ICLE | Litigating a Trust Contest: A Hands-On Approach to Strategy and Tactics
Litigating a Trust Contest: A Hands-On Approach to Strategy and Tactics
| CLE: 3.25 | Level: Advanced
Cosponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan

This perfect companion to the Probate & Estate Planning Institute has everything you need to navigate the pleadings, motion practice, and discovery of a trust contest.

Bruce S. Ross takes participants on an interactive tour through a recent high-profile trial of a trust contest. Get video highlights and hands-on reenactments from key portions of the cross examinations and closing arguments along with analysis of the judge's 60-page statement of decision to help you deftly manage each aspect of your own trust contests.

Attend and Learn to:

  • Evaluate the facts to identify all claims and defenses and analyze the economics of your client's case
  • Use best practices to craft pleadings with an expert's touch
  • Prepare a trust contest trial plan to ensure you are ready for whatever a trial may bring
  • Make the best use of pretrial relief to guide the outcome of your trial
  • Combat discovery abuses
  • Successfully challenge the opinions of adverse experts
  • Win your case!
Available Formats
Two weeks before the program, participants will receive a "Trial Notebook" containing important pleadings, key exhibits, and a summary of important testimony. Advance review of the materials will be optional but will enhance the participants' "trial" experience.