Virtual Probate Overview

July 28, 2020

Virtual Event

Registration for the event is now closed. Please contact Allyssa Lee or Adrienne Bethke at (800) 456-5974 with any questions.

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.


This session will provide an overview of property transmission upon death and the role of judges and clerks in the probate process. We will summarize the basic legal steps necessary to transfer property from decedent to heirs and beneficiaries and review the basic intestate succession rules. This webinar will provide 3 hours of continuing education. Professor Gerry W. Beyer will be covering:

  • Probate Overview (Parts 1 & 2) – 1.5 hr
  • What Every Judge and Clerk Needs to Know about Texas Intestate Succession – 1 hr
  • Moderated Discussion (breakout Judges and Clerks) – 0.5 hr


There will be no reimbursement for this program.

Who Should Attend

The content of this program is directed to constitutional county judges, elected clerks and court personnel.


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)

County Clerks Education Advisory Committee for Probate Academy

Hon. Heidi Easley, Victoria County Clerk
Hon. Janette Green, Palo Pinto County Clerk
Hon. Donece Gregory, Tyler County Clerk
Hon. Bena E. Hester, Briscoe County District/County Clerk
Hon. Beth A. Rothermel, Washington County Clerk
Hon. Julie Smith, Potter County Clerk
Hon. Mark Staples, Anderson County Clerk

Tuesday, July 28
1-2:30 p.m. Probate Overview (Parts 1 & 2)
2:30-3:30 p.m. What Every Judge and Clerk Needs to Know about Texas Intestate Succession
3:30-4 p.m. Moderated Discussion

*Agenda is subject to change.

Continuing Education Type Hours
Judges 3
Clerks 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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