Virtual Intestate Succession and Detention Orders

August 6, 2020

Virtual Event

Thank you for your interest in the Virtual Intestate Succession and Detention Orders. Online registration has closed.

For more information contact Adrienne Bethke at (800) 456-5974.

Sponsored By

The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.


Most Texans die intestate so it is important for probate judges to be familiar with property transference when a person dies without a will. This session will review heirship proceedings and dependent and independent administrations of estates.  We will also review important factors for judges to consider before and after issuance of detention orders or orders of protection. This webinar will provide 3 hours of continuing education.

  • Heirship Proceedings – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Prof. Gerry W. Beyer
  • Dependent/Independent Administrations – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Ms. Sarah Patel Pacheco
  • Emergency Detention Orders and Orders of Protection – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Hon. Robert Newsom


There will be no reimbursement for this program.

Who Should Attend

The content of this program is directed to constitutional county judges.


There is no cost to attend this virtual meeting.

Meeting Links

We will share the private links to join the meetings with registered attendees one week prior to the event.

County Judges Education Advisory Committee

Hon. Becky Wilbanks, Chair, Cass County Judge
Hon. Mark Allen, Jasper County Judge
Hon. Don Allred, Oldham County Judge
Hon. Brett Bray, Blanco County Judge
Hon. Ronnie J. Gordon, Hartley County Judge
Hon. Woodrow “Woody” Gossom, Jr., Wichita County Judge
Hon. Justin Lewis, Hill County Judge
Hon. Francisco Ponce, Dimmit County Judge
Hon. Byron Ryder, Leon County Judge
Hon. Jimmy Sylvia, Chambers County Judge
Ms. Jamie Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Texas Tech University School of Law Library (ex-officio)

Thursday, August 6
1-2 p.m. Heirship Proceedings
2-3 p.m. Dependent/Independent Administrations
3-4 p.m. Emergency Detention Orders and Orders of Protection

*Agenda is subject to change

Continuing Education Type Hours
Judges 3
Attorneys 3

All cancellation requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable).

Please email Adrienne Bethke at or send fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your registration.

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