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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

The Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC) and its Diversity Committee are committed to making the CEPC an enriching, mentoring and inclusive environment where diverse members are welcomed and retained.


Accordingly, the Council is again offering the CEPC Emerging Leaders (“EL”) Program. The goal of the program is to give individuals with less than two years' experience in the estate planning field substantive mentoring and an opportunity to become involved in the work and future leadership of the CEPC. In the 2022 class, the CEPC Board and its Diversity Committee will select participants for the EL program for a 24-month term that will begin in August 2021 and conclude in July 2023.


To be eligible for the EL program, you must be employed in a position that would, after the appropriate amount of experience, allow you to become eligible for Associate membership in the CEPC. Law students and graduate students studying tax, business and other fields related to estate planning are also eligible for the EL program. You must also have less than two years of experience in estate planning to be eligible for the EL program.

ELs will:

  1. Work with a CEPC Member who will serve as a mentor and teach you how to successfully participate in the Council.
  2. Receive a CEPC Guide at each lunch or online meeting, who will be a seasoned CEPC member able to introduce you to other CEPC members and answer general questions about the topic of the lunch or online meeting.
  3. Receive complimentary admission for select CEPC educational and networking events.

There is no cost to become a CEPC EL.

Please Note: Application Deadline is July 6, 2021.