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					                               American Bar Association
           Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
                        2008 Annual Meeting
                                        New York

                                    Agenda Material

Planning Committee
      8 – 10 a.m., InterContinental, Astor II, Lobby Level         1

Real Property Division Subcouncil
      10 a.m. – 12 p.m., InterContinental, Beekman II, 3rd Floor   2

Trust and Estate Division Subcouncil
       10 a.m. – 12 p.m., InterContinental, Sutton II, 3rd Floor   3

Council Meeting
      12 – 2 p.m., InterContinental, Astor I & II, Lobby Level     4

Annual Business Meeting
     2 – 2:30 p.m., InterContinental, Astor I & II, Lobby Level    5
                ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
                          2008 ABA Annual Meeting

                                  New York, NY

                       PLANNING COMMITTEE


                             Saturday, August 9, 2008

1. Approval of Minutes, April 30, 2008 Meeting                     A

2. Subcommittee Reports

   A. Outreach of ABA Young Lawyers Division
         Marc Bekerman, Andrew Palmieri

   B. Section Coordination with Outside Groups                     B
         Jo Ann Engelhardt

   C. State and Local Bar Outreach
          David English, Steve Romine

   D. Financial Reserves                                           C
         Gideon Rothschild, Roger Winston

   E. Long Range Planning on Spring CLE Symposium                  D
         Susan Talley, Ed Manigault

3. New Business

   A. 2009 Annual Meeting Participation
         Roger Winston

4. Adjourn


                              PREPARED JULY, 2008

I. Groups with whom we will enter into cooperative arrangements

      a. “Other ABA Entities”, e.g. Tax Section, Young Lawyers Division, Affordable
         Housing Forum, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, etc.
      b. “Other Professional Organizations – Non-ABA”, with missions and goals similar
         to Section mission and goals, e.g. ACTEC, ACREL, AICPA, NBA, Synergy
         Summits, State and Local Bars, etc.
      c. “Ad hoc or Long Term Special Projects”, e.g. National Heath Care Decisions
         Week, Property Preservation Task Force, programs with schools, colleges, or
         professional schools.

II. Types of Collaborative Activities with Outside Groups and Recommended

      a. CLE – Officially “Co-Sponsored” – We will follow the rules promulgated by the
         ABA and attached hereto as Exhibit A.

      b. CLE – A cooperative or collaborative arrangement that does not rise to the level
         of “co-sponsorship” and for which The RPTE Section makes the rules

              i. Example: T&E Division creates a videotaped program with several
                 members of the Synergy Summit for distribution to all Summit members
                 and interested members of the public; described in promotional materials
                 as “a collaborative project created by members of the Synergy Summit”.
             ii. All CLE programs (in any format) will be referred to Standing CLE (and
                 between scheduled meetings to Standing CLE Leadership) for review as to
                 quality of programming, timeliness, appropriateness, non-conflict with
                 Section programs etc. To help CLE to evaluate a proposal, the proposer
                 will complete a form that requests all pertinent information, such as
                 financial commitment, past relationship with other entity, nature of
                 program, etc.
                     1. Form to be drafted by members of the Special Committee

      c. Sponsorship In Name Only (INO) – Sponsored programs for which the Section
         carries all expenses and creates the program with no or minimal input from the
         sponsoring organization.

             i. Example: YLD sponsorship of the YLI.
-2- Guidelines for Working with Outside Groups July, 2008

                 ii. Same as b, above. This will allow for centralized coordination of
                     schedules and the same quality control outlined above.

          d. Fee-sharing arrangements -- We share revenues, expenses, and program
             coordination with our co-sponsor.

                  i. Example: E-CLE based on the Joint Tax/RPTE programs, which we share
                     with the Tax Section.
                 ii. Same as b, above, but a more intensive, case by case, review by Standing
                     CLE of co-sponsorship is required to ensure the program benefits the
                     Section in a measurable way, both financially and in terms of quality CLE.
                        1. Note several concerns: (a) we do not wish to reduce our fees to
                            conform with another organization’s fee schedule; (b) We may be
                            able to produce a program on our own more profitably, especially
                            if we do not have to share fees; (c) the sharing rarely gives us
                            access to new email or mailing lists

          e. Non-CLE programs, such as National Health Care Decisions Week.

                 i. Recommend that Council approve these proposed programs as they
                    generally do not focus on CLE. Also, Standing Finance Committee may
                    need to review budget of proposed programs.

   III. Ongoing Duties of this Committee

          a. Other than to consult, ad hoc, if the CLE Standing Committee has questions or
             needs assistance, this Committee can disband once Council approves these

   IV. Tasks to Complete

          a. FAQs for the general procedure: to whom to you apply and during what
             timeframe, etc. to assist Group and Committee Chairs
          b. Form discussed in II, above, to use when applying to Standing CLE for program