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Nov 2017
November 14, 2017

Community Involvement

Probate Council. David was elected Treasurer of the Probate and Estate Planning Council, the governing body of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the Michigan State Bar that is committed to improving the practice of law in this area. After serving one year as Treasurer, David will be considered for further officer roles on the Council.

Leadership Grand Rapids. Laura was selected for Leadership Grand Rapids for the class of 2018. Leadership Grand Rapids is a nine-month community leadership program committed to enhancing and connecting leaders from business, nonprofits and government.

Charitable Sponsorships. Warner Norcross also provides sponsorships to nonprofits that work to improve the lives of seniors, including Senior Neighbors and the Kent County Council on Aging.

Speaking Engagements. Dave and Laura help the community by regularly sharing their knowledge on ways to avoid or minimize inheritance and elder disputes.
  • “View from the Probate Court Bench,” ICLE On-Demand Seminar, January 4, 2017 (Dave)
  • “Drafting After In re Jajuga Estate,” ICLE Drafting Estate Planning Documents Seminar, January 19, 2017 (Laura)
  • “Not All Mental Capacity is Created Equal: The Various Civil Legal Standards,” Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition, March 21, 2017 (Dave and Laura)
  • “Hot Topics in Probate Litigation,” Michigan Forum of Estate Planners, April 21, 2017 (Dave)
  • “Anatomy of a Lawsuit: Practice and Procedure in Probate Litigation,” ICLE’s 57th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute, Acme, Michigan, May 20, 2017 (Dave)
  • “Fiduciary Litigation Update,” Midwest Trust & Wealth Management Conference (Michigan Bankers Association), October 4, 2017 (Dave)
  • “Will and Trust Litigation,” ICLE Handling Contested Probate Proceedings, October 26, 2017 (Laura)

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