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Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference
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  • For all PCBA Members who are not Probate Section members and all non-PCBA Members
  • For all active PCBA Probate Section members

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Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law

Date: 11/30/22

Time:  Noon via Zoom

Speakers: Bruce A. Last, Esq.

Bruce A. Last is an experienced Trust and Estate Law Practitioner and will be presenting on the topic of: Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law. Mr. Last will discuss the key areas of legal knowledge trusts and estate attorneys should know to successfully navigate the legal and ethical minefield one enters when performing estate planning for married couples and registered domestic partners.

Bruce A. Last currently is a content attorney with CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar). Mr. Last’s current responsibilities include editing and writing various titles, Daily News articles for, contributing to the production, organization, and updating of Practitioner™, and managing the UCLA/CEB Estate Planning Institute. Mr. Last’s most recent articles involve Putative Spouse Status, Bigamous Marriages, Prob. Code § 6402.5 and the Predeceased Spouse’s Share, and issues related to Death During the Pendency of a Martial Dissolution Proceeding. Mr. Last is currently responsible for editing of California Elder Law: Resources, Benefits and Planning: An Advocates Guide, California Trust and Probate Litigation, California Estate Planning, and Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration, among other titles.

Mr. Last received his B.A. in Interdisplinary Creative Arts from San Francisco State University, and his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law. Admitted to the California Bar is 2003, he worked for the boutique law firm The Jellins Group, APLC until 2014 when he started his own practice focusing on estate planning, trust and probate administration and related litigation. Mr. Last moved from the day-to-day practice of law when he joined CEB in January of 2019. Mr. Last previously served as an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University, teaching the Wills, Trusts, and Estates along with Accounting for Lawyers for the undergraduate legal studies program and volunteered with the Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services’ Wills Clinic Program.

While A lifelong interest, the law is a second career for Mr. Last, who spent many years as a sound engineer. Mr. Last interned at the Plant Recording Studio in Sausalito, California, worked for various San Francisco nightclubs and bands, and a technical director for audio-visual services at four and five star hotels. In addition to music, Mr. Last’s is an avid skier, camper, and home brewer.

This lunch will be held via Zoom Video Conference. Registered attendees will be provided with a link to Zoom registration once you have registered for this event and paid your fee online.  You must register on Zoom in order to receive the encrypted link for joining this secured web conference.  The link for registering will be found on your PCBA registration email.  Please be sure to register on Zoom no later than November 29 in order to receive written material.

This video conference will provide one hour MCLE credit or one hour specialty credit.

Cost is $25 for PCBA PEP section members and $35 for PCBA non-section members or non PCBA members. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up early. 

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