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

Laura F. Gibble
408 483 8829
gibble@lfgflaw.com

Paul Gruwell
415 453 9433
pgruwell@rflawllp.com

There are no upcoming Probate and Estate Planning events

Mar 02, 2021
By George Usi

In a world where hackers seem to be able to break into just about any computer connected to the internet, have you considered the security of the tech you use every day? An important question at any time, it’s even more critical in our current work-from-home era.

Mar 02, 2021
By Daniel J. Schneider

Owning a young bi-coastal law practice has meant both growing pains and delights. COVID-19 added an entirely unexpected twist. After a year of change and uncertainty, my firm is now fortunate enough to need to hire our first associate. The most popular question during interviews is, “Are we expected to be in the office every day?”

Mar 02, 2021
By Cordell Wesselink, M.A.

There you are, scrolling through an email thread or the news feed of your favorite social media site, when what do you see? A comment by a colleague or friend that’s utterly outlandish! You can hardly believe it—how could they believe that? You limber up your fingers and thumbs and get ready to tell them how wrong they are…or you decide it’s not worth it and either do your best to ignore them or unfriend them immediately and never have contact with them again.

MCLE FAIR RECAP
Dec 04, 2020
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA hosted its first-ever all-virtual MCLE Fair last month. In another first, we partnered with multiple Bay Area bar associations, which allowed more people to attend at member rates. The Bay Area-wide audience and ability to appear via Zoom enabled us to attract prominent speakers and panelists from around the Bay Area and beyond. With thirteen separate programs over four days, including several panel discussions, program highlights will have to suffice for our recap.

WEBINAR RECAP
Nov 19, 2020
By Robert Rosborough

On Friday, November 13, outgoing Co-Chair of MCBA’s probate and estate planning section Tim Barteau welcomed attorneys via Zoom to an update from Probate Court Judge Kelly Simmons. Tim reminded the audience that he and Co-Chair Valerie Kushel (who will join MCBA’s board of directors in 2021) are retiring as co-chairs after three years of service. He welcomed Paul Gruwell and Laura Gibbons as incoming co-chairs. Many thanks to Valerie and Tim for doing a great job for such an extended term and to Judge Simmons for taking her valuable time to meet with us.

2021 Officers & Board of Directors Slate Announced
Oct 15, 2020
By MCBA

The slate for MCBA's 2021 officers and board of directors has been announced. Please join us on October 28 as the 2021 officers and new board members will be voted on during our virtual general membership meeting, which features an update from the Marin Superior Court.