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Ray Prather Appointed to Several Leadership Roles for 2018-2019 Term of the American Bar Association, July 2018

Ray Prather was appointed to several leadership roles for 2018-2019 term for the American Bar Association (ABA): Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law including Trusts and Estates Editor for eReport and Chair of the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group.

The eReport is the quarterly electronic publication of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. The committees of the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group are concerned with both sides of the charitable giving process (donor and recipient) and with the federal and state regulation of charitable giving. The focus of the Charitable Planning Committee is on the various tax and non-tax issues for the donor, while the charity's concerns are addressed by the Charitable Organizations Committee.

Ray is also Liaison to the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and a meml Committee on ABA Relations.

The Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI Commission) seeks to secure equal treatment for all people in the ABA, the legal profession, and the justice system, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Projects include an anti-bullying initiative, model rules of professional conduct, a newsletter and resolutions impacting LGBT people and the law. The Publications Committee’s primary function is to ensure that each Section publication appears on a timely basis, with materials appropriate to its readership, and within its broad budgetary guidelines. Among other tasks, the Special Committee on ABA Relations helps facilitate the nominations of RPTE members for leadership positions in the ABA.