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ABA Young Lawyers Division seeking nominations for top 40 young lawyers

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is seeking nominations for its 2022 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers.

This will be the seventh annual On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers, which provides national recognition for 40 ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

Nominees must be 36 years old or younger, or admitted to practice for five years or less as of September 1, 2021; a member of the ABA; and a licensed attorney in the U.S. or one of its territories. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations, which are due February 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., must be submitted via the online nomination form which can be found online at www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers. The deadline for self-nominations is extended to March 1, 2022.

A selection committee composed of attorneys representing various practice settings will review the nominations and make selections based on a range of criteria. The nomination submission will be shared with each nominee.

Those recognized as On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers and their nominators will be notified and names published in June 2022.


Webinar on ‘Estate Administration Final Accounting and Tax Returns’

The National Business Institute will present the live video webinar “Estate Administration Final Accounting and Tax Returns: A Step-by-Step Guide” on Wednesday, December 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All estate administration efforts are summed up in the final accounting. Even a minor missing or incorrect detail can throw it off and breed problems.  This detailed legal guide will walk you through the process of completing the estate’s tax returns and creating the final accounting that leave no room for disputes.  The course will explore common pitfalls and best practices and come away with helpful examples of tackling tough aspects of the administration.

Attendees will learn how to: Get ideas for improving your inventory practices to prevent issues further down the line; clarify what needs to be filed and when; take a deeper dive into the income tax returns for the estate and the decedent; walk through the final accounting report and spot problems that may cause it not to balance; identify top mistakes that can derail the estate closing.

Cost for the webinar is $389 which includes the course book. To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com.

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