The Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (formerly the Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law), of the American Bar Association, is holding its Fall, 2007 Continuing Legal Education meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on September 27-29, 2007.
Yes, that's right, the "RPTE" Section -- not the "RPPT" Section -- is holding that meeting. That ABA law practice section has changed its name!
The change in name is noted in an announcement posted in its latest quarterly eReport:
On its website, the list of committees is now divided into its two divisions reflecting the new name of the Section:
Section Name Change
The name of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPT) has been changed to the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE). The two divisions will be Real Property Law (RP) and Trust and Estate Law (TE).
The reason for the name change is the industry’s decreased use of the word “probate” when referring to trust and estate law.
The ABA House of Delegates approved the name change on August 13th at the ABA Annual Meeting.
Look for our new Section name and logo on all upcoming materials!
- Real Property Division (44 committees)
- Trust and Estate Division (26 committees)
Speaking of that eReport, there are three good articles posted relevant to the subjects of this Blog, all authored by Jim Roberts:
I am sure that they will get around to renaming the "RPPT eReport" as the "RPTE eReport" for its next issue.
Should we, in Pennsylvania, consider changing the name of the "Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section" of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in a parallel fashion?