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Real Property

Real Property focus on property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal.

Trust & Estate

Trust and Estate focus on trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.


The Joint committees focus on multi-practice issues that enhance the effectiveness of lawyers in all legal practice areas.

Robert S. Freedman
Robert S. Freedman
Chair | American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section 

Letter from the Section Chair

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all of you as we approach the 36th Annual Real Property, Trust, and Estate (RPTE) National CLE Conference, scheduled for May 8-11 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference promises to be an enriching experience, filled with engaging sessions, valuable business connections, and the chance to earn CLE credits. Our agenda is packed with insightful presentations by leading experts in real property, trust, and estate law, ensuring that you leave with a wealth of knowledge and practical tips to apply in your practice.

The Capital Hilton, with its prestigious location and exceptional facilities, provides the perfect backdrop for our gathering. In addition to the educational sessions, we have arranged a variety of social events to allow you to connect with peers and build lasting professional relationships in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Washington, D.C., with its rich history and vibrant culture, is an ideal setting for our conference. I hope you will take some time to explore all that our nation’s capital has to offer.

As Chair of the RPTE Section, I am proud to be a part of this incredible community and look forward to welcoming you in person. Let’s make the 36th Annual RPTE National CLE Conference a memorable and productive event!

Transform Your Thursday Night: Unite for a Cause at the 36th Annual RPTE National CLE Conference!

When: Thursday, May 9th | 7-10 PM
Where: Capital Hilton, Washington D.C.

Are you ready to redefine networking? This isn’t just another evening; it’s your gateway to making a difference in the legal community.

Join us at the “Party for a Purpose” reception, a unique blend of professional networking and philanthropy. Dive into meaningful conversations, connect with fellow legal professionals, and discover the transformative initiatives of the RPTE FJE Section, including the impactful Fellows Program and Scholarship Funds.

Picture this: A night filled with potential, enriched by the thrill of raffles, including a grand prize that’s not just about luck but a promise – a free trip to next year’s CLE Conference in Las Vegas, with hotel accommodations. But the true jackpot? Being part of a community that champions growth, education, and giving back.

Don’t miss the grand finale; it promises to be a memorable end to an inspiring evening. Your presence is more than participation; it’s a step towards fostering philanthropy within our community. RSVP now to secure your spot at the heart of change. This is where your professional journey meets purpose. See you at the Capital Hilton!

Our Sponsors

Visit our on-site conference expo to learn more about the companies that sponsor the National CLE Conference and the services they provide to assist our registrants in their practice area. Their support is very valuable to us and we encourage you to take advantage of their services through the expo.