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Become a member in one of NYSBA’s largest Sections and share insights as you help make ground breaking developments happen. Section members may submit questions for a Q&A column, and articles for publication in the Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter. Top-notch MCLE programs allow Section members to enjoy both social and substantive aspects of membership. Post practice-related questions or assist other members by participation in the member-only online Community Forum. Join and take full advantage of opportunities to serve on committees, such as Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Surrogate’s Court or Charitable Planning. Work on projects such as technology for the trusts and estates practice, and ethical checklists for the trust and estates practitioner.

Message from the Section Chair

“The Trusts and Estates Law Section is one of the largest and most active Sections of the New York State Bar Association. The members are a highly collegial and collaborative group of attorneys who work on cutting edge legislative developments and also advocate for important changes and revisions to New York’s statutory scheme. Come learn what it is like to be part of this incredible Section.”

-Jill Choate Beier
Jill Beier
How our Members Benefit

How Our Members Benefit

  • Vibrant communication portal where Section members can ask questions and seek the advice of other experienced members
  • Virtual discussion group sessions discussing various topics of interest
  • Trusts and Estates Law Section Journal
  • Quality Continuing Legal Education programming with top-rated speakers

Our Publication

Our Publication

The Trusts and Estates Law Section Journal features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of trusts and estates law on various topics including estate planning, will drafting, tax issues, guardianship, power of attorney, and probates. Recent New York State Decisions, Case Notes—Recent New York State Surrogate’s and Supreme Court Decisions, and a Florida Update are featured in each issue. Edited by Jaclene D’Agostino, Esq., the Trusts and Estates Law Section Journal is published quarterly by the Trusts and Estates Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge. 

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