Using Alternative Dispute Resolution To Address Racial, Ethnic And Socio-Economic Disparities In Heirs’ Property Ownership (Hybrid)
Also available virtually, once you add the program to your cart, you can choose the virtual option.
Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Address Racial, Ethnic and Socio-Economic Disparities in Heirs' Property Ownership. A roundtable.
Opening remarks by ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross.
December 7, 2022. Live at American Arbitration Association, 150 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with reception to follow; also available virtually, once you add the program to your cart, you can choose the virtual option. If you are having any trouble registering, or are having issues establishing a NYSBA account, please contact our Member Resource Center team at 800-582-2452.
Sponsored by the Legislation Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section
And the following NYSBA Sections:
Young Lawyers Section
Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section
Trial Lawyers Section
Elder Law & Special Needs Section
Trust and Estates Section
ABA Civil Rights & Social Justice Section
ABA Dispute Resolution Section
ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section
ABA State & Local Government Law Section
ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
City Bar Justice Center
Metropolitan Black Bar Association Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
This informational program is free for co-sponsoring Sections and carries 1.0 New York CLE Diversity credit. Please note that you must register for in-person attendance 24 hours prior to the program to ensure you are one the law firm security list. Non on-site registrations can be permitted. You may also apply for other state's credits by contacting [email protected].
Alfreida B. Kenny, Esq., mediator, real property and trusts & estates lawyer, New York, NY
— and heirs' property heir
K. Scott Kohanowski, Esq., Director of Homeowner Stability and LGBT Advocacy Projects, City Bar Justice Center, New York, NY — and chapter author
Joshua F. Walden, Esq., real property and estate planning lawyer, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Heirs' Property Preservation, Charleston, South Carolina — and chapter author
Conner Bailey, PhD., Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Moderator: Erica Levine Powers, Esq., transactional lawyer and mediator, Albany, NY — and co-editor, with Thomas W. Mitchell, of Heirs' Property and the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act: Challenges, Solutions and Historic Reform (ABA, 2022)
This program encourages alternative dispute resolution for property owners unable to agree on how to manage jointly held real estate and explains New York’s now mandatory ADR process once an heirs' property partition action has commenced. The program will focus on the benefits of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, adopted in 21 jurisdictions comprising a majority of the population of the United States, and the 2019 New York-specific modifications to the Uniform Act. The Uniform Act is designed to protect legacy family land and home ownership within communities struggling with systemic socioeconomic barriers. Black heirs have been disproportionately subject to predatory action by developers and speculators to acquire such property, displacing families and appropriating significant intergenerational wealth and historic legacies. For example, it is estimated that in 14 states in the Deep South and Southeast, rural and urban land in heirs' property ownership currently has a value in excess of $47 billion. Lack of access to quality legal counsel and lack of estate planning often results in intestacy and tangled title problems, aggravated by disputes among family members that can result in an individual filing a partition action or selling a small interest to a predator. The default tenancy in common co-ownership with many potential heirs exacerbates attendant difficulties such as borrowing money, paying real property tax and making necessary repairs and makes such properties particularly vulnerable to such predatory practices.
The target audience includes specialists in alternative dispute resolution; the diverse and specialty bar associations, with a particular focus on diverse young lawyers and law students to meet the needs of affected heirs; specialists in real property, trusts and estates, family law, disabled and elder law; the courts; state and local governments; legal services lawyers; and non-profit institutions.
Cancellations received more than 3 days from the scheduled program date-100% refund
Cancellations received between 0-3 days from the scheduled program date-100% refund (less the $25 cancellation fee)
Cancellations received after the scheduled program date-No refund
- December 7, 2022
- 5:30 PM
- 7:00 PM
- New York City
- American Arbitration Association
150 East 42nd Street 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017
- Dispute Resolution Section
- Committee On Continuing Legal Education
- Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law Section
- Trial Lawyers Section
- Elder Law & Special Needs Section
- LGBTQ Law Section
- Young Lawyers Section
- Trusts & Estates Law Section