develop and implement the many programs of the Probate and Trust Law Section.
Volunteers wishing to make a difference in the practice of probate and
trust law in Minnesota are encouraged to contact the chairs of the committee
on which they wish to serve. Please note that membership in some of the
committees is limited.
Chair, Todd Andrews
The Education Committee develops,
coordinates and presents programs to enhance the practice of Section members.
Programs include the annual two-day Probate and Trust Law Section Conference
and the Charitable Giving Institute.
Co-Chairs, Andrew Baese and Michael Sampson
The Legislation Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding
laws and rules that impact the practice of estate planning, probate and
trust law in Minnesota. The section is active in the drafting of legislation
and lobbying efforts related to new statutes and amendments to existing
The Probate and Trust Law Newsletter is a primary vehicle for informing
Section members of the activities of the Section. Volunteers are needed
to compile information, provide articles and maintain this important resource.
C0-Chairs, Alan Silver and Bridget Logstrom Koci
The Litigation Committee has two functions: it monitors and reports on
important court decisions and initiates legal challenges and amicus briefs
when Section leadership deems it appropriate.
Chair, Richard Hawke
The Federal Taxation Committee monitors and reports on federal legislation
and IRS rules that impact the practice of estate planning.
Chair, Derrick Doerr
The Consumer Protection/Publications Committee serves the public outreach
function of the Section. It monitors publications and programs offered
to the public and alerts the Section to those that may be misleading or
Greater Minnesota Involvement
Chair, JoEllen Doebbert
The Greater Minnesota Involvement Committee brings issues to and from
Section members that practice outside of the Twin Cities Metropolitan
Area. This important committee makes sure that issues specific to those
who live in the far reaches of our great state are aired.
Co-Chair, Richard Bunin
The Technology Committee maintains the Section website and is developing
the Practicelaw website, an Internet toolbox for Section members. Both
computer-savvy and non-computer-savvy volunteers are needed to provide
content and expertise for these two sites.
Gene Daly Award
The Gene Daly Award is awarded periodically to Section members that have
made a strong, positive impact on the practice of estate planning in Minnesota.
Ethics and Professional
Chair, Tamara Peterson
This committee develops appropriate programs for probate and trust law
practitioners to satisfy ethics and elimination of bias credits.
Wills For Heroes
Chair, Susan Link