Don’t trustees need a lot of education? Colleges, academies, and institutes exist to train trustees.

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This depends upon whether it is a public or private trust, and whether it involves just a few people or large numbers of people. If it is public, or large numbers of people are involved, then of course trustees would have to be professionally trained. But most Natural Law Trusts are small private family trusts involving very few people. In the vast majority of cases, Natural Law Trustees serve their settlors just fine with four easily available qualifications:
1) Considered friendly, harmonious, agreeable, and trustworthy by the settlor (creator);
2) Has read this explanatory text thoroughly;
3) Has read the entire trust document and the trust manual that comes with it; and
4) Has consulted with the trust writer whenever any question arises.

With these qualifications, all of the Natural Law Trusts we have been involved with (or heard about) have fared very well. In fact, any kind of institutional trustee training could be counterproductive, as most such training is for public statutory trusts. That kind of education would actually prove to be a great disadvantage, because it would create a bias towards complicated statutory thinking. It would create a mindset which fails to appreciate the simpler and more natural approach to trusteeship quietly enjoyed by the vast majority of Natural Law Trusts.

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