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Fiduciary Law



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.


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: Joseph Sillitto   

Vice Chair: J.W. Hass  

Secretary: Elizabeth Faist  

Assistant Secretary: Alyson Graham 

Immediate Past Chair: LeAnne Gilbert

Fiduciary Law Section Past Chairs


Upcoming Programs and Institutes

Estate Planning Institutes:

  • February 6 - 7, 2025 - Athens, GA


Fiduciary Law Institutes:

  • July 25 - 27, 2024 - Amelia Island, FL
  • July 24 - 26, 2025 - Amelia Island, FL


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 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!

Section Meetings

Membership Roster