Welcome to the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section ("REPTL"), the largest section of the State Bar of Texas. The Section will provide regular updates on the programs and activities of the Council, along with informational E-blasts to advise of significant developments in the law or your practice requirements. In the coming year, legislative developments will also be important. In addition, each year, the Section also awards grants to organizations that provide fundamental legal services for Texans who are underserved by the legal system in the areas of real estate, probate, elder and veteran's law. Information about this program is available on the Grant Program page of our website. A list of standing committees for the Section, and a description of their work, is available on the Public side of the REPTL website.
Listed below are just a few of the benefits you receive with your membership. Please let us know if there are additional benefits or services we can provide to you.
CLE Discounts: There is a $50 discount available on TexasBarCLE programs sponsored by REPTL. This CLE discount exceeds the price of your annual section dues! The seminars where this discount is available are:
Estate Planning and Probate
* Water Rights 101
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* Building Blocks of Wills, Estates & Probate Course
* Changing Face of Water Rights Course
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* Advanced Real Estate Planning Strategies Course
* Real Estate 101
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* Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate Course
* Advanced Real Estate Law Course
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* Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course
* Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course
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* Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course
* Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course
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CLE Library: Section members have access to a fully searchable library of articles from the leading real state, probate, trust and elder law seminars held in Texas. (For help with your website login, email the section webmaster.)
REPTL Reporter: The Reporter is delivered to you quarterly and provides a wealth of information, including case law updates and articles in the areas of real estate, probate, trust and elder law.
Legislative Activity: The Section is one of the more active sections of the State Bar at the legislature – we believe it is important to protect and advance our practice areas. The Section drafts and submits (with State Bar approval) legislation that consistently benefits our practice areas as well as the clients we serve.
During the legislative session, the RELAC committee (Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee) tracks legislation and members of the Section help educate lawmakers on certain bills.
The ETLAC committee (Estate and Trust Legislative Affairs Committee) not only tracts legislation, but actively pursues the passage of legislative proposals relating to decedents' estates, guardianship, trusts, and disability documents, such as financial and medical powers of attorney and "living wills."
At the end of the session, we provide you with legislative updates on all the legislation that affect your practice area. Those legislative updates can be found in the Members Only area of the website.
Texas Title Examination Standards: REPTL, with the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section, co-sponsors the Texas Title Examination Standards Committee. This committee publishes the Texas Title Examination Standards which are published and widely used by the real estate members of the Section.
The 2016-2017 Officers of REPTL are:
Chair:……………………… Roland Love (214.720.1020)
Chair-Elect/Secretary:…… Tina R. Green (903.223.9544)
Treasurer:…………………. David Dickson (254.732.5856)
Immediate Past Chair:…… William D. Pargaman (512.617.7328)
If you are a current member, we welcome you back and look forward to an exciting year. IF you are not a member or a law student, we encourage you click the " Join Now" button or complete the membership application and mail in your dues. For $30 you can start taking advantage of the many benefits of a REPTL membership. We hope that you will make full use of the resources REPTL provides and communicate how we may better serve you
Chair, Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section
North American Title Company
8070 Park Lane, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75231