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The Fiduciary Law Section's primary goal is to support and educate its members practicing in the field of fiduciary law. These areas include wills, trusts, guardian and ward, descent and distribution, administration of estates, probate, estate and fiduciary tax planning, elder law, Medicare and Medicaid planning, retirement planning, healthcare decision-making, charitable gifting, trust companies, trust or other fiduciary powers of corporate entities, and related subjects.

The Section actively supports the continuing education of the bar in the fiduciary law field by coordinating programs with ICLE such as the Basic Fiduciary Practice Seminars, the Estate Planning Institute held in February and the Fiduciary Law Institute held in July. The Section further promotes cooperation with other professional and business groups engaged in related activities.

The Section members study, review, and initiate proposed legislation and administrative policy for the improvement of the fiduciary laws in Georgia and make appropriate recommendations to the State Bar of Georgia. The Section works with the probate judges to improve the administration of justice and seeks to maintain high standards of professionalism and a strong sense of collegiality among the Section members.

The Section regularly bestows the Verner F. Chaffin Career Service Award to a member of the Section
to recognize their outstanding contribution to the Section.

Section Members

Members of the Fiduciary Law Section are given access to a members' only Intranet used to house Section resources and reference materials, and to operate a listserv and discussion forum. The Intranet also provides access to the statutory probate forms in both Word and PDF formats.

The Fiduciary Law Section's Intranet can be accessed here:

PLEASE NOTE: The Intranet is password protected, as it is intended for the use of Section members only.

New Section Members, please reach out to LeAnne Gilbert or Amanda Moyer for password information.

Membership of the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of Georgia who practice or are interested in the area of fiduciary law. New members are always welcome - click here to join the Fiduciary Law Section today!

Dues:  $35/yr
Section Year: June to June (one year term)

Section Officers

Click on a name below to go to that member's listing in the online directory.

Chair: Brian Deutsch   

Vice Chair: LeAnne Gilbert   

Secretary: Joseph Sillitto 

Immediate Past Chair: Patricia Friedman

Fiduciary Law Section Past Chairs

56th Annual Institute Update

CLE Recordings

These recordings are for informational purposes only. No CLE credit will be given for viewing the recordings.

11/11/2020: Professional Client Counseling: Asking and Answering the Hard Questions

2/23/2021: Proposed Psychiatric Advance Directive and Fiduciary Legislative Updates

6/16/2021: The Basics of Long-Term Care Medicaid in Georgia


Section Meetings

Membership Roster