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Regular Columns and Reports
- Editor-in-Chief Note
- A Tribute to Steve Leimberg
- Estate Planning Considerations Leading up to 2023, Plus a Year-End Checklist
- SLATs Need a Financial Planning Checkup Now!
- More than Money to Give – The value of Introducing Your Clients to Ethical Wills
- A Tale of Two Systems: A Comparison of US and France Cross Border Planning Issues
- The Back-Up Plan: How to Preserve Assets from Long-Term Care
- Maximizing Life Settlement Value Through a Policy Auction
- Lower Your Risk of a Cyberattack and Minimize Risks of Financial and Reputational Harm if Attacked
News Nook: A Compendium of Current Affairs
- NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
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60th Annual NAEPC
Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Conference
with Pre-Conference Sessions for Council Leaders
November 12 - 16, 2023 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
The conference features nationally-recognized speakers on advanced topics of interest to allied professionals and provides opportunities for attendees to cultivate multi-disciplinary relationships while collaborating on cutting edge ideas and trends. The conference educational sessions are for every member of every estate planning council and all estate planning professionals.
Accredited Estate Planner® Designation
How can you gain a "leg-up" on your competition in your estate planning practice? Obtain the( ) designation. Professional estate planners can achieve a nationally-recognized, graduate level accreditation that acknowledges their experience and specialization in estate planning. Awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to estate planning professionals who meet strict requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character, the AEP® designation helps both clients and colleagues understand your belief in, and dedication to, the team concept of estate planning.
The designation is available to credentialed professionals actively licensed or certified as an accountant; attorney; insurance and financial planner; philanthropic advisor; or trust officer – holding one or more of the following credentials CAP®, CFA, CFP®,ChFC®, CLU®, CPA, CPWA®, CSPG, CTFA, JD, MSFS, and MST– who are devoting at least a third of one’s professional time to estate planning. Eligible applicants must meet stringent qualifications at the time of application and commit to ongoing continuing education and recertification requirements.
Join the growing group of professionals who recognize the value of holding the premier estate planning professional designation. Become an Accredited Estate Planner® designee. > Learn More
Estate Planning Law Specialist Certification
The Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) certification is available to attorneys and is administered by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an attorney-run subsidiary of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Attorneys who become board-certified under this program demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to the concept of specialization. This program is currently the only program, other than certain state bar association programs which are only for residents of their particular states, accredited by the American Bar Association to Board-certify attorneys as Estate Planning Law Specialists. Many states permit lawyers to hold themselves out as specialists if their certification is awarded by an ABA-accredited program. Each lawyer, however, must consult the rules in his or her own state to determine how such a certification can be presented to the public. > Learn more