The Probate Court’s Continuing Legal Education Series ends its 2018 schedule with a session on Wednesday, November 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The topic: “The Uncontested Probate Docket: Getting it Right the First Time.” It’s the CLE that’s guaranteed to demonstrate ways to save time, money, and trees when completing your uncontested docket paperwork! This session will be a great refresher for attorneys and accessible to any support staff that assist you in your probate practice.

Topics will include:

  • What matters can be heard on the uncontested probate docket (or rather what cannot)?
  • When is a declaratory judgment required? And can the case stay on the uncontested docket with a declaratory judgment?
  • My client had a bad will drawn up, so how do I . . .
    • get to an independent administration?
    • get the court to waive the bond?
    • prove-up this will?
  • The decedent’s name on the death certificate is different from her name in the will, and everyone knew her by a nickname . . . . what name do I use in the paperwork?
  • What can I do if one of my witnesses cannot come to Court to testify?

Michael Jones, Law Clerk to Judge Herman, will lead the CLE session, with assistance from Paloma Nunes Gimenez, the Probate Paralegal. Check-in will be in the hall outside room 217 of the Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe Street, beginning a few minutes after 10:00 a.m.

If you have specific questions about the uncontested probate docket that you’d like answered, please email them to Michael at by Friday, November 2, 2018.

The session is free, but sign-ups are required so we can guarantee enough space for the people who attend. If you’d like to come, please use this link, and provide all requested information. Registration opens October 17.

To be fair to everyone who would like to come, please don’t sign up unless you are fairly certain that you will be there.

Click here for a general flyer that lists our 2018 schedule.

Probate Court


Travis County Courthouse

1000 Guadalupe
Room 217
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

(512) 854-9258
Fax: (512) 854-4418

Hours: M-F, 8:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00

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