|Wills, Trusts & Estates Section|
The Wills, Trusts & Estates Section pursues an effective and recognized program of law reform activities in that area of law.
The Section is at work on a new edition of its popular handbook for laypeople, "A Guide to the Administration of Decedents' Estates in Virginia." Both an indexed PDF version and an online version of the 48-page guide are available. The Section also participates in the annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar. In addition, the Section presents continuing legal education programs at the VBA Annual and Summer meetings.
Our Section has two main committees: a CLE Committee and a Legislative Committee. The primary focus of our Section is to identify the need for reform of laws affecting the wills, trusts and estates practice, prepare draft legislation, secure patrons for such legislation and lobby for its passage. Traditionally, our Section has been responsible for the passage of more legislation in the Virginia General Assembly than any other section of The Virginia Bar Association. Immediately after each legislative session, the Wills, Trusts & Estates Section distributes to its members a summary of action taken by the legislature that pertains to trusts and estates.