Capell & Howard, P.C. is proud to announce that Sarah Johnston has earned a specialty designation as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). The Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) designation is a graduate level specialization in estate planning. This designation is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognize estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation, and character, and who commit to the team concept of estate planning.
To obtain AEP designation, an attorney must meet the following requirements:
- 15 or more years of active practice in and significant engagement with, estate planning
- At least 1/3 of the attorney’s practice is devoted to estate planning
- 30 or more hours of continuing legal education, 15 of which must be in estate planning topics, earned during the two years preceding filing of the application
- Member in good standing in an affiliated local estate planning council
- Recommendations from at least three colleagues, who are not related to or within the same firm as the applicant, who can attest to the applicant’s reputation for involvement in estate planning in a professional manner and who can provide specific information about the applicant’s competence and qualifications to practice in estate planning at the level required for this designation
- Commitment to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Code of Ethics and dedication to the team concept of estate planning
We congratulate Sarah for her hard work and her dedication to excellence!