clients and Diminished Capacity Issues

166855 / 1.0 EOB

94

Legislation and Amicus Briefs

Peter Hatinen and Drew Baese led our legislative efforts this year.  The Section sponsored bill was passed by the legislature.  HF951/SF654 addressed the issue disputed in In re S.H. Bowman Trust, 804 N.W. 2d 361 (Minn.App.2011) involving the ability to disclaim property interests held in trusts.  The Section’s efforts to clarify the farm and small business estate tax exclusions were unsuccessful.

There were no Amicus Briefs filed on behalf of the Section this year.

Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Probate and Trust Section annual meeting is being held at noon on June 4, 2012, at the Probate and Trust Annual Conference in St. Paul, MN.

The following individuals are nominated to serve as Officers in 2012-13:

Officers
Chair:                    Tom Woessner
Vice Chair:            Scott Nelson
Secretary:              Andrew Baese
Treasurer:              Peter Hatinen

Council

Todd Andrews has been nominated to replace Andrea Breckner on Section Council for the upcoming year.

The following individuals will serve as the Section’s MSBA Assembly representative and alternate in 2012-13:

Representative:  Scott Nelson
Alternate:  Tom Rauenhorst

Other Section Accomplishments
Pro Bono/Volunteer Service Activities:

•  Wills For Heroes continues to be very successful with future events scheduled as far out as October 2014.  We have prepared 6,287 estate plans to date. 
Our attorney, data entry, and greeter volunteers have contributed 3,594 pro bono hours (under Rule 6.1(b)(3)) in 2011, broken down as follows: Attorney hours - 2,144; Data Entry hours - 1,395; and Greeter hours:  55.  We held 40 clinics in 2011.

•  Christ Hunt and his committee continue their work on review of the Uniform Trust Act.  The Committee meets every three weeks.  It is working a final draft of proposed comprehensive changes to Minnesota’s law governing the creation, administration and termination of trusts.  The Committee hopes to have a draft for review by other MSBA sections by spring of 2013.

Website and practicelaw.org:

Monthly updates of federal tax developments affecting the probate and trust bar continued to be posted on the practicelaw.org website throughout the year

Section Newsletter/Publication:

•  A Newsletter was published twice this year with several articles and section news including legislative updates.

•  The Greater Minnesota Study Group continues to have numerous participants each month.

 

Submitted by:
Tom Rauenhorst, Section Chair


Annual Report for 2010-11

Submitted by, Chair of the MSBA Probate & Trust Section on June 25, 2011

Membership: The Section had 1154 members this year.

Continuing Legal Education:

The section hosted or co-sponsored the following CLEs:

Pro Bono/Volunteer Service Activities:

Website and practicelaw.org:

Section Newsletter/Publication:

Council Meetings:  Held the third Thursday of the month:

September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, and June (held June 8)

Annual Meeting:


The annual meeting of the Section was held at 7:50 a.m. on June 8, 2011 at the annual Probate and Trust Section Conference.  At the meeting, new council members and new officers were elected.

Election Results:

The members attending the annual meeting elected for the following officers and council members to serve terms from:

Officers:

Thomas Rauenhorst, Chair
Thomas Woessner, Vice-Chair
Scott Nelson, Secretary
Drew Baese, Treasurer

Council Members:

Peter Hatinen
Jolene Cutshall
JoEllen Doebbert
Sonny Miller
Joseph Thiegs
Andrea Breckner
Sunny Umanah
Sheryl Morrison
William Forsberg
Richard Hawke
Jennifer Lammers
Michael Sampson

The Section's MSBA Assembly representative will be Scott Nelson.

Fiscal Status:

The Section finished the year with $21,126.18 as of March 31, 2011.  We raised our dues from $12.00 to $20.00.

Miscellaneous: 

The Section is in the process of reviewing a comprehensive overhaul of the Trust Code and potential adaptation of the Uniform Trust Act.


Annual Report for 2009-10

2009-10 Annual Report (.pdf)

Annual Report for 2007-2008

2007-08 Annual Report (.pdf)

Annual Report for 2006-2007

1.         Section Name:  MSBA Probate and Trust Law Section.

2.         Council Meetings:  The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, 4 current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June. 

3.         Section Finances:  Thomas Woessner served as Treasurer for the Section.  Section finances remain strong with a fund balance of over $54,000 as of the most recent statement.

4.         CLE Programs:  Minnesota CLE and the Section jointly sponsored the 33rd Annual Probate and Trust Law Conference at the St. Paul RiverCentre on June 11 and 12, 2007.  More than 700 registrants attended presentations by an outstanding collection of national and local speakers.  Vince O’Brien, from Minnesota CLE, and the members of our Education Committee all deserve special thanks for their work in planning this event. 

On April 23, 2007 the Section sponsored a lunch time CLE on trust and estate litigation held at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.  About 90 lawyers attended the program, 12 of whom participated by conference call.  This program has been successful the last few years, so the Council is planning to expand it to three lunch time CLEs next year. 

5.         Legislative Developments:  This year’s probate bill was primarily technical in nature and was limited to a minor amendment of Minnesota Statutes §48A.03, subd. 5 (relating to Limited Purpose Companies) to update the terminology used to refer to a guardian of the person, conservator of the estate or personal representative of an estate.  Mary Shearen and Joyce James co-chaired the Legislation Committee this year and will continue to do so next year.  Some of the other activities of the Legislation Committee included opposing an estate tax valuation bill and a Minnesota gift tax bill that were not enacted this year.  Other issues being studied by the Committee include proposed legislation to clarify valuation issues for purposes of Minnesota and federal estate tax, the Uniform Disclaimer of Property Act, the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, homestead status for property held in trusts, conflicts between omitted spouse and intestacy statutes, clarification of the notice provisions for creditor claims under the probate code and the definition of children under the probate code and trust law. 

6.         Newsletters:  Peter Hatinen continues to do a great job with publishing a newsletter for the Section twice per year.  This year’s newsletters contained state and federal legislative updates, a list of Section activities and volunteer opportunities and the names of the section officers and committee chairs.

7.         Taxation Committee:  Scott Nelson continues as the chair of the Taxation Committee.  The Committee meets on a periodic basis to discuss federal taxation issues that may impact the section and reports at the Section Council meetings. 

8.         Consumer Protection Committee:  Bob McLeod chaired this committee and lead our Section’s response to complaints received by certain senior citizens who had been victims of a deceptive scheme involving the sale of living trusts or annuities.  We forwarded those complaints to the Attorney General’s office which commenced a lawsuit against the companies involved. The Section then sent out a notice to its members in an effort to assist the Attorney General’s office in spreading the word among trusts and estates attorneys.

9.         Greater Minnesota Committee:  I chaired the Greater Minnesota Committee which continues to coordinate a study group comprised of trusts and estates attorneys outside of the Twin Cities area.  The study group currently consists of 12 members who communicate monthly using the conference call services of the MSBA. 

Two members of the Committee (JoEllen Doebbert and I) participated in a MSBA sponsored CLE in Detroit Lakes in October, 2006 and made a one hour presentation regarding medical assistance and IRA law changes.

10.       Technology Committee:  Richard D. Bunin and Derrick C. Doerr continued as co-chairs of the Technology Committee.  They are working to enhance the Section’s web page that appears on the MSBA website by adding links to various websites that will be of practical use to the Section’s members. 

11.       Gene Daly Award:  Andrea Breckner once again chaired the nominating committee for the Gene Daly Award.  At the annual meeting of the Section, the Council awarded the Gene Daly Award (for outstanding contributions to the trust and estate practice over an extended period of time) to Gary McDowell of Lindquist and Vennum.

12.       Amicus Brief:  The Section sponsored an Amicus Brief filed in the appeal of the Enright v. Lehman case which dealt with the application of the Minnesota Multi-Party Account Act to the rights of the joint owners during their lifetimes.  Appellate attorneys for the Rider Bennett firm (now practicing with Briggs & Morgan) volunteered to write the brief on a pro bono basis. 

13.       Wills for Heroes:  Susan Link and Kip Steincross co-chaired a committee of Section members who worked for about a year putting together the forms, software, licenses, equipment and volunteers to put on this pro bono program.  Volunteers will provide simple wills, powers of attorney and health care directives for first responders with estates worth less than $500,000.  The first program was put on at the Lino Lakes Police Department on June 25.  We anticipate that the program will be expanded next year to offer similar services to first responders in other communities around the state. 

14.       Annual Meeting and Election of Officers:  The annual meeting of the Section was held on June 12, 2007 at the St. PaulRiver Centre during the Section Conference.  At this meeting, the following persons were elected as officers for the upcoming fiscal year: 

            Chair:  Melinda K. Greer
            Vice Chair:  Dale J. Schoonover
            Secretary:  Robert A. (Bob) McLeod
            Treasurer:  Thomas J. Woessner

Peter S. Hatinen and Scott M. Nelson were elected as new council members. 

Respectfully submitted by Bradley W. Hanson
Section Chair 2006-07


 

MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
2005-06 Annual Report

Section Name: MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section

Council Meetings: The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, four current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June.

CLE Programs: Minnesota CLE and the Section jointly sponsored the annual seminar. The 32nd Annual Probate & Trust Law Conference was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center June 19 and 20. More than 700 (708, a three-year high) registrants attended presentations by an outstanding collection of national and local speakers. Vincent J. O'Brien, from Minnesota CLE, and the members of our Education Committee all deserve special thanks for their work on planning this event.

On April 21 the Section sponsored a Roundtable with the Hennepin and Ramsey County referees. The Roundtable was organized in the form of a Q & A session with the referees and was extremely practical and informative. The Roundtable was held over the lunch hour at Dorsey & Whitney and 75 lawyers attended the program.

Newsletters: Peter S. Hatinen continues to do a great job with publishing a fall and spring newsletter for the Section. This year's newsletters contained state and federal legislative updates, an article on memorial funds and a list of the websites that can be linked from the Section's website. During the year, another attorney from the Bar joined Peter as part of the Newsletter Committee.

Legislative Developments: This year's probate bill was primarily technical in nature. It included corrections to Minn. Stat. §§ 253B.23 and 524.3-803. The Legislation Committee continued to review the Uniform Disclaimer Act to determine whether all or any portion of it should be enacted in Minnesota. Representatives of the Section continued to work with the Department of Human Services, other sections of the Bar and other interested parties in addressing the issues presented by Minnesota Statutes § 501B.895. The Legislation Committee also continued to study possible enhancements to the Minnesota power of attorney statutes. Robert A. McLeod has served as co-chair of the Legislation Committee from 2001 - 2005 and his outstanding service is greatly appreciated by the Section.

Greater Minnesota Committee: This year, the Greater Minnesota Committee was instrumental in helping to form a study group comprised of attorneys outside of the Twin Cities area. The study group met regularly using the technological services of the Minnesota State Bar Association. It is hoped that this group will continue to meet and that further groups may be formed with attorneys of similar experience and interest.

Finances: Thomas J. Woessner served as Treasurer for the Section. As indicated by his most recent report, Section finances remain strong.

Technology Committee: This year, Richard D. Bunin and Derrick J. Doerr assumed responsibility as co-chairs of the Technology Committee. They were instrumental in updating and enhancing the Probate & Trust Law Section's webpage that appears on the Minnesota State Bar Association website. In particular, they have begun to add links to various websites that will be of practical use to the Section members.

Taxation Committee: Scott M. Nelson continues as the chair of the Taxation Committee. Due to interest of several members of the Section, the Committee now meets on a periodic basis to discuss federal taxation issues that may impact the Section.

Annual Meeting and Election of New Officers: The annual meeting of the Section was held on June 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. At this meeting, the following persons were elected as officers for the upcoming fiscal year:

Chair: Bradley W. Hanson
Vice Chair: Melinda K. Greer
Secretary: Dale J. Schoonover
Treasurer: Thomas J. Woessner

Julie A. Frommelt, Julie A. Haseman and Joyce M. James were elected as new council members.

Respectfully submitted by
G. Warren Steincross
Section Chair 2005-06



MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
2004-05 Annual Report

Section Name: MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section

Council Meetings: The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, four current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June.

CLE Programs: Minnesota CLE and the section jointly sponsored the annual seminar. The 31st Annual Probate & Trust Law Conference was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center June 9 and 10. More than 700+ registrants attended presentations by an outstanding collection of national and local speakers. Vince O'Brien, from Minnesota CLE, and the members of our Education Committee all deserve special thanks for a job well done.

Newsletters: After a long vacancy in the chair position, Peter Hatinen stepped forward and volunteered to serve as chair of the Newsletter Committee. He did an excellent job setting goals for the Committee and he worked diligently to compile and circulate to section members the first newsletter prepared by this Committee for some time. The newsletter was very well received by section members. Moreover, as a direct result of a request for additional volunteers in the newsletter, several section members contacted me and volunteered to serve in various capacities for the section. Among other things, we filled vacant positions for our Federal Taxation Committee and our Greater Minnesota Committee. Peter has agreed to continue to serve as chair of the Newsletter Committee.

Legislative Developments: Bob McLeod and Mary Shearen, the Co-Chairs of our Legislation Committee, had a very busy year. We all owe them a special thanks for their extraordinary efforts.

Bob and Mary, along with the other members of our Legislation Committee, did an excellent job preparing the probate bill for this year and moving this bill through the Legislature. They also spent countless hours reviewing proposed legislation, monitoring developments in the probate and trust law area, working the Department of Revenue on proposed changes to the Minnesota estate tax and working with the Department of Human Services on proposed changes in the medical assistance area.

Bylaw Revisions: The proposed revisions to our bylaws that were approved by the Section Council last year were approved by the Assembly.

Section Sponsored Awards: The Eugene P. Daly, Jr. Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of probate and trust law in the State of Minnesota was awarded at the annual section conference. This year's recipient was Faith Ohman. Prior recipients are Gene Olson, Jerry Dygert, Leigh Matheson, Steve Brand and John Byron.

Law Student Outreach: Several section members volunteered and represented the section at the program for law students sponsored by the MSBA.

E-mail Discussion Lists: We continue to receive positive feedback from section members regarding our listserv.

Finances: Melinda Greer served as Treasurer for the section. As indicated by her most recent report, section finances remain strong.

Annual Meeting and Election of New Officers: The annual meeting of the section was held on June 10 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. At this meeting, the following persons were elected as officers for the upcoming fiscal year:

Chair: G. Warren Steincross
Vice Chair: Bradley W. Hanson
Secretary: Melinda K. Greer
Treasurer: Thomas J. Woessner

Andrew M. Baese, Michael Cowles and Jane E. Kiker were elected as council members.

Respectfully submitted by
David J. Shannon,
Section Chair 2004-05


MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
2003-04 Annual Report

The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, four current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June.

Legislation. Under the leadership of Dale Schoonover and Bob Mcleod, the Legislation Committee was primarily responsible for the enactment of legislation based on certain provisions of the Uniform Trust Code and technical corrections to the new guardianship and conservatorship legislation which became effective August 1, 2003.

The Legislation Committee meets throughout the year and will continue to review and analyze legislative initiatives for the next legislative session. Bob McLeod and Mary Shearan will serve as co-chairs in the upcoming year.

Continuing Legal Education. Minnesota CLE and the section jointly sponsored the annual seminar. The 30th Annual Probate & Trust Law Conference was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, June 16-17. A record 700-plus registrants were treated to an outstanding collection of national and local speakers. Vince O'Brien, from Minnesota CLE, and Melinda Greer, our Education Committee chair, deserve special thanks for an outstanding job.

Newsletter. Due to the lack of a chair for the committee, the section did not publish its newsletter this year. The section is actively seeking one or more persons interested in acting as chair of the Newsletter Committee.

Guardianship/Conservatorship Forms. Bob McLeod spent countless hours revising and updating our guardianship and conservatorship forms to bring them into compliance with the new law. These forms are now available at the practicelaw.org web site.

Deskbook. Jerry Dygert once again compiled the update for the Probate and Trust Law Deskbook which is published by Minnesota CLE. Due to illness, Mr. Dygert has resigned this position. It will be filled by Dale Schoonover, resigning chair of the Legislation Committee.

Gene Daly Award. The Eugene P. Daly, Jr. Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of probate and trust law in the State of Minnesota was awarded at the annual section conference. This year’s recipient was Christopher B. Hunt of Fredrikson & Byron. Prior recipients are Gene Olson, Jerry Dygert, Leigh Matheson, Steve Brand and John Byron.

Annual Meeting. For the first time in its history, the section held its annual meeting prior to the beginning of the second day of the annual conference. The following were elected as officers of the section: Dave Shannon, Chair; Kip Steincoss, Vice-chair; Brad Hanson, Secretary; and Melinda Greer, Treasurer. Mary Shearan and Todd Andrews were elected as council members.

In addition, the section approved amendments to its by-laws which allow the section Chair or two or more members of the section council to call for a quorum of 75% and a majority vote of 75% with respect to an item to be voted upon at a council meeting. The amendments will be presented to the Board of Governors for their approval.

Respectfully submitted by
Andrea S. Breckner,
Section Chair 2003-04


MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
2000-01 Annual Report

The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, four current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June. The annual meeting of the section was held in conjunction with the MSBA convention on June 22, 2001, at which time, among other things, officers and council members were elected for the upcoming year. Terry Slye of Briggs and Morgan will be chair of the section for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.

Legislation. Under the leadership of Andrea Breckner and Dale Schoonover, the Legislation Committee was primarily responsible for the enactment of legislation broadening the definition of individuals who may obtain certified copies of birth and death certificates, simplifying the antilapse statute, expanding the definition of the a security account, and improving and clarifying Minnesota’s version of the Uniform Principal and Income Act.

The Legislation Committee meets throughout the year and will continue to review and analyze legislative initiatives for the next legislative session.

Continuing Legal Education. Minnesota CLE and the section jointly sponsored the annual seminar. The 27rd Annual Probate & Trust Law Conference was held at RiverCentre in St. Paul June 7-8, 2001. A record 700-plus registrants were treated to an outstanding collection of national and local speakers. Vince O'Brien, from Minnesota CLE, and John Bedosky, our Education Committee chair, deserve special thanks for an outstanding job.

On June 22, following the annual business meeting, the section co-sponsored a one-hour continuing legal education seminar regarding Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts.

Newsletter. The section published one edition of its newsletter. Katie Raidt, as chair of the Newsletter Committee, did a great job editing and obtaining contributors.

Probate Forms. The council was advised by Minnesota CLE of an issue which arose with respect to Miller-Davis’ willingness to continue to provide probate forms under the current royalty arrangement. After some negotiation, Minnesota CLE was successful in solving the problem and Miller-Davis continues to provide the forms. The Forms Committee, chaired by Bronwen Cound, has reconvened to discuss revisions to the forms and that process will continue into next year.

Deskbook. A completely new Probate and Trust Law Deskbook was published during the year.

Technology. Chair Mike Vinyon has done a great job in evaluating and implementing changes to our two websites (one for public perusal through the MSBA site and the other for members only with more substantive information and resource links).

Gene Daly Award. The Council researched and re-instituted the Gene Daly Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of probate and trust law in the State of Minnesota. The award was given to John Byron of Fredrikson & Byron at the Section conference in June.

Liaison to Task Force. Curt Stine agreed to act as a liaison to the MSBA task force being put together to review the problem of what to do with the files of a deceased lawyer or a lawyer who has abandoned his practice. The work of the task force is continuing without any specific recommendations at the time of this report.

Bronwen L. Cound,
2000-01 Chairperson


MSBA Probate & Trust Law Section
1996-97 Annual Report

The Section Council, consisting of 12 elected council members, four current officers, and the immediate past chair as council member ex officio, met monthly during the fiscal year from September through June. The annual meeting of the section was held in conjunction with the MSBA convention on June 20, 1997, at which time, among other things, officers and council members were elected for the upcoming year. Charles "Chip" T. Parks of Minneapolis will be chair of the section for the 1997-98 fiscal year.

Legislation. Under the able leadership of Christopher "Chris" Hunt, the Legislation Committee proposed and supported various pieces of technical change and "clean up" legislation which passed the Legislature and became law in Chapter 9 and Chapter 217. The Legislation Committee meets throughout the year and will continue to review and analyze legislative initiatives for the next legislative session.

Continuing Legal Education. Minnesota CLE and the section jointly sponsored the annual seminar. The 23rd Annual Probate & Trust Law Conference was held at the St. Paul Radisson Hotel on June 12-13, 1997. A record 600-plus registrants were treated to an outstanding collection of national and local speakers. Vince O'Brien, from Minnesota CLE, along with Ann Burns and Alan Yanowitz, our Education Committee cochairs, deserve special thanks for an outstanding job. The section and First Bank Private Financial Services sponsored a well-attended reception for attendees at the conclusion of the first day of the conference.

On June 20, following the annual business meeting, the section sponsored a one-hour continuing legal education seminar regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for probate, trust, and estate disputes. A breakfast was sponsored by Norwest Investment Management & Trust.

Newsletter. The section published three editions of its newsletter. Kathryn "Katie" Raidt, as chair of the Newsletter Committee, did a wonderful job editing and obtaining contributors.

Probate Forms. The council has worked with Minnesota CLE and responded to communications from others in order to address the elimination of technical support for the FormFoundry Probate System. Bronwen Cound chairs this committee and discussions are continuing on this matter.

Deskbook. An update to the Probate and Trust Law Deskbook was published during the year. Gary McDowell's continuing efforts in updating the Deskbook are much appreciated.

Outreach to Outstate Members. Recognizing the substantial portion of section members who reside and practice or work outstate, the section chair has urged the council to reach out to those members. Holding council or section-sponsored meetings outstate was discussed at some length and hopefully will be accomplished in the coming year or two. An Outstate Involvement Committee was formed and is chaired by James Stewart.

Survey of Section Members. A telephone survey of a sample of section members to determine what they want from the section was initiated at the urging of the chair and under the leadership of Mr. Parks, as chair of the newly formed Members Relation Committee.

Rule 119. Rule 119 of the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts became effective on January 1, 1997, and the section has been active in expressing its concern to the Supreme Court advisory committee relative to the broad scope of the new rule and its application to our practice area. The council, including Terry Slye and others, will continue to work with the Advisory Committee in an effort to amend and clarify the rule and/or its comments.

Elder Law Certification. During the year the council was advised of an application from the National Elder Law Foundation, Inc. to become a certifying agency to certify elder law specialists. After review of that application and a deep concern over many aspects of it, the council passed a motion in opposition to the application. Bronwen Cound has served as the spokesperson for the council on this matter and represented the section at the meetings of the Board of Legal Certification.

Other committees include: Law Office Automation and Economics of the Practice (chaired by Ross Sussman), Litigation (chaired by Alan Silver and Randy Boggio), Federal Taxation (chaired by William Brody and Terry Slye), Consumer Protection (chaired by Gary McDowell), and Ethics and Professional Responsibility (chaired by Andrea Breckner).

Nancy S. Bender-Kelner,
Chairperson

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