Section Probate and Estate Planning


The Probate and Estate Planning Section covers substantive and procedural law governing trustees, probate estates, guardianships, conservatorship and other matters affecting trusts and estates and administration. The section offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and works closely with the bench to improve the administration of justice in the Probate Court.

Section Chairs

Timothy Barteau
415 855 2000
timothy@keystone-law.com

Valerie Gerard Kushel
valerie@vgklaw.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated March 26, 2019
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Wed | Jul 17

11:30-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Aug 01

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning

Thu | Sep 05

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Jun 05, 2019

The Probate Examiner for the Marin Superior Court, Dean Ross, will be retiring as of June 28. The court is actively pursuing a replacement but it will be a few months before that position is filled and the new employee is current with the position. This will likely impact the probate department and there will likely be many continuance requests made by the court during the months of July/August.

Apr 30, 2019
By Cynthia McGuinn and Daniel B. Pleasant

What do Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? Each playwright used dramatic forms to explore questions of justice, setting the action of each play in a courtroom setting where that theme can be explored.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Apr 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

As a mediator, it’s not surprising that I am often encouraging folks to explore alternatives to litigation. Of course, any mediator knows that there are situations where mediation is not going to work (even aside from the situation I often face, which is getting families to the table who are not in litigation.)

President's Message
Apr 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow

Income inequality is very much in the news. There is no doubt that income inequality and differences in economic status lead to unequal access to justice. Discussion of unequal access and education on causes and solutions is an important role for our Bar Association.

Apr 02, 2019
By Dannielle Campbell, Houman Chitsaz and Constance Yu

California’s anti-SLAPP statute can be one of the most powerful tools in any litigator’s tool box. Whether you practice in landlord tenant law, family law, business litigation or general civil litigation, claims that arise out of a defendant’s protected free-speech or right-to-petition activity under the statute expose the claims to an anti-SLAPP special motion to strike.

MARCH LUNCHEON RECAP
Apr 01, 2019
By Tim Nardell

Legal Aid of Marin and MCBA hosted the 2019 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 28 at MCBA’s favorite lunchtime haunt, the McInnis Park Club Restaurant. More than one hundred turned out as the skies cleared momentarily. Scattered showers of bar members and Legal Aid staff mixed it up with sprinklings of local dignitaries, judges, and honorees.