Section Focus

An audience of professionally-dressed adults sit in chairs facing away form the camera in the mid- and foreground, watching a presenter standing in the background and gesturing at a projected screen on the wall.The purpose of the Probate, Trusts & Estates Section is to promote the objectives and standards of professionalism of the Houston Bar Association within the field of probate, trusts & estates. For questions regarding our programming, please contact our program chair.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 30

Law Section: Probate, Trusts & Estate
Judges’ Panel

April 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
May 28

Law Section: Probate, Trusts & Estate
How to Read and Critique an Appraiser’s Appraisal

May 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Section Chair

Bridget O’Toole Purdie
Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine, LLP
109 North Post Oak Lane, Ste. 300
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 735-8560

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History of Probate, Trusts & Estate Section Chairs

Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
Stephen Dyer

Chair Elect
Molly Dear Abshire

Vice Chair
Paul Strug

Leslie Amann

Gus Tamborello

Member Details

Section Members: 529
Section Dues: $25

Section Notes

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Law Student Policies

$1000 to one student from each local law school. Offered in the Spring semester. Each school selects a winning student based upon enrollment in classes related to probate, trusts and estate, exemplary success in a related subject area, and plans to work in a related field. Contact Aaron Dobbs (Gray Reed & McGraw) at (713) 986-7238.

No charge for students.

Contact the Probate, Trusts & Estate Section Chair for scholarship application information or a meeting reservation.