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Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
The mission of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association is to assist members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism and ethics in their practices; to assist the Legislature in the enactment and improvement of the laws affecting real property, probate, trusts and estates; to assist the judiciary in the just administration of those laws; to support the WSBA with regard to those matters which concern the practice of law in the areas of real property, probate, trusts and estates and to otherwise serve our members by helping them realize their professional goals.
Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!
Below are the results of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.
Council Director - Real Property: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023
At-Large Member – Probate/Trust (two positions open): two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023
At-Large Member - Real Property (two positions open): two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2023
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Find more information and member benefits on the RPPT website.
The Section's two list serves are administered by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. If you are a section member, you can subscribe by visiting the the RPPT Section's website and clicking the "For Members" tab. Look for the list serve tab. Please enter your RPPT section login credentials to access this page and on the page you will see instructions for subscribing to the list serves.
* Please note that some member benefits are password protected. Please contact the section's webmaster to receive the password.
Chair: Brian Lewis
Chair-Elect & Secretary/Treasurer: Tiffany Gorton
Immediate Past Chair: Stephanie Taylor
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Harman K. Bual
Board of Governors Liaison*: Peter "P.J." Grabicki
Emeritus: Michael Barrett*
Webpage Editor: Michael Safren*
Assistant Webpage Editor:
Newsletter Editor: Jessica Cohen*
Assistant Newsletter Editor: Sharon Rutberg*
Fellows (Real Property):
Fellows (Probate and Trust):
Probate and Trust Council
Real Property Council
Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.