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2 Sep 2015| Greater Worcester Community FoundationThe Foundation today announced that five organizations, which benefit the residents of Brookfield, Massachusetts, were granted funds as part of the Jeppson Memorial Fund. Per the purpose of the... Read more »
1 Sep 2015| Children's MercyWow! Thank you to everyone who supported this weekend's KCares for Kids Walk, where nearly 1,000 participants raised more than $88,000!! Special kudos go out to the Joe Strong team, raising more than... Read more »
1 Sep 2015| Foundation For The CarolinasCongratulations to Harvey Gantt, recipient of the 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, honoring his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across our region. A... Read more »
1 Sep 2015| The Dallas FoundationCongratulations to TDF Donor Advised Fund Holder and Advisory Council Member Dodee Crockett on her recent recognition on the REP. "Top 50 Wirehouse Women" national list. Dodee has been named to this... Read more »
University of Idaho senior William Rigby has been selected as one of 15 recipients nationwide for a writing internship from the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The internship period began in August... Read more »
Clothing that can protect firefighters so they can protect the public is very much on the mind of University of Idaho clothing, textiles and design professor Sonya Meyer these days. Meyer, UI School... Read more »
1 Sep 2015| The Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaStaci Lynch, Philanthropic Advisor at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, shares her perspective in this week's Thought Leadership column. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change... Read more »
1 Sep 2015| Maine Community FoundationIt will take more than policies to overcome the opportunity gap, but an optimistic Meredith Jones says it can be done. Read more »
1 Sep 2015| Cleveland FoundationDo you know an outstanding nonprofit doing terrific work on behalf of our community? Consider nominating it for the $20,000 Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award via the Center For Community Solutions. The... 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...