LSU Law Professor Elizabeth Carter was elected as an Academic Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
“This is one of my proudest professional accomplishments,” Carter said. “I owe a huge thanks to (Louisiana state chair David Sigler) and the rest of the folks on the planning committee for LSU’s annual Estate Planning Seminar CLE for supporting my nomination.
ACTEC is an organization of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and revocable and irrevocable trusts; probate; trust, guardianship and conservatorship administration; transfer taxation planning and administration; integration of asset protection planning with the aforementioned practice areas; fiduciary income taxation; incapacity planning; elder law; employee benefit planning; donative planning; charitable planning; advising exempt organizations; and probate, trust, and protective proceedings litigation to improve and reform probate, trust, and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.
To qualify for membership, a lawyer must have no fewer than 10 years’ experience in the active practice of trust and estate law. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities. It is their aim to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility.
Carter, the Judge Anthony J. Graphia and Jo Ann Graphia Professor of Law, joined the Law Center faculty in 2010 and her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, Estate Planning, and Tax. She is the only ACTEC Fellow on the LSU Law faculty.