LAWS615-02 Probate Court Practice

This is a survey course that will cover three areas of the law involving Probate Court. It will specifically cover Estate Administration, Guardianship/Conservatorship Administration, and Trust Administration, what is required to be filed to get these matters before the Court and how to administer them appropriately. This course will enable the student to be qualified to enter professional work as a beginning probate attorney. The course will provide students with an overall review of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and how it governs these three areas of the law. The course will address what to know before filing petitions and then specifically how to get them admitted into probate. The course will be broken down into three sections, whereby probate estate administration and guardianship/conservatorship administration topics will be covered for approximately 5 weeks and trusts will be covered for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits. This course is limited to 20 students.