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Trust and Estate Conference

Planning is currently underway for the 2020 Conference, and registration is not yet open. Please check back for registration information and program updates as they become available.

Conference Date and Location

Friday, November 13, 2020
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Parking and Accommodations

Limited parking for the Conference is available in the surrounding structures.  The hotel valet may not be available, so please plan ahead.  The overnight parking location and rate will be specified in your hotel confirmation.  Self-parking structures include City National Plaza Garage (located across the street from the hotel via the sky bridge at 444 South Flower Street) and the posted rate (subject to change without notice) is $40 per day (no validation offered).  Self-parking may also be available at other nearby public parking garages at prevailing rates (no validation).

If you plan to stay at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, you will need to make your own reservations by calling (800) 937-8461. To make reservations online, click here. A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate for Conference attendees of $189 for single or double occupancy. All reservations must be made by October 30, 2020 to take advantage of this special rate. When calling to make your reservations, make sure you mention the USC Gould Trust & Estate Conference 2020.

Registration Information

  • How do I register?

    Registration for the 46th Annual Conference is not yet available.

  • How much does registration cost?

    The registration fees are outlined on the Registration Information page.

  • What do I get with my registration?

    Registration includes all sessions, continental breakfast, networking breaks, the luncheon presentation, continuing education credit, and print and downloadable copies of the practical Conference Syllabus and popular Resource Guide, a Trust and Estate Professional Directory covering Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Free Wifi will also be available for attendees at the Conference.

  • How do I get my name badge?

    Badges will be held at Will Call. No badges will be mailed.

Conference Materials

  • Do I get materials with my registration?

    Yes, you will receive the Conference Syllabus. Copies are provided in both print format and as a download available prior to the Conference. The Syllabus includes a copy of our annual Resource Guide (an Estates and Trusts Professional Directory covering Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties)..

Audio Recordings

  • I'm confused by the audio recordings - can I get additional MCLE credit by listening to the audio after the Conference, even if I attended the Conference?

    No, you can only get credit the first time you either attend or listen to recordings of the Conference session. If you attend in person, you will get credit that day only. The audio recordings are available so you may go back and listen to parts of the Conference after it is over to review what you learned at the Conference.

  • If I do not attend the live Conference and I want to buy the audio recordings, can I get participatory credit?

    No, if you listen to the audio recordings, you are only eligible for self-study MCLE credit.

  • What format are the audio recordings? Do you furnish an audio player?

    Audio recordings will be available as MP3 downloads. You will need to open them with a media player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes.

  • How much are the audio recordings?

    If want to purchase the audio recordings but will not register for the Conference, the cost is $199 (which also includes a downloadable copy of the syllabus). If you register for the Conference, you can purchase the audio recordings for only $99.

  • Do I have to buy the syllabus separately from the audio recordings?

    No, the syllabus materials are part of the audio recordings purchase. If you attend in person and purchase the add-on audio recordings, you will receive a PDF of the syllabus materials prior to the Conference.

  • If I purchase the audio recordings, when will they be available for download?

    We hope to make the audio recordings available within three weeks of the Conference.


All Registrations and purchases are final and non-refundable.

Special Requirements

USC Gould School of Law welcomes the participation of individuals with special needs at our continuing legal education events.  If you require special accommodations, or vegetarian/vegan/gluten free diet, or have any other questions, please contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education Office at (213) 821-3580 or cle@law.usc.edu for assistance.