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


As chair of the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, I am pleased to welcome you to our section webpage. The purpose of the section is to study all phases, questions and problems in the areas of law focused on real property, decedents’ estates and trusts. The section serves to inform its members and the members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association of developments in these areas of law and to propose and support changes, amendments and improvements.

The section membership is comprised of real property attorneys and estate and trust attorneys spanning the most seasoned of legal practitioners to newly admitted members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The section offers a number of benefits to its members, including: (1) networking and opportunities to build statewide contacts and relationships with fellow practitioners; (2) an annual retreat offering educational topics with CLE credit and many fun and interesting activities in unique locales; (3) a section newsletter that serves to apprise the membership of the section’s activities in addition to developing legislative issues and hot topics of discussion in the section’s areas of focus; (4) an active and well-utilized section Listserv; and (5) various committees tasked with monitoring, commenting on and staying apprised of legislative developments in real property, estate and trust law.

If you are not yet a member of our section, I encourage you to join. We offer a collegial environment with opportunities to participate. For those of you who are already members of the section, I look forward to collaborating with you to further the section’s mission, objectives and goals.

Amanda K. DiChello, 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