Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice in the Probate Court – Terrence Franklin Speaks to East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers

Partner Terrence Franklin is presenting “Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice in the Probate Court” at the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL) Annual Luncheon on November 4, 2021.

Franklin discovered a will contest from the 1840s that challenged the will done by his fourth great-grandfather that emancipated Franklin’s fourth great-grandmother and her children and grandchildren. In this program, Franklin recounts the enthralling story of his ancestor Lucy Sutton and her fight in the courts to uphold the last will and testament, and he also profiles several other black women, contemporaries of Lucy, who just may have helped Lucy and her family make it to freedom.

The EBTEL is an independent California nonprofit dedicated to creating and sustaining educational and social opportunities for lawyers and other professionals practicing or working in the field of trust and probate law through various programs.