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

Terms of Use

Understanding your rights.


The purpose of the TCPJ website is to provide both the public and the staff of probate courts throughout Texas convenient and efficient access to information about TCPJ's programs, services, workshops, and to provide convenient online services. The TCPJ website is a non-public forum owned and operated by the TCPJ solely for TCPJ authorized purposes.



In order to provide users with a collection of useful resources and information about items of concern for probate courts, the TCPJ website may contain links to other websites that are not owned, regularly reviewed, or controlled by the TCPJ. The TCPJ website has many links to, and may be linked from, other websites, including federal, state and local government agencies, non-commercial organizations and private businesses. The TCPJ specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on another site. The existence of those links neither constitutes nor implies endorsement of the destination or departure websites or of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, or products of said destination or departure websites. Nor does any link between the TCPJ website and a third-party website imply sponsorship of such website or the creator of such website. Links to other websites from the TCPJ website must be approved by the TCPJ. Any requests for links should be directed to the webmaster at TCPJ@austin.rr.com.

When you follow a link to another site, you are no longer on the TCPJ website and these Website Policies will not apply. When you leave our site, we strongly encourage you to read the privacy statement of each website that you visit before you provide any personal information.



The TCPJ has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. The information and materials contained on this website have been compiled from a variety of sources and, as such, are subject to change without notice. Therefore, the TCPJ cannot warrant the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system and shall not be held liable for any damages caused by the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his/her own risk. Please contact the TCPJ at TCJP@austin.rr.com if you have questions regarding the accuracy of the data.



We strive toward providing websites that are accessible to users of all abilities. Our pages are intended to be compatible with screen readers and text-only browsers. To help accomplish this goal, we will attempt to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, especially the following points:

  • Follow HTML Standards – XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS2 

  • Use descriptive title elements 

  • Use H1, H2, H3, etc. for document structure 

  • Use relative font sizes in CSS (do not use the <font> tag) 

  • Use the alt attribute to provide text alternatives for all images 

  • Audio and video content shall have text transcriptions or descriptions available 

  • Hyperlink text shall be descriptive (no 'click here' links) 

  • All hyperlinks to non HTML pages will include the document type at the end of the link (like PDF, PPT, or DOC) 

  • Frames will not be used


Intellectual Property

The content of the TCPJ's web pages is copyrighted and contains some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using content or images/graphics from this website.



The user of the TCPJ website agrees that by using this website he or she waives any and all claims against the TCPJ, its officials, employees, staff, and volunteers and for any injury caused by the disclosure of the user’s information, whether by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure. The user agrees that any claim by the user against the TCPJ, its officers, directors, employees, staff, or volunteers will be brought only in State Court in Travis County, Texas. The user waives the right to litigate any action against the TCPJ, its officials, employees, staff, and volunteers in Federal Court or in any non-Texas court. This statement and the policies outlined here are not intended to and do not give the user any contractual or other legal rights. The TCPJ may change this policy from time to time, and reserves the right to do so without notice. Any changes will be posted to our website in a timely manner.



We reserve the right to change our Usage or Privacy Policy at any time. A revised Usage or Privacy Policy only applies to data collected subsequent to its effective date. Any revisions will be posted at least 10 days prior to its effective date.