Tex. Est. Code Section 1054.201
Certification Required


Except as provided by Subsection (c), an attorney representing any person’s interests in a guardianship proceeding, including an attorney ad litem, must be certified by the State Bar of Texas, or a person or other entity designated by the state bar, as having successfully completed a course of study in guardianship law and procedure sponsored by the state bar or the state bar’s designee.


The State Bar of Texas shall require four hours of credit for certification under this subchapter, including one hour on alternatives to guardianship and supports and services available to proposed wards.


An attorney may commence representation of a person’s interests and file an appearance in a guardianship proceeding before completing the course required for certification under Subsection (a), but must complete the course not later than the 14th day after the date of filing the appearance and before filing any substantive motion in the guardianship proceeding.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 823 (H.B. 2759), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 214 (H.B. 39), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 521 (S.B. 626), Sec. 20, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 576 (S.B. 615), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 1054.201 — Certification Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ES/htm/ES.­1054.­htm#1054.­201 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1054.201’s source at texas​.gov