The Probate Court’s Continuing Legal Education Series conclude its 2019 schedule with a session on Wednesday, November 13, from 10:30 am 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, the Probate Staff Attorney, will lead the CLE session.  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 am

If you have specific questions about the uncontested probate docket that you’d like answered, please email them to Michael at by Friday, November 8. 

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 register on Eventbrite, and provide all requested information.  Registration opens October 24. 

To be fair to everyone who would like to come, we would appreciate your not signing up unless you are fairly certain that you will be there.

View our 2019 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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