The Importance of Cultural Competence in Estate Planning – Terrence Franklin Hosts ACTEC Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Video

As host of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (ACTEC) video series Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, Partner Terrence Franklin provided opening remarks for “The Importance of Cultural Competence in Estate Planning” featuring Fellows Hung Nguyen and Akane Suzuki. Nguyen and Suzuki discuss the differences between cultural sensitivity and cultural competence from the viewpoint of Asian American attorneys and explain why these skills are essential elements of effective estate planning. They also provide practical guidance as to how attorneys may best address sensitive cultural topics with their clients.

View the video here.

The video series was created as a project of ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, funded by The ACTEC Foundation, and will continue throughout 2021 featuring new guests and topics each month. For further information about ACTEC’S Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, visit: