Probate Law Section Newsletter

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From left to right: Probate Law Section Chair Michael Christy and Vice Chair Jennifer Laucirica.

Note from Probate Law Leadership

Dear colleagues and fellow section members:

This is a very exciting time for probate practitioners in Massachusetts. The practice of probate law in Massachusetts is about to undergo a dramatic change in both procedure and substance. Members of the Probate Law Section are working tirelessly with legislators, members of the bar and the judiciary, and the banking industry to promote the passage of the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code and the Technical Corrections Bill for the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code.  

As you all know, all articles of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code will become effective January 2, 2012. The Probate Law Section is committed to providing practical and informative programs to assist our members with the transition to the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code. As part of that effort, on January 5, 2012, our section is sponsoring a conference dedicated to the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code at Lombardo's in Randolph. The all-day conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the code presented by members of both the bar and the judiciary. Click here for more details and to register.

We are also collaborating with the Boston Bar Association and members of the judiciary to create an MUPC Resource Desk that will be staffed with volunteers at Probate Courts throughout the commonwealth.

Best regards,

Michael Christy, chair
Jennifer Laucirica, vice chair
Probate Law Section Council

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