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A private membership for Australian lawyers who want to feel confident and supported when advising on and preparing testamentary trust wills.
Would love to start offering testamentary trust wills to your clients but imposter syndrome is creeping in and you have no idea where to start
Have some niggling doubts about the quality of your precedents and whether you really understand all those pages and pages of clauses
Wish you had a friend to call on when you needed to bounce around a problem or a second set of eyes on a clause or strategy
...The TT Precedents Club is for you.
How does it work?
- Join the private Facebook group only for members in the club and connect with an elite community of lawyers who are passionate about TTs, just like you
- Receive direct support from Tara Lucke in our weekly hot seat zoom meeting, where you submit your questions in advance and have them answered live
- Free quarterly training on technical and practical topics designed to help you turn up the dial on your estate planning business and deepen your estate planning mastery
- Save 20% off The Art of Estate Planning online course
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Why The TT Precedents Club?
Hi, I’m Tara.
Founder of The Art of Estate Planning and (self-proclaimed) Queen of Wills.
I want to share my story about why I created The TT Precedents Club.
I started my estate planning career in 2007 at a very large Eagle Street law firm in Brisbane, in what we called the Structuring division. Structuring lawyers specialised in estate planning, trusts, tax and asset protection. But we mostly did estate planning. We weren’t called the estate planning division, because there was another team of about 20 people who only did estate planning. So they claimed that title. And we weren’t called the tax team, because same thing – we had another team of about 20 people who only did tax. So we called ourselves Structuring.
Back then I didn’t realise how lucky I was to learn on the job in a firm with such deep expertise and specialisation. If there was something I didn’t know - chances are one of the other 50 estate planning or tax lawyers on the firm could help. We wrote our own precedents. We drafted submissions about proposed legislative changes. We attended weekly breakfast technical training. I just thought that was the norm.
I spent 8 years at that firm where I went from novice to expert, before breaking away with 3 other colleagues to start a boutique estate planning law firm, feeling tired and disillusioned with the politics of large law firms.
I was a proud partner at our new firm, overseeing the online estate planning division, sending out around 10 estate plans a day. Again, we rewrote all our own precedents. Again I thought that was the norm. I spent another 4 years there before it was time to do my own thing to create The Art of Estate Planning.
And despite all of this estate planning experience, when it was time for me to leave and go out on my own - I was scared. Imposter syndrome crept in, telling me that I would have no support, no one to bounce ideas off, and that I didn’t know what I was doing. I got over it pretty quickly, but it was there. I joined The Nexus Law Group, rewrote my precedents AGAIN, and started thriving in my new law environment. I found support in The Art of Estate Planning community.
I see you - the new wave of estate planning lawyers. Sole practitioners determined to do estate planning better. Lawyers in small firms who are doing their best to serve their clients with testamentary trusts despite not having access to the resources and depth of expertise of a large CBD firm. I love what you’re doing and I want to support you.
The TT precedents club is for YOU. You are not alone. If you want to bounce an idea off me - if you would feel more confident with another set of eyes on a clause - if you need precedents you can rely on. Your clients deserve high quality TT advice and documents, and you deserve to feel confident and supported while serving them.