Nomination to ACTEC for Academics or International Attorneys
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel recognizes leading Academics of the Trust and Estate profession and leading members of the International Trust and Estate profession who have made a substantial contribution to the academic or international T&E field. To become an Academic Fellow or International Fellow of the College, one must be nominated by an active Fellow in good standing and elected by the Board of Regents.
Academic Fellow Requirements
In order to become an Academic Fellow of ACTEC, one must:
- Have a full-time academic appointment at a duly accredited law school and devote one’s working time predominantly to teaching, writing, or lecturing in the area of T&E law;
- Have not less than ten years' cumulative experience as a teacher of T&E law at a duly-accredited law school or as a lawyer in active private T&E practice or, a combination thereof;
- Have a well-deserved outstanding reputation, either among academics in the T&E field on a national level, or among the T&E bar in the state(s) where one teaches, or both;
- Have demonstrated exceptional knowledge of T&E law;
- Have made substantial contributions to the T&E field by lecturing, writing, teaching, or being involved in bar activities or in the enactment of significant state, federal or uniform T&E legislation.
International Fellow Requirements
In order to become an International Fellow of ACTEC, one must:
- Have been predominantly in the active practice of trust and estate law for at least 10 years;
- Have been regularly involved in cross border T&E work between the United States and another country that requires coordination and cooperation with lawyers of both countries;
- Have the level of practice and follow the ethical rules in the jurisdiction in which one practices, which must be comparable to those found in the United States;
- Be licensed in one's jurisdiction after meeting licensing requirements comparable to the licensing qualifications required to be a Fellow;
- Have a well-deserved outstanding reputation for cross-border work both in the country in which one practices and among the members of the College;
- Have demonstrated exceptional skill in cross-border T&E law;
- Have made substantial contributions to the cross-border T&E field that are highly rated among cross-border lawyers and are comparable to the highly respected contributions made by a Fellow through by lecturing, writing, teaching, or being involved in bar activities or in the enactment of significant T & E legislation in the country in one practices;
- Be a lawyer to whom members of the College who have personal knowledge would readily refer a matter within one’s field of cross-border practice expertise without reservation.
If you believe you are qualified and want to find out more about ACTEC, contact an ACTEC Fellow or the membership director at the national office, Amy.Michaud@actec.org.