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Trusts & Estates 2021-04-27T09:57:27-07:00

The Trusts & Estates Section

This Section and its working committees deal with issues such as estate planning; trust administration; probate of decedents’ estates; avoidance of probate; and the protection of incompetents and their assets through guardianships and conservatorships.

Section Leadership

Jennifer Louise Campbell
Jennifer Louise CampbellCo-Chair
Megan Ferkel Earhart
Megan Ferkel EarhartCo-Chair

Executive Committee

Joseph G. Goldman
Joseph G. GoldmanProgram Co-Chair
Kevin W. Harrington
Kevin W. HarringtonProgram Co-Chair
Andrew G. Smith
Andrew G. SmithAssistant Program Co-Chair
Dina Y. Nam
Dina Y. NamAssistant Program Co-Chair
Elizabeth G. Acevedo
Elizabeth G. AcevedoLegal Updates Co-Chair
David A. Shapiro
David A. ShapiroLegal Updates Co-Chair
Courtney B. Cole
Courtney B. ColeCo-Secretary
Jacqueline Yu
Jacqueline YuCo-Secretary
Terry M. Magady
Terry M. MagadyElder Law Subcommittee Chair
Lynda I. Chung
Lynda I. ChungImmediate Past Co-Chair
Andrea L. Kushner
Andrea L. KushnerImmediate Past Co-Chair

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April 16, 2021 – Join the Trusts & Estates Executive Committee

The Trusts & Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association is accepting applications for open positions on the Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term. The Executive Committee is comprised of the following positions: Co-Chairs, Program Co-Chairs, Assistant Program Co-Chairs, Legal Updates Co-Chairs and Secretaries.

Each position of the Executive Committee is a “ladder” position. Therefore, each year two people are selected to join the Executive Committee as Co-Secretaries. Once you join the Executive Committee, you will automatically move up the ladder each year, ending your term as Co-Chairs.

Anyone who is interested, and who is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association is encouraged to apply .

The application to be on the Executive Committee is available for members to complete and is due no later than 5 p.m. on July 15, 2021.

If you have questions regarding the ladder positions or the Trusts & Estates Section, please feel free to reach out to any of the Executive Committee members .

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you! Apply here.

March 16, 2021 – Presentation of the Timothy Whitehouse Award to Managing Probate Attorney Dean J. Silliman at the BHBA event “Updates from the Probate Judges”.

August 4, 2020 – Presentation of the Timothy Whitehouse Award to Judge David J. Cowan. Judge Cowan was the Supervising Judge of the Probate & Mental Health Department of the Los Angeles County Superior Court before he became the Assistant Supervising Judge of the Civil Division. The Hon. Kevin Brazile, Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court, and the Hon. Eric Taylor, now Assistant Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court and incoming Presiding Judge for the 2021-2022 term, attended the BHBA event to congratulate Judge Cowan. More than 200 people virtually attended the BHBA event “Catching Up with the Probate Judges”.

Timothy Whitehouse Award Winners List:

2021 – Dean J. Silliman
2020 – Judge David J. Cowan
2019 – Judge Maria E. Stratton
2018 – Kenneth S. Wolf, Esq.
2017 – Commissioner Robert S. Wada
2016 – Bet Tzedek
2016 – Dana Hopkins, Esq.
2015 – Commissioner Brenda Penny
2015 – Harold Weinstock, Esq.
2014 – Judge Mitchell Beckloff
2013 – Harlean Carroll, Esq.
2012 – Judge Aviva K. Bobb
2011 – James R. Birnberg, Esq.
2010 – Sandy Riley, Esq.
2009 – Robert Spaak, Esq.
2008 – Commissioner H. Ronald Hauptman
2007 – Matthew Sanderson Rae Jr., Esq.
2006 – Ms. Christine Oshima
2005 – Carmen Alberio, Esq.
2004 – Commissioner Ann E. Stodden

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