Continuing Education

The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is the nation's leading conference for estate planners. Continuing legal education credit will be applied for in every state that has mandatory continuing legal education requirements and has been routinely granted for past Institutes. In the past, continuing education credit has also been available for other estate planning professionals, including trust officers, accountants, charitable giving professionals, elder law specialists, wealth management professionals, and nonprofit advisors. We urge you to contact our office in advance with questions regarding the availability of credit for a specific jurisdiction or profession, as we cannot guarantee that credit will be available in all cases.  Continuing education credit will only be available for sessions attended in real-time. Virtual attendees will be required to confirm their real-time participation in the sessions by responding to polling questions. 

You may only receive CE credit for the program format, either virtual or in-person,
that you select on your registration form.
 

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The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is the nation's leading conference for estate planners. Continuing legal education credit will be applied for in every state that has mandatory continuing legal education requirements and has been routinely granted for past Institutes. In the past, continuing education credit has also been available for other estate planning professionals, including trust officers, accountants, charitable giving professionals, elder law specialists, wealth management professionals, and nonprofit advisors.

Please be aware that every state has its own rules and regulations regarding accreditation. We urge you to contact our office in advance with questions regarding the availability of credit for a specific jurisdiction or profession, as we cannot guarantee that credit will be available in all cases.

Continuing education credit will be awarded only for sessions attended live in-person or virtually in real-time. Registrants attending the virtual Institute will be required to confirm their real-time participation in the sessions by responding to polling questions. Additionally, a course completion code will be provided at the conclusion of each session. Make note of the course completion code as you will be required to submit it on your Proof of Attendance form due by January 20, 2023.

The University of Miami School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Amount of Recommended CPE credit: 28.00 hours

Program Level:  Advanced

Program Prerequisites: General familiarity with estate planning principles

Delivery  Method: Group-Live; Group-Internet Based

Recommended Field of Study:

  Regulatory Ethics – 3.5

  Specialized Knowledge – 14.0

  Taxes – 19.0

Advance Preparation: None

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to identify, analyze and resolve practical estate planning, administration and tax reporting issues.

Please click here for a breakdown of sessions and fields of study.

The 57th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be submitted to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards for Continuing Education Credit.

Please click here for CFP approved sessions.

The University of Miami School of Law has been approved as an IRS CE Provider.

 Please click here for IRS approved sessions.

The 57th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning will be submitted to the following organizations for continuing education credit:

Organizations

National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG)

American Bankers Association
Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP)

Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP)
Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

Investments and Wealth Institute
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)

Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA)

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)

The American College of Financial Services
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®)

Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL®)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®)
Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®)
Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP®)
Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®)
Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP®)

Professional Fiduciary (PF) 

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The following sessions may be approved for ethics credit.  Ethics credit for these sessions may not be available in all instances. Please refer to the ethics accreditation information for your specific jurisdiction and profession.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (2:00 – 2:50 p.m.)
You’re Fired!  Whether, When, and How to Terminate Representation of a Client 
(Including Ethical Considerations)
Bruce M. Stone
Estate planning professionals spend a lot of time and effort on generating new clients and cultivating existing client relationships.  Sometimes, however, it is either advisable or necessary to terminate a client relationship.  What are some of most commonly encountered reasons to fire a client?  What are the best practices in terminating a client relationship?  What are the ethical considerations in terminating representation of a client who wants to continue with the representation?  If the decision is made to terminate representation of a client, how should the decision be documented and communicated to the client?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (10:25 – 11:15 a.m.)
America the Gradual: An Update on How Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives Affect Estate Planners
Read Moore, Nancy G. Henderson
The U.S. government has long been a cheerleader in world-wide efforts to enlist “gatekeepers” such as lawyers, accountants, title companies, banks, and trust companies in the fight against money laundering, but the United States has lagged behind most of its peer countries in implementation of gatekeeper-related legislation and regulation.  This is now gradually changing, with the U.S. slowly, joining its peer countries in regulating gatekeepers in ways that reflect American traditions and sensibilities. This presentation will cover recent developments in transparency initiatives that affect estate planners, including ethical considerations, the Corporate Transparency Act, identifying beneficial owners of financial accounts, and the continued attempts to make lawyers part of law enforcement. 

Thursday, January 12, 2023 Special Session IV-A (3:50 – 5:20 p.m.)
The Gift that Keeps on Giving:  Ethics and Privilege Landmines with Gifts and Form 709
Stephanie Loomis-Price, Christine S. Wakeman
Do you prepare gift tax returns? Have you ever thought, “my clients make gifts, but I leave the IRS Form 709 preparation to someone else”? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should attend this presentation to learn more about how to navigate the numerous ethical and privilege issues for those who assist clients with gifting or preparing IRS Form 709.