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The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Reaches Podcast Milestone


Contact: Pamela Goldsmith202.465.8270

Washington, DC: August 4, 2020: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) today announced a milestone, reaching over 200,000 downloads of its weekly podcast series ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. The series shares the expertise of ACTEC Fellows who provide best practice advice, insights and commentary on subjects relevant to trust and estate and wealth management professionals.

ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk launched February 20, 2018, featuring What should attorneys have in their Engagement Letters. Yesterday’s episode, Modernizing Section 6166, will be the College’s 163rd podcast. Subjects have ranged from new legislation, such as the SECURE Act, to electronic wills to deep-dive topics like Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs).

Each podcast is embedded on a webpage, transcribed, and linked to content mentioned by speakers. Followers of the series appreciate the online content, as evidenced in more than 225,000 page views on The ACTEC Foundation website. 

“Our objective in creating these distinctive podcasts is delivering content-rich information to Trust and Estate attorneys and related professionals,” said ACTEC Fellows Natalie M. Perry and James C. Worthington, co-executive producers of the series. “It is with great pleasure and gratitude to our many ACTEC Fellow presenters that we acknowledge the significance of this milestone.” 

ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk’s weekly podcasts are available to listeners on iTunesSoundcloudStitcherSpotify and Player FM. Initiated as a project of ACTEC’s Communications Committee and funded by a grant from The ACTEC Foundation, ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk’s content is a snapshot of hot topics presented during national ACTEC meetings. 

About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.

About The ACTEC Foundation The ACTEC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel or ACTEC. The Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) that offers education to families and professionals and supports students interested in the trust and estate area of the law. Through continued financial support, The ACTEC Foundation offers professional development, scholarships and education for a number of important efforts, including legal education, educational support, public initiatives, legal publications and the student editorial board.

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