Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Vermont Trust Code Study Committee

If you’ve been reading this blawg you certainly know that the legislature did pass S. 86 and it will be signed into law tomorrow, May 14th. There were 15 members of the Study Committee made up of lawyers and trust officers. I’d like to acknowledge the huge effort that went into this work and thank our members who participated. In alphabetical order, here are the members of the Bar:
Hon. George Belcher
Paul Hanlon, Secretary of the Committee
Mark Langan, Chair of the Committee
John Newman
Robert Pratt
Catherine Richmond
Steven Schindler
Mark Melendy
Julie Minor
Maryellen Sullivan
Mark Langan spent days in Montpelier testifying in both Senate and House committees. Paul Hanlon, unfortunately located down the street from the Statehouse, found himself on call for about a three week period. I’ve lost track on how many times he was called up to testify, meet with a representative or senator, review drafts with legislative counsel, etc.
We’re planning a CLE at the request of this Study Committee and the Probate and Trust Law Section for Tuesday June 2nd, at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. Although we’re still working out the details, I expect it to be a day long event with the speakers drawn from the Study Committee. Check the VBA website for details in the next few days.

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