The Nominees for the for the 2018 Real Property Probate and Trust Executive Committee Positions are listed below.  Ballots should be available in mid May.  

Real Property Council (2 open positions)

Probate & Trust Council (2 open positions)

Probate & Trust Council Director

Chris Benis

Paul Firuz

Tiffany Gorton

Clay Gatens

Sheila Ridgeway

Elizabeth Stephan

6th Annual Fun Run in honor of Scott A.W. Johnson during 2018 RPPT Midyear Meeting & Conference 
The 6th Annual Fun Run will take place on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:00 am. The run will conclude in the morning prior to the beginning of the Saturday program.  More details to follow. 

Pro-Bono Opportunity with Northwest Justice Project 

 Northwest Justice Project, which provides civil legal services to low-income persons who could not otherwise afford them, seeks your probate expertise on a pro bono basis to assist its clients. NJP’s Foreclosure Unit assists clients who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. The unit sometimes finds its efforts are hampered by the fact that title to the client’s home is still in the name of a deceased parent. A common example involves a client facing a tax foreclosure who would qualify for a property tax exemption or a rescue loan but cannot obtain either because, without probate, the client does not have title to the property. Your assistance, working with NJP lawyers, can resolve that problem and prevent foreclosure. Please contact Dave Tarshes (206-707-0935) or Chelsea Hicks (206-707-0933) if you are available and interested to help.

Save the Date- 2018 RPPT Midyear Meeting and Conference is Coming!!!!

Save the Date for our 2018 RPPT Midyear Meeting and Conference. The program will be held on June 8-10, 2018 at the incredible Suncadia Resort and Spa in Cle Elum, WA.


Suncadia no longer has vacancies. If you are still looking for lodging the WSBA has provided the following list of options. Please note that rates vary and no room blocks have been reserved at these hotels for the RPPT Midyear.

SNOWCAP LODGE (Best Western Plus)
809 W Davis Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
1-866-Snowcap (766-9227) (7.8 miles from Suncadia)
906 E First Street
Cle Elum WA, 98922
509-674-2380 (6.1 miles from Suncadia)
805 W First Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
877-233-5358 or 509-674-4548 (4.8 miles from Suncadia)
102 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roslyn, WA 98941
509-554-2966 (4.2 miles from Suncadia)
301 W First Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
800-584-1133 (5.1 miles from Suncadia)
102 S 5th Street
Roslyn, WA 98941
253-531-3411 (4.4 miles from Suncadia)
1001 E First Street
Cle Elum WA, 98922
509-674-5535 (6.3 miles from Suncadia)
Vacation Rentals and Lodging in the area
1-866-4Roslyn (767596) or 509-649-2551
The registration page for the conference is available under the CLE tab on this website.
RPPT Executive Committee has Posted a Response Letter regarding the LLLT Expansion into Estate Planning and Heath Care.
Please  click the announcements tab and select the  Response Letter regarding the LLLT Expansion into Estate Planning and Heath Care to read the letter in PDF format.

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