During law school, I took advantage of opportunities to work for social justice. I... more
During law school, I took advantage of opportunities to work for social justice. I was selected as a John J. Curtin Fellow by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, and worked to improve legal access for homeless people. I also served as a Legal Advocate for the Unemployment Law Project, winning favorable decisions for many clients. I worked on the federal Corrie v. Caterpillar case, w... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.