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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Future of Estate Planning Practices

CLEThe ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is sponsoring a 90-minute teleconference and live audio webcast on February 21, 2012 entitled The Future of Estate Planning Practices: How Not to Get Behind the Change Curve. The description of the CLE is below:

On-line estate planning, software that can be purchased directly by the consumer, the growing reluctance of clients to pay for services they believe they can bypass the seasoned lawyer to obtain cheaper and faster, and the trend toward the virtual office and cloud computing. Righteous indignation or resignation: How much do you care? Is there enough work for everyone, or is this a threat to your practice?

This program will explore what you can do in your own practice to make estate planning services more affordable and how you can earn the position as trusted advisor to your clients so that they will turn to you before an on-line program or a lawyer operating from a virtual office?

Consider the following in deciding if you want to participate in this critical presentation: "Technology has eroded the monopoly of lawyers." (Jonathan Blattmachr) and "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less." (General Eric Shinseki)

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