The Atlanta Lawyer February / March 2019 - Page 28

SECTION UPDATE ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE The Estate Planning & Probate Section continues to have a wonderful 2019! LATE WINTER/EARLY SPRING EVENTS On February 26, the Section hosted a joint event with the Financial Planning Association and the Elder Law Section. This event, entitled “Outdated or Not: Are Our Estate & Financial Planning Docu- ments Still Relevant or Do We Need to Revise?,” took place at the Buckhead Club. The event was a panel discussion with Richard Morgan of Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C., Brian Deutsch of McCurdy & Can- dler, LLC, Amy Merrill of TrueWealth, LLC and Patricia Ammari of The Ammari Firm, LLC. Kevin O’Sullivan of Cohen Pollock Merlin & Turner, P.C. moderated. Thanks to Linda Pacer for organizing this event. At the February 13 Section Breakfast, the speaker was Paula Frederick from the State Bar of Georgia. She spoke on an Ethics Update. At our March 13 Breakfast at The Buckhead Club, the speaker was Heather Hayes of Heather Hayes & Associates, who spoke on “Clients & Their Potential Beneficiaries Suffering from Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues.” At April’s Breakfast on the 10th, David Ad- ams and Quinn Shearer of Adams Capital will speak on the “Top 10 Business Valuation Issues Every At- torney Should Know.” The Estate Planning & Probate Section will also be holding a luncheon in April on the 17th. Professor Mary Radford of Georgia State University College of Law will give an update on Georgia Law. Mem- bers always look forward to hearing what Professor Radford has to say. We honor our speakers by making a generous dona- tion to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) of Fulton County. The Section was also a sponsor of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Founda- tion’s wine tasting event this fall and will be contrib- uting to the Atlanta Bar’s March Madness. 28 February/March 2019 PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES The Section Board’s Pro Bono/Community Ac- tivities Committee is made up of members Jackie Saylor, Tim Curtin, Hamida Jackson-Little, and Julia Hightower. We welcome other members of our section to recommend ideas for Section in- volvement in Pro Bono/Community Activities to the Committee. Contact Jackie Saylor at jsaylor@ or (404) 892-4400 with any ideas. The Estate Planning & Probate Section continues to volunteer at the Fulton County and DeKalb County Probate Information Centers (PICs). In ad- dition, the Section’s members have been involved in volunteer initiatives for organizations such as Three-Oh-We-Go and North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Section members will continue to volunteer with these organizations in the future, as well as with Crossroads Community Ministries and other organizations. Following are the Estate Planning & Probate Section Board of Directors 2018-2019: Jackie Saylor (The Saylor Law Firm LLP) - Chair Tim Curtin (Curtin Law Firm PC) - Vice Chair/ Chair-Elect Elizabeth Faist (The Bowden Spratt Law Firm PC) - Treasurer Allison Byrd (Morgan & DiSalvo PC) - Secretary Al Caproni (Cohen & Caproni LLC) - Immediate Past President Kevin O’Sullivan (Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small PC) - Member-at-Large J. Caroline Freeman (DeKalb County Probate Court) - Member-at-Large Linda Pacer (Pacer Law LLC) - Member-at-Large Hamida Jackson-Little (Law Offices of HJ Little PC) - Member-at-Large Brent Howard (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) - Member-at-Large Julia Hightower (Hendrick Rascoe Zitron & Long LLC) - Member-at-Large