Real Property, Probate and Trust Law

The Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law shall take as its province the development and practical working of the law relating to real property in all its aspects and to decedents' and trust estates and guardianships.

P.A. Bylaws, Article VI, Section 657

Chair’s Welcome


Welcome to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association! As the largest section in the PBA, we take an active and enthusiastic role in advancing the interests of real property and estate planning and probate practitioners and their clients in Pennsylvania.

The members of our section stay involved through a mix of in-person and online activities throughout the year. These activities include:

  • Real Property and Probate / Trust Listservs, which are very active and bring perspectives from around the commonwealth;
  • Our biannual newsletter, which includes case analysis and updates on issues of importance facing attorneys;
  • Active legislative committees monitoring, providing feedback on and even drafting legislation affecting our practice areas; and
  • An annual retreat featuring CLE and networking opportunities.

Our section prides itself on being accessible and collaborative. Anyone that practices in or has an interest in real property or probate and trust law is encouraged and welcome to join. Our members go out of their way to welcome new faces!

As chair of the section, I am always available to discuss our section and any thoughts you have on how we can better serve our profession and the public. I look forward to working with you!

Erik M. Hume, Chair



100 South Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 800-932-0311

Western Pennsylvania Office:

Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: 412-914-8840