Probate and Trust Litigation

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Rebroadcasting June 29th, 2017

1:00-3:15pm PST / 2:00-4:15pm MST / 3:00-5:15pm CST / 4:00-6:15pm EST

This course was recorded on September 15, 2016

Key topics in this presentation will include:

  • A basic description of probate and trust litigation
  • Introduction to the Trusts and Estates Dispute Resolution Act, often referred to as TEDRA
  • Explanation of how probate and trust litigation is different from other types of civil litigation.
  • Discussion of the difference between the procedural mechanism of TEDRA and Nonjudicial Binding Agreements, often referred to as TEDRA agreements
  • Discussion of the concept of fiduciary duties and description of the duties
  • Description of one of the principal features of the Trusts and Estates
  • Dispute Resolution Act: Mediation
  • Examples of probate and trust litigation cases


  • Sandrin McEwan
    Sandrin McEwan is an attorney with over 30 years of litigation experience. Before associating with Ridgway Law Group, P.S., she focused on complex commercial litigation. Since then, she has represented our clients in a wide variety of trust, probate and guardianship matters. Ms. McEwan's current practice focuses on preparing clients for trial, mediation and other dispute resolution mechanisms through the conduct of discovery, the preparation of motions and appearance at judicial hearings

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    Lori Bemis
    Ms. Bemis began her career as a prosecutor for the City of Tacoma where she successfully tried a number of cases before moving on to civil practice at McGavick Graves. She is a partner at McGavick Graves and concentrates her practice in the area of litigation. Ms. Bemis has experience litigating many types of cases including complex cases in the areas of employment discrimination, commercial matters, and breach of contract cases.

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