Danbury Probate Court Judge Dianne Yamin has been elected by her peers as President-elect of the National College of Probate Judges. The selection came at the group's fall conference on November 11th.
Yamin has been Danbury Probate Judge since 1990.
During the conference, judges from across the nation discussed the effects of the pandemic on court processes and on conservator jurisdiction of increases in the size of the older population. They also talked about the increased incidence of mental illness cases and the opioid epidemic. Yamin says judges must be responsive to the changing environmental factors in their jurisdictions and benefit from sharing best practices.
The National College of Probate Judges is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to improving probate law and probate courts.