Patricia K. Rice is a certified paralegal living in Northern California who, for the last ten years, has worked for an attorney certified by the State Bar of California in Probate, Estate Planning, and Elder Law. Ms. Rice administered her first trust in 1996 and since that time has been responsible for the administration of hundreds more. A few of those trusts have been insolvent and quite a few have had assets valued at more than one million dollars, with the majority somewhere in between. One trust administration is never quite like the one before, and with each one she learned a bit more about trust administration. The result is that she has become quite accomplished in the many details of administering trusts. Ms. Rice believes that most trustees, if provided with a step by step guide and sample forms, can administer a trust with minimal professional assistance.