Exploring Unsupervised Probate


The Connecticut Bar Foundation

James W. Cooper Fellows


The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal


“Exploring Unsupervised Probate”


Friday, April 20, 2018
Quinnipiac University School of Law
North Haven, CT
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


The symposium will explore the experience of states that have adopted (in at least some form) unsupervised probate for the settlement of decedents’ estates and examine the advantages and disadvantages of giving beneficiaries the ability to opt out of court-supervised estate settlement. The program will bring diverse perspectives to this issue including those of academics, judges and practitioners from both Connecticut and states that have adopted unsupervised probate. 


Principal Speakers

Prof. Gerry W. Beyer, Texas Tech University School of Law

Atty. Michele J. Feinstein, Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, P.C., Springfield, MA

Prof. Mary F. Radford, Georgia State University College of Law




Atty. Christopher J. Hug

Hon. Robert K. Killian, Jr.

Atty. Peter T. Mott

Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas

Atty. Paul M. Smith

Hon. Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas

Atty. Suzanne Brown Walsh

Hon. Philip A. Wright, Jr.




Prof. Jeffrey A. Cooper, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Hon. Paul J. Knierim, Connecticut Probate Court Administrator


There is no charge to attend this event.  Attorneys admitted in Connecticut may claim up to 4.5 CT CLE hours for attending (4.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics).


Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018


IMPORTANT:  Seating is limited. There is no charge for the symposium which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options will be available upon request.  To register for this event, please mail this form to the Connecticut Bar Foundation at 31 Pratt Street, Suite 420, Hartford, CT 06103, email it to ctbf@cbf-1.org, fax it to 860.722.2497 or click the "Register Now" button below.

April 20, 2018 9:00 AM   through   2:30 PM