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18 Nov 2015| Maine Community FoundationDrawing on his experience as a civic leader, Auburn lawyer Richard Trafton shares his thoughts on leadership and also talks about balancing the life of a lawyer with public service. Read more »
18 Nov 2015| La Crosse Community FoundationThe La Crosse Community Foundation has set La Crosse apart for generations, according to La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat. Click here for full story. Read more »
18 Nov 2015| The Oregon Community Foundation"A visionary community must preserve its physical heritage sites -- and also unearth its hidden cultural histories. Sometimes, you have to dig them out. Not bricks and beams, for these histories have... Read more »
The Fall 2015 issue of Giving Counsel is available for download. Featuring Spotlight on Advisory Council member Colleen Bowler, CFP, Strengthening Relationships with Bruce DeBoskey, and our 19th... Read more »
John Dickey, who serves as president of the board of directors for Hope Cottage, a long-standing Dallas-based adoption agency, has won The Dallas Foundation's 2015 Good Works Under 40 Award. Dickey... Read more »
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is recruiting volunteers for the 49th festival, to be held Feb. 24-27, 2016. Each year, approximately 400 volunteers help manage student performance sites,... Read more »
University of Idaho Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and DevelopmentThe University of Idaho is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations initiative grant. Haiqing Sheng, a UI research scientist, will pursue an innovative... Read more »
The Dirks family legacy in Honduras started in 2005, when teenage son Derek asked his father, Bret, a Coeur d'Alene neurosurgeon, to go on a medical mission to the impoverished country through Lake... Read more »
18 Nov 2015| Toledo Community FoundationToledo Community Foundation Announces Awards Totaling $20,705 from the Toledo Walleye Club's Wishing Well FundThe Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation recently approved $20,705 in grants from the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club's Wishing Well Fund to five area nonprofit organizations. Grants... Read more »
Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP | ArticleVisual Planned Giving An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning Russell James III, J.D., Ph.D. Professor & CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning...
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why...
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional...