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31 Jul 2015| Children's MercyMAPGC presents its 20th Annual Building Blocks Planned Giving Conference on Friday, August 14th -- a 1/2 day forum featuring Dr. Russell James, Mindy Corporon, and many presenters from... Read more »
28 Jul 2015| The Oregon Community Foundation"My parents believed strongly in the transformative value of education. Even a year or two of higher education can make someone a better parent and citizen." - Nancy (Cereghino) Wilson, retired... Read more »
28 Jul 2015| The Dallas Foundation100-degree temperatures highlight need to aid Dallas's vulnerable citizens. Read more »
28 Jul 2015| YouthBridge Community FoundationThe St. Louis Planned Giving Council in partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation will host the 2015 Eighth Annual Saint Louis Legacy Awards Presentation and Reception Thursday, August 13,... Read more »
The University of Idaho is pleased to announce that Brian R. Foisy has accepted the position of vice president for Finance. His first day at UI is Aug. 31. Foisy brings nearly 20 years of experience... Read more »
The Moscow Historic Preservation Commission has awarded the University of Idaho an Orchid Award for its efforts recognizing and celebrating the historic character of the central campus and how it... Read more »
The University of Idaho has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Student Support Services TRIO program for the next five years. The funds -- about $325,259 per... Read more »
28 Jul 2015| Minnesota Philanthropy PartnersThe grandson of Irish immigrants, Chris grew up to become mayor of Saint Paul. Read his I Am Saint Paul story and many others' as we continue celebrating The Saint Paul Foundation's 75th anniversary... Read more »
28 Jul 2015| Hartford Foundation for Public GivingNew England Air Museum Receives $230,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Major Renovation ProjectThe more than 60,000 annual visitors to the New England Air Museum (NEAM) will enjoy new opportunities to experience the story of aviation with the support of a $230,000 grant from the Hartford... Read more »
Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP | ArticleVisual Planned Giving An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning Russell James III, J.D., Ph.D. Professor & CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning...
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why...
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional...