An estate planning practice can give you independence, flexibility, and the rewards of helping people. And there’s a growing need for estate planners. But how do you get into this practice area? And is estate planning practice right for you?
CEB’s renowned practice books, online research tools, CLE programs, and forms provide essential guidance in planning, trust and probate practice, taxation, and elder law and incapacity, and many more areas. The OnLAW Estate Planning Library—a virtual encyclopedia of estate planning law—provides online legal analysis and procedural guidance written by and for California judges and lawyers.
To get a full understanding of what an estate planner does, download a free excerpt from CEB’s practice guide, California Estate Planning. This excerpt includes both valuable insight and practical tools.
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Yes! Estate planning is needed now more than ever. While the number of Americans over 65 years old will double by 2060, only 40% of U.S. adults have a will—and only 26% have an advance directive. As baby boomers age, they have specific ideas about retirement, end-of-life decisions, and quality of life. They want their benefits to actually benefit them, and they want control.
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Julie R. Woods (now a Research Attorney at Contra Costa Superior Court) talks about what a typical workday was like for her as a Trust and Estate Litigator at Hartog, Baer & Hand, Orinda.
“I really like that I get to help families. I sleep very well at night.”
- Julie R. Woods
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For hands-on training, practical step-by-step guidance, the tools to check your understanding, and the chance to hone your skills, turn to California’s most trusted resource for estate planners: CEB.
CEB’s practice books, online research tools, CLE programs, and forms provide legal analysis and procedural guidance by and for California judges and lawyers. Our OnLAW Estate Planning Library is a virtual encyclopedia of estate planning law online.
This online course will prepare you to confidently meet with clients in about 30 hours.