Lynda I. Chung, a litigation partner with Valensi Rose, will present programs to the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Korean-American Bar Association in the coming weeks.

Lynda will speak on “Probate Litigation for Civil Litigators: How Not To Be Alice in Wonderland” to the Beverly Hills Bar Association on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m., and to the Korean American Bar Association on Wednesday, May 17, at 12:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Civil litigators less experienced in probate litigation who are asked to handle a will contest, trust contest, or financial elder abuse case in probate court often find themselves feeling like Alice in a Wonderland where seasoned probate attorneys speak probate, not English. What are probate notes? What’s RFA? What is a Heggstad petition? Is an evidentiary hearing the same as a trial? These are some of the oft-asked questions.

This program will teach general civil litigators how to navigate the probate court like a pro. Registration for the BHBA program is available online.

On behalf of the Diversity Outreach Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the L.A. County Bar Association, Lynda will moderate the LACBA’s program on “Excellence in Diversity: How to Break Into and Build Trusts & Estates Practices,” which will be held on Zoom on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 12:30 p.m.

In this program, panelists Terrence M. Franklin, Carlos A. Arcos, and Tatiana Metters will discuss how they became trusts and estates lawyers, how they built their practices, what they like about it, and the challenges they face.

Registration for the program is available online.

Chairing our Litigation Group, Lynda specializes in probate and business litigation matters, including will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary accounting, post-mortem debt collection, and disputes between shareholders or members of closely-held companies.