LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Written by Robert Barton, Esq.*
One of things I have enjoyed the most about serving as the Editor-In-Chief of the Quarterly is the front-seat view of authors transforming the seedling of an idea into scholarship on fascinating and complex issues affecting our area of law. This sentiment rings particularly true for this issue which is chock-full of content.
Issue 29-2 of the Quarterly opens with Anne Rudoph and Ralph Hughes’ piece, Rise of the Revocable Living Trust in California. Ms. Rudoph and Mr. Hughes turn on the time machine to examine how California attorneys have moved away from wills and the California probate process for estate planning, and instead embrace the revocable trust for California residents.
Next, Daniel Kim and Ryan Abernethy tackle an issue that is fraught with risk – labor and employment claims. In their article, When Agreements Won’t Work – What T&E Attorneys Need to Know about Wage and Hour Liability and Related Claims, Mr. Kim and Mr. Abernethy provide guidance on a vexing issue of labor and employment law that can arise for trust and estate practitioners.