Texas College of Probate Judges (TCPJ)
A private nonprofit educational organization

Conferences

For new and longtime judges, clerks, and staff.

About the TCPJ Conferences

Texas College of Probate Judges

TCPJ provides a number of training sessions each year that are designed to provide probate court judges, their staff, and probate clerks with the material they need to operate effectively and efficiently. Each session is designed to review current law and practices of the probate courts throughout Texas in an effort to create a smooth process for those involved with the courts, consistent with the requirements of Texas law.

TCPJ’s goal is to have three training sessions each year held in different locations across Texas—one annual meeting, typically held later in the year, and two regional meetings earlier in the year. We encourage you to attend as many of these programs as possible. You may also wish to have your staff members attend as well. We have chosen the locations of the meetings with after hours fun in mind, whether you come alone or with family and friends.

Upcoming conferences include:

  Regional Workshop in Austin: March 27-29 
  Regional Workshop in Galveston: May 29-31
  Annual Conference in San Antonio: August 21-24

 

2019 Conferences

Regional Workshop in Austin, Texas

March 27-29, 2019

This is a 2-day, regional workshop that covers the practical aspects of probate, guardianship, and mental health law. The conference rate is $375 per person and can be paid via check to the TCPJ. Conference check-in begins on Wednesday, March 27th.

Details at a glance

  • Conference Rate: $375 per person

  • Check-in begins March 27th

  • Hotel Room Rates: $124 per night

  • Hotel reservations must be made by March 10th

Bonus Session, March 27th

There is an optional, bonus session on Wednesday, March 27th, in the late afternoon. There is no additional cost for registrants. This bonus session is designed for judges, clerks, and court staff who are new to the probate court. The conference mailer will have more details.

Hotel Reservations

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn—Austin Midtown. Room rates are $124 per night. Make your hotel reservation early by calling (512) 451-5757 or toll free at (888) 300-6273. Be sure to indicate the group name Texas College of Probate Judges when making your reservation.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the group rate. If you would like to attend this conference, please call early to make your reservation. This past year, the TCPJ room block filled up quickly and many registrants had to scramble to find a place to stay. Some of the hotels raise their rates far above the conference rates once the room block is filled. We encourage you to book early.

Holiday Inn-Austin Midtown

Holiday Inn-Austin Midtown

Holiday Inn—Austin Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas 78752


Regional Workshop in Galveston, Texas

May 30-31, 2019

This is a 2-day, regional workshop that covers the practical aspects of probate, guardianship, and mental health law. The conference rate is $375 per person and can be paid via check to the TCPJ. Conference check-in begins on Wednesday, May 29th.

Registration will open 8 weeks before the conference

Details at a glance

  • Conference Rate: $375 per person

  • Check-in begins on May 29th

  • Hotel Room Rates: $124 per night

  • Hotel reservations must be made by May 6th

Bonus Session, May 29th

There is an optional, bonus session on Wednesday, May 29th, in the late afternoon. There is no additional cost for registrants. This bonus session is designed for judges, clerks, and court staff who are new to the probate court. The conference mailer will have more details.

Hotel Reservations

The conference will be held at the Hotel Galvez. Room rates are $124 per night. Make your hotel reservation early by calling (409) 765-7721 or toll free at (800) 996-3426. Be sure to indicate the group name Texas College of Probate Judges when making your reservation.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the group rate. If you would like to attend this conference, please call early to make your reservation. This past year, the TCPJ room block filled up quickly and many registrants had to scramble to find a place to stay. Some of the hotels raise their rates far above the conference rates once the room block is filled. We encourage you to book early.

Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez

2024 Seewall Blvd.

Galveston, Texas 77550


Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas

August 22-24, 2019

This is a 2 & 1/2 day, annual conference. In addition to covering topics similar to those covered in the regional workshops (the practical aspects of probate, guardianship, and mental health law), the 2019 annual meeting will cover changes made to probate, mental health, and guardianship law by the 86th Texas Legislature, and also includes break-out sessions in smaller groups on Saturday morning. The conference rate is $450 per person and can be paid via check to the TCPJ. Conference check-in begins on Wednesday, May 29th.

Registration will open 8 weeks before the conference

Details at a glance

  • Conference Rate: $450 per person

  • Check-in begins August 21st

  • Hotel Room Rates: $125 per night

  • Hotel reservations must be made by August 7th

Bonus Session, August 21st

There is an optional, bonus session on Wednesday, August 21st, in the late afternoon. There is no additional cost for registrants. This bonus session is designed for judges, clerks, and court staff who are new to the probate court. The conference mailer will have more details.

Hotel Reservations

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel. Room rates are $125 per night. Make your hotel reservation early by calling (210) 227-3241. Be sure to indicate the group name Texas College of Probate Judges when making your reservation.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the group rate. If you would like to attend this conference, please call early to make your reservation. This past year, the TCPJ room block filled up quickly and many registrants had to scramble to find a place to stay. Some of the hotels raise their rates far above the conference rates once the room block is filled. We encourage you to book early.

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

205 East Houston Street

San Antonio, Texas 78205

 

Who should attend the conference?

Probate judges, probate assistants, probate clerks, court administrators, and other court and clerk personnel are all encouraged to attend our informative and entertaining programs.

 

How do I register for a conference?

You can register online or by mail. If you register online, you will still need to mail in your registration fee.

Registering Online:

Fill out the online form by clicking the Register Online button under the conference you’re interested in and remember to print page two of the ‘register by mail’ form and mail it in with your registration check.

registering by mail:

Mail in the printed registration form along with your registration check.

Mail registrations to:

Texas College of Probate Judges
P. O. Box 2025
Austin, Texas 78768

 

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