Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,

2053 Woodbridge Avenue,

Edison, NJ 08817,

(732) 572-0500,

www.njlaws.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ABA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee- Winter 2017 Report

ABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION

COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – Winter 2017 Report

Division Name and Number: Division: 3 – Practice Specialty                                                                        

Division Director Name: Kari Petrasek

Group Name: Estate & Financial Planning Group

Reporting Board or Committee: ABA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee

Completed By: Kenneth Vercammen Co-Chair, Edison, NJ

1.   What communications have you had with your committee since last report? (e.g. conference call, meetings, publications, use of discussion lists, etc.)
- Held Free Wills and Estate Administration Webinar Audio recording for ABA members
Speaker Kenneth Vercammen - November 16, 2016 and program online for free

Helped publicize Division’s book “Wills and Estate Administration Practice” approx 240 pages to help raise revenue for section- Sale of book reported to be good
Proposed Meeting at New York Annual meeting  
-An email will be sent to all Committee members to invite them to participate in the January 9, 2017 ABA Aging call

2. Please describe the substance of the activities set forth in number 1 above.
Please see number 1 above.
Next ABA Aging and Law Networking  conference calls
January 9, 2017
March 13, 2017
June 12, 2017


3-Please list your entity's activities and programs since last report. – See above

4- Where you are in completing your annual planned activities? Good

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5-What is the status on any CLE, publications, articles, etc.? See above
-Anticipate submitting articles to Jeff for Solo EReport

6. What plans do you have for the rest of the year?
Meeting at ABA New York Annual Meeting, Articles and webinar

7- Please state how your entity’s activities conform to the Goals of the Division’s Long Range Plan. Articles and webinar

8- Report on anything else: Promoted recent ABA Books:
“Wills & Estate Administration” and
“Smart Marketing For the Small Firm Lawyer” from the American Bar Association.
    Author:  Kenneth A Vercammen
Sponsor(s):  Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Promote Free Wills and Estate Administration Webinar Audio recording for ABA members
Speaker Kenneth Vercammen - November 16, 2016
Straightforward and to-the-point, Wills and Estate Administration provides step-by-step guidance that firms can use to handle all aspects of an estates practice, from initial client intake to closing the file.

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Hot Off the Press - Brown Bag Teleconference Series
GPSolo’s Hot Off the Press series features a new book publication release presented by the author, and is held entirely by teleconference as a Division member benefit at no additional cost.  The sessions are held bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the third Wednesday, and normally last one hour during lunch. 
The content of the program is based upon the author’s book published by ABA Book Publishing.

topics:
   1. Preparation for Wills/Estate Planning Interviews
   2. Interviewing Clients
   3. Signing documents and Additional Estate Planning Issues
   4. Probate, Estate Administration
   5 Marketing Your Wills and Estate Administration Practice

    Portions of the talk and material have been revised from ABA’s new book “Wills and Estate Administration”
   By Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
Straightforward and to-the-point, Wills and Estate Administration provides step-by-step guidance that firms can use to handle all aspects of an estates practice, from initial client intake to closing the file. Topics are defined in six parts for ease of use:
   Preparation for Wills/Estate Planning Interviews
   Interviewing Clients
   Additional Estate Planning Issues
   Estate Administration
   Guardianship of Disabled or Incompetent Parents
   Marketing Your Wills and Estate Administration Practice
     Making this an essential resource for solo and small firm practitioners, the author includes numerous forms for each topic, and they are also available for download online. The book is basic and written to help new and transitional attorneys. In addition, tips on practice management will help seasoned attorneys.

Publisher: American Bar Association ABA Book Publishing
   List Price: $79.95

ABA Price: $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-63425-380-2
Product Code: 5150484
2016, 290 pages, 7 x 10, Paperback
    
American Bar Association Service Hotline800-285-2221
312-988-5000

   Sample chapter available http://shop.americanbar.org