Christopher Hopkins Speaks at NBI “Estate Administration From Start to Finish”

Ethics

Thanks to National Business Institute (NBI) for permitting me to speak at “Estate Administration From Start to Finish” on May 16, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

I’ll be covering “Commencement of Proceedings and Information Gathering” as well as the closing hour, “Estate Ethics.”

Of note, the section in the book on ethics was done by another speaker. You can download my presentation (free) here.

To sign up, go to NBI’s website, here.

If it is after-the-fact, you can still listen to the CLE (go here).

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