Community Seminars

Basic Estate Planning Webinars

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Estate planning is a good idea for everyone. Learn how estate planning can help ensure your loved ones are taken care of if something were to happen to you.

Free seminars on interesting topics
enhance your knowledge
open to all including non-members

Your Presenter: Attorney John Roth

John-Roth\John formed Hawaii Trust & Estate Counsel in April 2014. He has taught Estate Planning as an adjunct law professor at William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. John periodically lectures at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is a frequent speaker at seminars for lawyers and other professionals in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, law firm management, and legal ethics. 

John has served as president of the Young Lawyers Division and the Estate Planning Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. He is also the cofounder of the Solo & Small Firm Section. John has previously served as a president of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii as well as a board member of Parker School. In addition, he is also a past president of the Hospice board and the advisory board for the West Hawaii Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.
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This virtual seminar will cover:

  • Will vs. Trust
  • What is Probate
  • Power of Attorney
  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Disposition of Remains
  • HIPAA Release Form
  • Estate Planning Process
  • Questions & Answers
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Workshop Opportunities

Free Virtual Seminar: Estate Planning 101
July 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm (HST)
July 17, 2021 at 9:00 am (HST)

Please join us for a live webinar with attorney John Roth on Basic Estate Planning. This workshop will cover the process of putting together a plan which will allow someone to step into your shoes to manager your assets in the event of incapacity or death. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about how a will, trust, or advance healthcare directive can help plan for the future. John understands that estate planning is not a one-size-fits all proposition, each person and family is different. This workshop is great for everyone! 

The July 17 virtual seminar has been canceled. However, we'd like to invite you to view the recorded seminar from Wednesday, July 14 here: Now that the seminar is on-demand, you'll be able to view it any any time that is convenient to you. 


Free Virtual Seminar: Will vs Trust
September 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm (HST)
September 18, 2021 at 9:00 am (HST)

Please join us for a live webinar with attorney John Roth on Will vs Trust. This workshop will cover what is the difference between a will and a trust. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn the elements and benefits of a trust. John will also cover documents included in basic estate planning such as a will, disposition of remains, trust, durable power of attorney, advance health care directive, and HIPAA Release Form. We'd like to invite everyone to attend this workshop!


Please click here to register for the September 15 seminar! 
Please click here to register for the September 18 seminar!


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